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5 - 9 November 2010

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A trip to get away from things and be able to concentrate on resume & project list updates. Job search. And starting a grant writing assignment. Head mostly in the clouds with all the beauty. First night at Robert's Motel. Then two nights at Mario's. Both located at Km-38.5 --- Campo Rodriguez.



Friday, Nov. 5

Saturday, Nov. 6

Sunday, Nov. 7

Monday, Nov. 8

Tuesday, Nov. 9

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Missions of Baja History
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aaa_baja.jpg (6222791 bytes)Ever wonder why Loreto, San Felipé, Los Cabos and other select Mexican destinations come into being and grow like crazy? It's not luck or coincidence. It's all very well-planned. Thanks to Fonatur, the "institution responsible for the planning and development of sustainable tourism projects." And with respect to the Baja Peninsula specifically, there is the vision of the Escalera Nautica, the Nautical Ladder --- a mega project. As of August 2009, this project was HALTED by the Mexican federal government. Yippie! The new Baja Almanac is out!  After being out of print for 4 years and losing both my copies, I ordered 4 to make sure I have a backup and give two away as gifts.


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Friday, November 5

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Very busy day with a late 10:20 start. Long border lineup due to US Customs checking outbound vehicles! Then on to errands & shopping ... TelCel, Banamex ATMW, say hello to Doctor Avila and get a prescription, replace Volkswagen Jetta windshield, Gusher Farmacia, another ATMW, down to Bahia Cantiles Cantina which was empty and finally to El Pescador Restaurant, where everyone has seemed to migrated to.

Saturday, November 6

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WOW! Only US$25 per night! Mario's place at K38.5 --- Campo Rodriguez.


2 Bedroom, 1 bath, "ocean" FRONT (!) with roaring crashing waves and a really high tide.

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Sunday, November 7

Sunday morning, very high tide at Km 38.

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Late lunch, cold margaritas & good conversation at Splash, Km 52.

Almost forgot about the time change.

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Monday, November 8

Rain this morning. Cloudy & cool. Stunning sunshine by 11am.

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Tuesday, November 9

After dinner & drinks, a good night's sleep.

This morning was a sleep in morning. Then off for a drive to Mount San Diego & to see the sea lions, but none were to be found.

Home via Santa Ana appointment at 11:00 am. Arrived in Desert Hot Springs at 7pm.