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Follow Dom & Diane’s adventure as Baja Amigos WagonMasters.

March 2016. Part 3. Northward on Baja

March 2016. Part 3. Northward on Baja

Our second day sees us piling into the rented van and heading for Artisanos to see the best variety of ceramics, cast goods, classware, carvings, onyx, and so much stuff that it’s overwhelming! Need a bathroom sink? how about a life size Don Quixote? Anyone need a planter, how about a chimenea? It’s a;; here, […]

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The new #1.7

March 2016, No Bad days.

Whenever I think of Loreto, I get happy. I have many fond memories of this little town, and each visit is a little nicer than the last: It’s a lovely entrance to town, green grass greets the caravan as we roll on down to the malecon. It’s a left turn at the bottom, and….. oops, […]

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Rendezvous reception.
Hi Pat!

March 2016: How does your garden grow?

It’s Potrero once again, and we are meeting our new group on glorious sunshine, no wind, no rain. The trees are all sprouting, and spring is near, here in SoCal. A quick trip in the van over to the border to get tourist permits, and it’s back to enjoying a perfect day. At 3pm we […]

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February 2016. Part 4: Home Sweet Home?

February 2016. Part 4: Home Sweet Home?

With heavy hearts we say goodbye to Mulege. It really is a wonderful little town that has survived so many natural disasters. Still there. Still flourishing. Still cute as a button. A lick of paint will be all it needs. It’s a fairly long days drive to Guerrero Negro today, and the road gets narrower […]

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Jose and his family at La Pasadita

February 2016, Part3: The journey north begins.

Los Cerritos Surf Camp is deceptive indeed. A long dusty trail leads us into a parking area that we can use for our stay here. It’s only a short walk to the resort’s pool area, which is indeed a lovely place to meet, eat, relax, and have a beer. Teresa, the manager, is an accomplished […]

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San Javier

Baja Amigos. February 2016. Part 2: No Bad Days? You Bet!

It’s a nice short drive to Loreto, and it’s Sunday, so not much is open today. We’re going to Rivera del Mar RV Park, and Yolanda is there ready to greet us as ever. It’s a lovely little park, and we are quickly shoehorned into place ready to explore the town. A quick drive around […]

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February 2016, Part 1:  Let the sun shine in!

February 2016, Part 1: Let the sun shine in!

In stark contrast with last month, February’s meetup at Potrero is greeted by sunny skies, and wind warnings. Thankfully, at exactly the moment that the rendezvous reception was to begin, the wind died completely, and we could enjoy a nice afternoon getting to know each other. Diane’s array of tasty morsels was a hit, as […]

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January 2016, part 4: The long and winding road.

January 2016, part 4: The long and winding road.

An uneventful trip northward to La Paz, and Campestre Maranatha. Cindy greets us and shows off her newly renovated RV Park. New look, new power, new gravel, plants everywhere: it’s a very pleasant place usually, but now it’s first rate in every way. Thanks Cindy! The gate is open for us, and the crew demonstrates […]

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Home fires.

January 2016, Part 3. Camera, Lights, Action

And so, as with all good things, other good things are only just around the corner. BEACH time! Playa Tecolote greets us with a heavy onshore breeze, which defeated Jim and Glenda’s plan to kayak over to Isla Guardia. BooHoo 🙁 A hike up to “Bart Simpson’s Nose.” (a famous local hill formation,) proved a […]

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The great Santispac rig wash extravaganza.

January 2016 Part 2, the party goes south.

January 15, 2016 – Well, the rain is now a distant memory, and with spirits held high, we saunter bravely into the warmth of Baja California Sur. Time change please, as the group mimics perfect parking technique at Malarimmo’s RV Park in Guerrero Negro, I realize that perhaps I’m just in the way! I’ll just […]

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Jan 2016 Tour: Got rain?

Jan 2016 Tour: Got rain?

So, Potrero is a little damp today. With the weather networks calling for flash floods, 16 intrepid adventurers waded their way into the pavilion at Potrero Regional Park for a quick rendezvous reception to hear about how nice it would be in a few days, on BAJA! High spirits were not to be dampened by […]

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Part 5, and...... home again.

Part 5, and…… home again.

RV-ing on land and sea….. The RV’s are ready to go and we picked up our pre-ordered fresh cinnamon buns from the cafe at the corner of the RV Park. On the road at 8 am. with a long driving day in front of us and our cinnamon buns waiting to be devoured we leave […]

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Carol: "anyone else swimming?"

February 2015, Part 4. The journey continues. Northbound.

Los Cabos Los Cabos (the capes) is the municipality that encompasses the towns of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo (the municipal seat), as well as the Resort Corridor that lies between the two. Our days spent in Cabo San Lucas were full of activity with everyone having a great time. The Glass […]

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Rivera del Mar Campground.

February 2015, part 3

Little town with a big history. We woke up to calm warm sunrise and the sea was silky smooth and glistening in the sun. Today we left the beach and Bahia Concepcion. A short journey took us to Loreto on the Sea of cortez, for two nights camping at Rivera Del Mar. We arrived at […]

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Fidel's modelling agency, part 1.

February 2015, Part 2

            Boon docking on the beach The morning was clear and sunny as we circled up for our pre driving meeting. Todays journey stays on the Pacific coast; we passed through scenic Santo Thomas Valley, and the busy communities of San Vicente, Colonet, Vicente Guerrero, San Quintin and Lazaro Cardenas. […]

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February 2015, Addenda: you know who?

So, here you all are. Say hello to the whole world!  

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The Baja Amigos meet for the first time.

February 2015, The Beginning!

Dom & I usually spend a couple of days in El Cajon, San Diego area between tours to ready ourselves for our next tour; car maintenance, laundry, grocery shopping and a little bit of down time. Oak Creek RV Resort is always clean and friendly with pools that are a treat. It feels like coming […]

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January 2015 Part 5

January 2015 Part 5

Travel day 17 and we are leaving Cabo, turning the corner and heading north along the Pacific Ocean to Los Cerritos Surf Colony for one night. On the way we stopped at the Blanket Factory, an excellent location to buy authentic textiles made by a Mexican family. Blankets, tablecloths, ponchos, hammocks, purses, hoods and rugs […]

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Norman shows the Aussie way to a womans heart

January 2015 Part 6: The End in sight.

Travel Day 21, started with fresh cinnamon buns from the local cafe. Everyone was ready for their long driving day.Today our journey took us inland through Cuidad Constitucion and Cuidad Insurgentes and back again to the Sea of Cortes. The highway north of La Paz was still under construction but not quite as rough as […]

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The Baja Bunch.

January 2015, Part IV. Finding the bottom.

Travel Day 14, RV’s are ready to go and everyone is standing in the sun waiting for the pre-driving meeting of the day. Today’s drive may seem like a milestone; we are going to Cabo San Lucas which is not a destination for everyone but for others it is, and also this is the half […]

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Can you just hear the puppy love?

Baja Amigos II January 2015, part tres (3) (III) (three)

Travel Day 10 is a rainy one. Dom & I have not seen so much rain in Baja. Christine our Australian traveler says it is her fault; it seems every where she goes it rains even in a desert where it hadn’t rained in years. Baja is green and beautiful. We are leaving the Sea […]

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George enjoys a good beach haircut from Bev.

2015 January, Part duo

Travel Day 5 started with the whale tour and in the words of our group ” it was amazing” and ” it was a whale of a good time” . A short driving day; we left the Pacific Ocean to venture inland to the middle of the desert to San Ignacio a date palm oasis. […]

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Now, that's a HAT, not a seagull swatter.

2015 January: Off we go!

January 2015 tour began in Potrero Regional Park as usual. The Park was as lovely as ever except for a few less trees; the park is home to many live oak and these trees are dying because of a beetle infestation. It is sad to see the trees withering away. Potrero feels like coming home […]

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Catavina

Last days in Baja.

  Leaving Bahia de Los Angeles- a favorite spot for the group, the desert back to Hwy 1 was green and blooming with sweet smelling purple, yellow and white flowers as were the cacti beginning to show bloom. The Boulder Fields along hwy.1 (above) is a spectacular display of granite rock formed from molten rock […]

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A long drive brings us from Ciudad Constitucion to Playa Tecolote about 24kms. north of La Paz. The weather was hot and breezy and being a Sunday afternoon local families filled the beach and busied themselves with swimming, playing,eating, walking, drinking; no different than family beach days at home. During the afternoon curious locals and tourists came to speak with us. We like meeting people. This was a great place to kick back and relax which is what Carl & Conne are doing. We spent 2 nights here; Monday was a much quieter day, Carl and Conne walked the beach and picked shells. Dom & I hiked early in the morning before the heat sets in then I also walked the beach picking shells. The water was a bit rough so we didn't unload the kayaks; we were kicking back and Carl & Conne don't kayak.

March 2014 Part 2

  An evening out at Vagabundos Restaurant & Bar. Ever affable Peter dined with us and entertained us mightily with his anecdotes and videos of Rock & Roll past. It was an animated evening topped off by the superb food and margaritas that we have become accustomed to at this oasis of culinary delight.   […]

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