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[*] posted on 1-3-2007 at 09:06 PM
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[*] posted on 1-3-2007 at 09:59 PM
Here is the schedule for Saturday


For all of those attending, the schedule is:
930AM meet at the San Ysidro parking lot that is located at the last US exit coming to Mexico Camino de la Plaza exit, and at the end of the offramp make a right at the stop light, here is the link (thanks Amo)

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We will leave San Ysidro @10AM and go first to the Tijuana Historical Society for a tour and pick up some special guests (special kids) and go to the toy giveaway location, were we will meet the kids that all of the Baja Nomads are sponsoring and have a great time with them and enjoy some good mexican eating also with tamales, champurrado, Rosca de Reyes and chocolate. At about 12:30 - 12:45 we say goodbye to the kids, take the special guests back and head for the Control and Comand center, at about 2 PM we will head to CECUT (Cultural Center) and at about 3:15 - 3:30 we will go to LA Cetto winery. At about 4:30 we will take a tour to the Casa de la Cultura and enjoy a spectacular view of the city. After that we head back to the border passing through the world famous Avenida Revolucion.
It will be a great day and 112 kids will have a great Dia de Reyes thanks to Baja Nomads who are making this all possible for them.




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[*] posted on 1-4-2007 at 02:28 PM


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930AM meet at the San Ysidro parking lot that is located at the last US exit coming to Mexico Camino de la Plaza exit, and at the end of the offramp make a right at the stop light...
And look for the sign immediately on the right that says, I believe, "Border Station" - or "The Border Station".

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[*] posted on 1-4-2007 at 07:07 PM


Have a final head count, thanks. If some one would like to join, the tamale lady needs to know now.:rolleyes:



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[*] posted on 1-6-2007 at 09:59 PM


Well.................. HOW WAS IT????

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[*] posted on 1-7-2007 at 07:20 PM


Dia de Reyes Toy Drive 2007

Well the toy drive was a overwhelming success. Over 100 children received toys that they were not expecting to get. Fernando organized this event with donations (more than were passed out yesterday) from generous Baja Nomads.

Smiles were shared by all. All of us there will never forget the looks on the faces of those appreciative children. I hope the pictures convey some of the experience.

I'm sure Doug and Fernando will post thoughts of their experiences as well.


We also toured the L.A. Cetto wine tasting room, as well as the Command Center of the Police Department.

Thanks again to all who participated in this event, especially Fernando and his beautiful family



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[*] posted on 1-8-2007 at 06:44 PM
Thank you to all Baja Nomads


The 1st Annual Baja Nomad Dia de Reyes toy drive was a huge success :tumble::yes::tumble:. In the beginning stages for this 1st event I wanted to see first of all what kind of response we would have from the board so I was looking for a group of 50 kids max. The group of children that we found that was more close to that was 65, so when we started we had 65 kids, then it went to 72 and at the end 40 more children were added and these had some sort of disability, some were deaf, mute, some had down sindrome and some were in wheel chairs. Wow, can we do it? 112 kids :?: Well, thanks to people like you, Baja Nomads, Baja enthusiasts and beautiful humans that you are:saint:, we did it. We had well over 250 gifts:yes:, from shirts to bicycles, from Mickey and Minnie stuffed dolls to baseball bats and balls, tea sets and Barbies, soccer balls and basket balls:bounce:, we had all kinds of toys and gifts for all. Well the plan was to come across the day of the toy drive with Nomads and gifts and take them to the children, until Mrs fdt said that we should separate them by ages and gender and avoid a problem when distributing the gifts. Thank god for her, during the last few days before the toy drive, we crossed all the toys to México and it took my wife and kids 2 days to sort the toys out and specialy the ones for kids with some sort of dissability. Friday evening the last toys arrived, some from Yuma;D, special delivery and some from Las Vegas on California Overnight:wow:, wow, wow, wow :wow:
We were set, wake up early Saturday, get the bus, load it up, go across to get Nomads, pretty simple huh, no, I forgot about mexican time;), bus driver was late:rolleyes: . Mrs fdt said she was amased as to how an entire country can go by the same time :lol: So by the time we left San Ysidro it was 10:30 so we whent to the historical Society and just picked up our special guest Mr. Gilberto Rios and headed up to meet the children. When we got there and got off the bus, we could hear the childrens songs comming from the small wooden structure that is theire small chappel, as we entered and I saw all those kids sitting on the benches, singing, wow, gosh, gee, shucks, what a feeling, to me it was so emotional, we did it, they were there and we were there, I was ready to cry. Beeing the macho mexicano that I am I composed myself and I hoped no one noticed :lol: . We went in and were escorted to one side of the little church as the kids started singing Las Mañanitas and then their translation or the only english song they knew they all sang happy birthday :yes: . Whitnessing or handing out those gifts was one of the greatest things anyone can experience, beats whale watching :yes: . After the toys were passed out, and there were many, it was time for some greeeat tamales with frijolitos and champurrado I wasn't realy hungry because of all the excitement so I only had about 6 tamales 2 plates of frijoles and 3 champurrados, I stoped to save room for the Rosca de Reyes :rolleyes: .
From there we took the 40 special kids back to theire meeting place and headed to the comand center were we had to wait till some reporters from México City left and so we were back on schedule (mexican time schedule :lol: ) so we skiped the cultural center and headed straight for the LA Cetto wines, when we got there, after some talking we went down to the cellars and then back upstairs for some good vino. From there we went down Constitucion avenue all the way to 2nd and then back up Revolucion were our day ended.
To all of you, MUCHAS GRACIAS, HICIERON FELICES A MUCHOS NIÑOS QUE DE OTRA FORMA NO HUBIERAN TENIDO REGALO, GRACIAS!
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[*] posted on 1-8-2007 at 07:05 PM
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With all the excitement, we took no pictures, but tripledigitken did and I'm sure Doug will post his soon.



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[*] posted on 1-8-2007 at 07:36 PM


Fernando,
Thank you so much for bringing this all together, and oh, the stress in the beginning wondering if it would all work. What a great job.

The pictures are wonderful and I hope Doug posts more. If we are in town and healthy next year, we will be there. I hope all of the children left just a little happier.

Curious, are these kids in special homes or? Just wondering about clothing drives and school supplies etc. Oh, I really thought it was special that the "special" children were included.

Again, Thank you.

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[*] posted on 1-8-2007 at 10:41 PM


GREAT job Fernando!!!
And wonderful photos Ken.. you really captured the happiness in those ninos faces.
A clothing/ shoes/ school supply event sounds like a good idea.
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thanks Diane and roxioso for your concern and your gifts for the toy drive, yes they are in need of other things too. For now I think we have to clean up the mess here at home. And again thanks to all who participated and as stated in past posts on this same thread thanks to Tomi and Lory and team Cabo Magic they were a huge contributor, Oso, Roberto, elgatoloco,BajaSedoso, annonimous with the bikes, David K and Baja Angel, Sylens, bajasammy, Doug means and family, tripledigitken and wife Paula, Michelle , Ford, Liliana from Miscelaneous, Don Tomas and Consuelo Garcia and so many other people that made this possible.
Sometimes we can give more and sometimes we can give less, sometimes we cant give at all even though we want to and that also counts. Sometimes we give and don't even say we gave. I believe that this board is full of great people, it's been proven several times in the past and continues to be proven and we all take turns depending on our posibilities. Very important also were the people in Tijuana, from Cotuco, Cecut, police, Don Gilberto Rios, Roberto the bus driver the adults at the small church, Lupita, Pfra. Peña, Padre Javier, Antonio and his wife Emilia (the tamale lady), my family for putting up with me, and those that we sometimes don't know helped, everyone.
Again MUCHAS GRACIAS
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We are very happy it went over well Fernando, with more time to plan, next year's should be even more wonderful and we hope to join you!



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[*] posted on 1-9-2007 at 06:15 PM


Hey, c'mon. Somebody's got more pics, no?



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Really... come on DOUG!!;D



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[*] posted on 3-7-2007 at 03:30 PM


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...I'm sure Doug will post his soon.
Mañana has arrived.

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I'll never forget the look of surprise all the kids had looking over their shoulders when we came in the back door....

Fernando, thank you very much for not only the inspiration to do this, but having the follow-through to make it actually happen. Bravo amigo.

Thanks also to all the Nomads that donated toys for the kids. Sometimes little things are big things - and your contributions were a very big positive for the kids here January 6th.

A very special thank you also to Lori & Tommy of Cabo Magic - who went WAY, WAY into the realm of "you shouldn't have" to provide a great abundance of what was delivered that day.

Giver's gain. They always do.

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