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Mar 11, 2016 - Guerrero Negro, Baja, Mexico

The next day we went out whale petting again. Both days the weather was great and the lagoon calm. Again the whales cooperated and we spent many hours watching and petting baby whales. After the whale watching we had a social on the patio at the RV park/restaurant with natchos and tons of sides.

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Mar 10, 2016 - Guerrero Negro, Baja, Mexico

The first pictures posted are of the salt mine tour. This actually happened after we went out in the boats whale petting. It is supposted to be called whale watching, but everybody on the trip got to pet a whale. The salt mine is one of the largest in the world. It is here because the water in the lagoon is higher in salt than the ocean. Also because of the wind and heat here that makes for fast evaporation. It is a huge operation and employs about 800 people.

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Mar 9, 2016 - Guerrero Negro, Baja, Mexico

This leg was supposed to take 5 hours. But we came upon an overturned tanker truck. The road at this point is only 19 wide (entire paved roadway, no shoulders). You can't go off the pavement without having an accident. We were stopped for about 1.5 hours or so. So we got the opportunity to get out and take pictures of the beautiful desert.

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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 - 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 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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