BajaNomad

SAT. JAN. 7, 2017 PowerPoint Lecture: Baja California Land of Missions

David K - 12-12-2016 at 12:35 PM

The Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association has invited me to be their speaker and provide a slide show about what is in my 2016 book, Baja California Land of Missions. Non-members are welcome to attend.

6:30-7:30 pm: 652 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA

To RSVP: scroll down to Jan. 7: http://www.abdnha.org/calendar1.htm#top

http://www.abdnha.org/



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Nashville Frank - 1-7-2017 at 03:12 PM

You go David! Wish I could be there, I'd love to hear you. I'll be buying your book in El Rosario next month.

[Edited on 1-7-2017 by Nashville Frank]

David K - 1-8-2017 at 12:19 AM

Thanks Frank,
It was a great turnout at least 40 folks and lots of good questions after the show.
They asked if I would return in a couple months and do if for another group of people who are there in the Spring.

Next Sunday (Jan 15th), 2012 book (The Old Mission of Baja & Alta) co-author (Max Kurillo) and I will be selling books and small mission bells at the Campo de Cahuenga Historical Reenactment ceremony. Right by Universal Studios, Los Angeles.

JZ - 1-8-2017 at 01:41 AM

You need to build a new website for your stuff. Check out squarespace.com. You'd have something 10x more professional in a couple days.

David K - 1-8-2017 at 10:52 AM

Quote: Originally posted by JZ  
You need to build a new website for your stuff. Check out squarespace.com. You'd have something 10x more professional in a couple days.


For what stuff? Tell me why the need, thank you.

I have a professional web host who puts my stuff online.
I have three websites:

www.vivabaja.com
www.oldmissions.com
www.choralpepper.com

JZ - 1-8-2017 at 11:02 AM

Your site comes off as very 1990's. With a weeks worth of work it would look so much better. Not very expensive either.


David K - 1-8-2017 at 12:35 PM

Which site, VivaBaja?
It is merely a place where people can get Baja trip ideas and history. It is not much of a commercial site and only my book is shown there for sale.
Maybe, someday, it will get a facelift? VivaBaja has been online for 17 years but, who knows how long before some other type of media will replace websites, like Facebook or ??

JZ - 1-8-2017 at 03:06 PM

Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Which site, VivaBaja?
It is merely a place where people can get Baja trip ideas and history. It is not much of a commercial site and only my book is shown there for sale.
Maybe, someday, it will get a facelift? VivaBaja has been online for 17 years but, who knows how long before some other type of media will replace websites, like Facebook or ??


Just trying to help you out bud. It would take you like 2-3 days to make it 10x better. I thought you'd care as much as you pimp it on here.

David K - 1-8-2017 at 03:37 PM

Pimp it?
Sorry, you don't know me.
My site is free info to help others. I have given a lot of travel details to you but would not say you pimped me for it.
Giving is what counts, at least to me.
Have a good trip.
David

willardguy - 1-8-2017 at 03:50 PM

yup,yup, its all about the giving............:lol:

BAJAVIKINGS - 1-8-2017 at 04:45 PM

Quote: Originally posted by JZ  
Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Which site, VivaBaja?
It is merely a place where people can get Baja trip ideas and history. It is not much of a commercial site and only my book is shown there for sale.
Maybe, someday, it will get a facelift? VivaBaja has been online for 17 years but, who knows how long before some other type of media will replace websites, like Facebook or ??


Just trying to help you out bud. It would take you like 2-3 days to make it 10x better. I thought you'd care as much as you pimp it on here.












Weak! If you really were trying to "help" David, you would have used private messaging

[Edited on 1-9-2017 by BAJAVIKINGS]

JZ - 1-8-2017 at 08:20 PM

Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Pimp it?
Sorry, you don't know me.
My site is free info to help others. I have given a lot of travel details to you but would not say you pimped me for it.
Giving is what counts, at least to me.
Have a good trip.
David


Sorry bud, you do pimp yourself like a mofo on here. I've been on a long time and witnessed it all.

Btw, I love the "Historian and Author" after your name. That's kinda what made me take a look at your site. I've published 3 books and never put "author" after my name, ever.

David K - 1-8-2017 at 09:30 PM

Neither have I, but am honored if someone else has felt compelled to add titles after my name.

LancairDriver - 1-8-2017 at 10:17 PM

If you write a book, article, or report, you are an author. If you play golf on weekends you are a golfer. If you do engage in any form of fishing you are a fisherman.
Of course there are various levels of expertise for all of these and many more.
I personally think DK's Baja knowledge sharing and writings more than qualify him as an author.

David K - 1-8-2017 at 10:45 PM

Before my Saturday evening lecture, a professional video photographer asked to make a short 'commercial' for my book and perhaps Baja tours.

We filmed it just east of Borrego Springs while we still had enough light. It was fun and interesting to see how this sort of thing was done.

The photographer has been working on desert projects and learned about me and offered to create this video and perhaps more to tell some of the interesting history stories of Baja.

So, he just sent this cut tonight, what do you think? Does it make you want to get my book or follow me down the peninsula? :biggrin:

>>>
https://vimeo.com/198629711

There are also two other cuts with minor differences on his account.
I convinced him he needs to come to Baja to film there!

[Edited on 1-9-2017 by David K]

TMW - 1-8-2017 at 11:40 PM

DK that was very well done.

norte - 1-9-2017 at 06:46 AM

Makes me want to go to Borrego Springs.

David K - 1-9-2017 at 09:19 AM

Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
DK that was very well done.


Thanks, Tom. Yes, he does a good job and is fast at editing. He is Robert Marcos who recently worked on a show about the Lost Ship of the Desert for one of those shows on Discovery Chanel or ?? He is a friend of my Baja Extreme tour passenger, Pat.

David K - 1-9-2017 at 09:22 AM

Quote: Originally posted by norte  
Makes me want to go to Borrego Springs.


LOL, right?! Font's Point is a nice place. Borrego is the closest thing we have to a Baja desert without crossing the border and this filming thing was just arranged for me the day before my Borrego Springs lecture, so we just combined the two into one trip.

The cinematographer wants to shoot stuff in Baja, so you will see boojum trees in the background someday! :light:

BigBearRider - 1-9-2017 at 10:54 AM

I'm sorry I missed the presentation. I needed another reminder a few days prior.

TMW - 1-9-2017 at 11:19 AM

Most everything you see on TV, especially ads, action shows and movies is mostly fake. It's done in a controlled environment and with computer animation and/or manipulation. For example do you really believe that Jeep running thru deep show high in the mountains. I saw a TV show, McGyver (sp), where they take off from the bad guys in a car (Camry I think) and the bad guys are shooting at them and the bullets are bouncing off the rear bumper as if the bumper was hard steel. I had to laugh at that.

BigBearRider - 1-9-2017 at 11:54 AM

Nice video.

David K - 1-9-2017 at 03:04 PM

Thank you. I am lucky that some people take time to get to know me and know my passion and love for Baja go way-way back. It isn't fake.

Where were you in 1966?
I was 8-1/2 and on my way from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas in a Jeep Wagoneer.
Pavement ended north of Colonet and didn't begin until south of Constitucion.



Had to catch my first dorado off Cabo, too!





As soon as I could, when I was 16, I drove myself through Baja and over the Gonzaga Grades.

Here I am in April 1974 at Agua de Mezquitito, a historic waterhole, between Puertecitos and Gonzaga Bay...



I am in photos to validate what I write about is often from person experience in Baja going back over 50 years.

rts551 - 1-9-2017 at 03:27 PM

Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Thank you. I am lucky that some people take time to get to know me and know my passion and love for Baja go way-way back. It isn't fake.

Where were you in 1966?
I was 8-1/2 and on my way from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas in a Jeep Wagoneer.
Pavement ended north of Colonet and didn't begin until south of Constitucion.



Had to catch my first dorado off Cabo, too!





As soon as I could, when I was 16, I drove myself through Baja and over the Gonzaga Grades.

Here I am in April 1974 at Agua de Mezquitito, a historic waterhole, between Puertecitos and Gonzaga Bay...



I am in photos to validate what I write about is often from person experience in Baja going back over 50 years.


David, Many of us have been to Mexico for many years. Myself, before you were born... but do not have a need to constantly put our pictures before every one.. to each his own. Your pictures do not give you a lock on knowledge.

LancairDriver - 1-9-2017 at 03:53 PM

Until some of the old goats who have been going to Baja since the earth cooled start contributing as much information as DK, we will in the meantime just have to continue to rely on DK for good Baja scoop.

rts551 - 1-9-2017 at 04:22 PM

Yes, you will probably continue to rely on DavidK. Some people learned that the more you put on the internet the more you risk having your life bared before the world...some of which can be very embarrassing. I could give examples but would be banned from the site. Best that is left for the other side, which I avoid, along with spilling my life's history on NOMADS.

So yes continue to rely on David.

David K - 1-9-2017 at 05:41 PM

It's about sharing and caring and not hiding behind a keyboard so you can take swipes at people and not be man enough to talk off line to settle differences.

Ralph I have tried to be nice and so far all you want to do is take shots at me for sh*ts and grins. Enough people who have bothered to meet me like me and my work, so it is for them that I won't let you chase me away.




[Edited on 1-10-2017 by David K]

rts551 - 1-9-2017 at 06:00 PM

Quote: Originally posted by David K  
It's about sharing and caring and not hiding behind a keyboard so you can take swipes at people and not be man enough to talk off line to settle differences.

Ralph I have tried to be nice and so far all you want to do is take shots at me for sh*ts and grins. Enough people who have bothered to meet me like me and my work, so it is for them that I won't let you chase me away.




David, I have pretty much left you alone for a while. I was just explaining why I do not post family pics or pics of myself, etc. I never brought your family into this. You did. You see this is why things on the internet are dangerous. Now I have to review all my accounts to see what is publicly.
viewed.

[Edited on 1-10-2017 by rts551]

[Edited on 1-10-2017 by rts551]

BajaNomad - 1-9-2017 at 07:44 PM

Quote: Originally posted by rts551  

(I avoid)... spilling my life's history on NOMADS.

So yes continue to rely on David.


Apparently that's all that needs to be said then.

Time to move on.

BTW... nice video DK.


willardguy - 1-9-2017 at 11:19 PM

okay doug, we got your message loud and clear.......:(

David K - 1-10-2017 at 09:23 AM

Quote: Originally posted by LancairDriver  
Until some of the old goats who have been going to Baja since the earth cooled start contributing as much information as DK, we will in the meantime just have to continue to rely on DK for good Baja scoop.


Thank you! I will continue to offer data I collect on my trips south or from my research at home, in hopes that it encourages others to go to Baja and enjoy the land and improve the lives of the people who live there.

BAJAVIKINGS - 1-10-2017 at 09:54 AM

Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Neither have I, but am honored if someone else has felt compelled to add titles after my name.







They forgot humanitarian, sprinkler specialist, and global warming hoax exposer.

David K - 1-10-2017 at 10:05 AM

Yes, they did! LOL

Mexitron - 1-10-2017 at 10:49 AM

Nice video David, and two of my favorite places--Borrego and Baja! Haven't had the time for long Baja trips of late so Borrego has been my go to spot, amazingly close to the SoCal megalopolis yet you'd hardly know it.

David K - 1-11-2017 at 08:21 AM

Quote: Originally posted by Mexitron  
Nice video David, and two of my favorite places--Borrego and Baja! Haven't had the time for long Baja trips of late so Borrego has been my go to spot, amazingly close to the SoCal megalopolis yet you'd hardly know it.


Thanks, Steve. Yes, Robert did a great job with such little filming time with me out there.

What is your go-to 'desert' since you moved to Texas? Guadalupe Mountain?