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Dec 3, 2015 - Dunes from Dec. 3 to 24

Bon and I spent considerable time at Esquina, Cafe Todos Santos, and several other local establishments in and about town as well as 2 Sunday trips to Baja Beans for our favorite carrot cake. We both have come to the conclusion thst we're done camping here in the future - 15 years is long enough and with privacy a much bigger issue we're not in the mood to bare ourselves before the world anymore. Not that we're shy but more that the public has changed here ( higher end and less tolerant). On the bright side, of the 42 plants I've put in...

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Dec 2, 2015 - Family in last days here...sad but happy

Todd and JJ are up early (6a.m.<) to go MX fishing in ponga with friend, Mark from neighbor in yellow house on dunes in photos. Jonnie also up early goes to La Esquina to catch up on school work where later we join her. 6 go to Cerritos swimming and later head to fisherman's beach to greet Todd, JJ, et al on their return +/- 3pm. I head to clinic to get INR done and catch up on this blog!!

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Nov 29, 2015 - Todos 11/29&30

11/29 Another easy going getting started day...setting up camp again since hurricane threat has passed. Tiff, Tyler, Jordyn, Ma Bon go to Las Palmas swimming in afternoon after a brief visit to Baja Beans. JJ, Jaz, and I go to Shut Up Franks and watch Seattle sqeek by Cincinnati in a real exciting passing game by both sides.  Jaz of course spent the entire time on wifi, ha...teenhood!   11/30 Everyone goes own direction in a.m...Jettes minus Tyler go to drop laundry and eat breakfast. T&J go to Esquina for breakfast & wifi, Bon goes to...

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Nov 27, 2015 - Dunes 11/27-29

11/27,8,&9 The day after Thanksgiving reports indicate that the storm may bring high winds...the kind our tents cannot withstand. So we opt for caution and hunker down. Plus everyone is tired and an off day is required...we dry and organize our gear for assembly tomorrow. Today skies are still cloudy and it's very humid.  We opt for seeing La Paz first then go swim and set up camp -again.   Once in La Paz, a real Mexican city, we walk the malecon and settle on a nice little MX restaurant with good MX food. Over an hour later (@ 3) we leave...

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Nov 26, 2015 - THANKSGIVING

11/26 THANKSGIVING The entire adult family is in an uproar...kids handling well.  Issues re: tents, sleeping, promises,  miscommunications...all the regular stuff but 2 very stubborn people at loggerheads causing much confusion smong the remaining folk. I get up early because we need the big tent erected to get out of the sun. Takes me by myself 1+ hours securing corners with deadmen so winds do not blow it away.  Next I need to erect an outhouse but require a shovel.  I just happen to run into David our neighbor from run into David our...

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Nov 24, 2015 - Todos Santos

After landing, collecting our bags, shuttle to Cactus car rental, taking care of $$, loading up the 3 cars...we go to Costco for our first 'Mexican' meal, ha! We arrive after dark and amid sone confusion we decide it best to wait setting up camp for tomorrow. Up since before 5 all are tired and actually I'd say exhausted!

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May 13, 2015 - Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas is in a gorgeous location at the bottom of the 775 mile Baja Peninsula. It would be easy to argue that the Baja is more part of California than Mexico; it is only attached by a small piece of land on the northern edge. So far it seems less affected by drug cartel terrorism and the port was well guarded by soldiers sporting rifles that were as tall as they were. Cabo does not have a deep water port so we and the Disney Wonder had to tender passengers ashore. Getting off the life boat we were surprised to have our hand bags...

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Mar 24, 2015 - Mexico - Todos Santos

From Cabo San Lucas, I took the bus north to La Paz, with a 4 hour stop in Todos Santos, home of the Hotel California. It turns out it isn't the real one because the Eagles song doesn't refer to a real hotel, it is a metaphor for the excess of the life of a rock star. But it was still a neat hotel, has been nicely renovated, in a little town with a Mission and nice craft shops, and a place across the street from the Hotel that makes "the best margaritas”.

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Mar 24, 2015 - Mexico - La Paz

I got back on the bus and continued on to La Paz, a smaller community on the east side of the Baja peninsula. I stayed in a hotel just off the Malecón, with easy access to everything. La Paz is much, much less touristy – there are some tourists but not many and definitely no large groups of students on spring break like I saw in Cabo San Lucas. I went snorkeling with whale sharks – the juveniles feed on a sandbar near the town so we snorkeled alongside them as they move along eating plankton. Even though they were just juveniles, some were...

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Mar 15, 2015 - Mexico - Cabo San Lucas

I took the Amtrak to San Diego (quite a nice way to travel – lots of legroom and the ability to walk around or go to the lounge car). Then a short flight to Cabo which is quite developed with lots of new development coming soon, and is crowded with a million students because it is spring break. I’ve done a few things here – went on a boat ride to see the famous Arch, went zip-lining, visited the glass blowing factory, learnt how tequila is made, saw whales, and was hounded by many time share salesmen.

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Nov 27, 2014 - 2ieme Etat du Mex et Histoire de Tatoo ...

Bonjour a Tous, La Paz, grosse ville de cet état(300,000). Ou part le traversier pour le continent, ma prochaine destination. Les bonnes et belles rencontres continus. France élever a Riv Bleu a 15 km de Ponik. Gary et John voir photo. Un endroit dans la Mer de Cortez que je retournerais bien pour quelques sem mois avec une van et kayak/tuba et palme. Beaucoup plus positif le sud de la Baja C. Probablement que l'adaptation progresse, je pense toujours prendre une pose avec emphase sur l'espagnol. J'apprécierais un peu plus de pouvoir...

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Nov 18, 2014 - Mexique, 1er État La Baja California et sensations

Bonjour a tous, Petite entrée pour mettre un point sur la carte et donner mes impressions sur mon premier État dans ce nouveau pays en vélo. Bien l'entrée fut des plus facile, obtenir le visa pour 180 jours aussi. Ce visa est vendu pour 25 dollars US lorsqu'on franchit la porte de la frontière, pas besoin de chercher, ils nous attendent. Bien pratique, Gracias. Après, l'adaptation est bien présente... Par exemple, les parcs des villes ou villages n'ont pas d'eau/fontaine et on doit payer pour utiliser les toilettes. Les routes, très peu...

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