|Updated: Monday, 16 April 2012||
our friends at:
Rosarito Beach, Baja California,
28 February - 3 March 2010
Dentist. New VW starter. Networking.
Michael and his daughter Sara, visiting from Toronto decided come visit me down here. Idea ... hook them up with Lionel & Judy in San Diego to ride-share for the 1-day "adventure" --- didn't work.
|Google Earth Placemarks||
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.|
Anaheim to Pacific Beach for dinner & drinks w/ Lionel & Judy. Spectacular views with wildfire (?), clouds, islands & battleships in the background.
Dentist. New VW starter. Networking & dinner at Bahia Cantiles. Taxi protest (strike?).
|Andrés meets Andrés, guarding the parking lot. It's always good to tip your bartender (Alfredo), waitress (Martha) and my buddy watching my car, Andrés, from Jalisco.|
|Called it an early night at 8pm (actually "closed" the bar) and went to Roberts Motel to crash in the surfer's bunk room.|
|But I couldn't resist the night's entertainment and stayed up until 10 pm watching Mother Nature's spectacular full moon show.|
Spanish tutoring. Apartment hunting. Dinner & beers with Mario to discuss property manager opportunity.
|Absolutely gorgeous sunset from the rooftop of my motel Costa Dorada ... $20 per night with Internet and television and reasonably comfortable.|
|They had hot water and it was mostly quiet. And Calalillies.|
|Soccer and baseball stadiums.|
Michael and his daughter Sara, visiting from Toronto decided come visit me down here.
|Shopping in curio market at my friend's store, Geraldo and his sister Noemi. Juan and Ellie were there also, when Scott showed up to discuss the hydrogen converter.||Decisions. Decisions.||European "man purse" ??|
|Lunch at my friends Chris & Ashley's place, "Plan B".|
|Surf lesson with Ché at my friend Jacinto's K-38 Surf Shop.|
|Capped off the day with dinner at La Fonda Restaurant on the bluff overlooking the Pacific at Km 58 on a cold evening with an ill Michael. Then a few Margaritas at Bahia Cantiles before heading back to Anaheim.||Shortest border crossing all year, just 15-20 cars each lane at 11pm.|