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Jan 6, 2008 - Across the boarder we go!

So here we are in day four...reporting day one! We have not had Internet until today so I will do my best to remember everything wonderful we did and saw! Our boarder crossing started at 8am and was rainy but uneventful for the 18 rigs and 2 wagonmasters. We traveled for a couple hours till our first "Lenny" break, which is a bathroom break. Lenny was a weak bladder client of our caravan group. Anyhow, we then traveled in some rain to Estero Beach Hotel and Resort in Ensenada. We were all parked on an estuary and enjoyed birds and tidal...

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Mexico Bound!

Dec 11, 2007 - Finally back together!

Tuesday December 11...9:00pm I was up early this morning....around 6:30am because my couchsurfing host David was going to drive me up to the main border crossing at San Diego and Tijuana. We dropped his son off at school first, and made our way through morning traffic to the border. Found a place to park, and David was great in showing me around and making sure I knew where everything was in order to meet up with Ruth and our friends Glen and Steve. Good thing too, because they had moved the depot where one goes to pick up the temporary...

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Oct 10, 2007 - Ensenada, Mexico

I am so far behind now in posting I don't know exactly where to start.... We left San Francisco ages ago and headed on to our next destination, which we thought would be San Diego. The trip was pretty uneventful as we had amazing weather and calm seas. Nick continued fishing but came up empty handed each time, literally a couple of times as our bait was even lost. We saw much marine life along the way, many whales, even a couple of too close encounters with pods coming too close us, but no collisions so that is good news. The only real...

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Mar 2, 2007 - On the Road Back to the US of A

One thing about the trip down the Baja to Cabo is that you have to take the same road back. The time since our last entry has been spent retacing our steps and heading north. Same white-knuckle roads, same crazy drivers, same scenery. We did get to more time in a few towns we only saw briefly on our way down. We got to see Loreto, where we spent our time south waiting for an oil change. It's a nice, small Mexican town with the expected tourist shopping plaza and famous Mission church (this one had four clock faces on the tower, which it...

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Baja or Bust 2007

Feb 27, 2007 - Ensenada

Mileage 17,295 After a miserable drive, we arrived in Ensenada and I hopped into the doctor's lickety split. He decided I needed x-rays so he drove us to the radiology clinic. You read that right - he drove us. The x-rays showed that I had a rib broken in two places. Nothing they could do except to allow it to heal. But the x-rays also showed that I had a softball sized cyst on my kidney that was pressing on the plumbing and, although a renal cyst is very common and not considered of any worry, the Mexican doctors thought this one should...

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Jan 6, 2007 - Ensenada Mexico

This fishing town, just south of the border on the Baja Peninsula, has become a primary port of call for three- and four-day Mexican cruises. Excursions include trips to the Bufadora (a geyser of seawater), wine-tastings at local vineyards and horseback-riding on the beach. Most tourists venture out on their own for some shopping around town.

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Nov 22, 2006 - Ensenada, Mexico

Nov. 19 - 4:00AM - Set our alarm and we were out of our slip in San Diego by 4:30am. The sky was clear with bright stars shining. By the time we reached the end of our dock, the fog had come in and we could barely see the boats at the end of each dock to leave the harbor. It was sight-by-radar time. Dave was at the helm and Donna stood up top to be the visual to get us through the channel and out to sea. The three other boats traveling with us all pulled out at the same time. Since Dave had navigated SD harbor (3 years ago) in heavy fog, he...

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Nov 22, 2006 - We're here

We`re in Enenada. We left San Diego at 2:30, and got here about 1:00 on Tuesday. We are in a nice Marina called Coral Marina and Hotel. We're talking 3 spas and two pools. Oh yeah, there's a Gym too. We spent the day today getting all the paper work done. Lots of walking, but it was fun and exciting. We were sent from one end of town to the other a couple of times. We got a ride from a couple of guys once. He was from Gardena down here visiting his relatives. Small world huh? We ate at a really cool resturant on the walkway, Awesome tacos....

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Nov 19, 2006 - San Diego to Baja California del Norte

Nov. 18, 2006 Our last night in San Diego, we moved the boat to the marina where the other three boats were staying. It's a good thing we did because the following morning, when we arose at 0400 hours, we were locked in with fog. Since I had a brand new chart plotter that was overlaid with my GPS, I was able to lead the group out of the harbor. The radar also overlaid the chartplotter and I was able to track the other boats with the radar. We spent an hour to an hour and a half leaving San Diego Harbor. Once out to sea, we set a course for...

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Nov 8, 2006 - A drive to beautiful Mexico

What a day. Laurie came to the RV and then it was off to Mexico. Chula Vista is about 8 miles from the border and so Mexico was just screaming for a visit. There was this hunger for some good Mexican food and margarita's. Crossing the border going into Mexico was a breeze, in fact you hardly have to slow down. Driving thru Tijuana and down the coast line was a pleasure, and for those of you who know how Bill drives, well Laurie is cut from the same piece of cloth! I was sitting in the front and trying to take pictures out the window while...

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Nov 8, 2006 - Mexico adventure

What a day. Laurie came to the RV and then it was off to Mexico. Chula Vista is about 8 miles from the border and so Mexico was just screaming for a visit. There was this hunger for some good Mexican food and margarita's. Crossing the border going into Mexico was a breeze, in fact you hardly have to slow down. Driving thru Tijuana and down the coast line was a pleasure, and for those of you who know how I drive, well Laurie is cut from the same piece of cloth! On the way down it was surprising to see how much of the coast is beginning to be...

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Mar 18, 2006 - Commentary and More Pics

We left Guerro Negro and off we went to Catavina. It was a 143 mile trek. No problem. But damn, there were those mountains again. We found the turn and were greeted by a field, a few trees, some roaming horses and piles of animal waste. No water, no power and we are expected to cook for a pot luck in the evening. We are all talented people, we can make this work. Several of the group took off for an abandoned onyx quarry and from all reports their four wheel drive vehicles were put to the test. Several rocks came back and the complaining of...

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