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[*] posted on 4-25-2004 at 11:38 AM
Things for the family to do after I have Fished them out?


Taking the family down to loreto and was wondering besides fishing what other fun things are there to do in town? Horseback riding? Best Places to snorkel?:?:

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[*] posted on 4-25-2004 at 11:46 AM
Especially if the family includes kids....


my best advice on what to do when you go to Loreto or any other beachside town in Southern Baja, is simply don't plan a whole lot. You'll be amazed at how easy it will become to while the days away with little stress and micromanagement. Just hang out on the beach or walk around town and practice slowing down. That's where the true joy of a Baja vacation comes. - Stephanie



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[*] posted on 4-25-2004 at 11:57 AM


Drive up to San Javier for history lesson and pinturas.

Drive up to Bahia Concepcion for snorkeling and beach time picnic.




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[*] posted on 4-25-2004 at 11:58 AM
If you're driving


I'd take the trek up to San Javier. It's well worth the drive.
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[*] posted on 4-25-2004 at 12:55 PM


San Javier gets my vote! Also, what Stephanie says is so true!

See Loreto, San Javier and San Bruno mission photos at http://davidksbaja.com/bajamissions (first page).




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[*] posted on 4-25-2004 at 04:14 PM
things to do?


why not taqke your children out to the Dump North of Loreto and see if there are any small Children rummaging through the Trash for Cans,to be sold for Food and propane for their families?
Or go over to the boarding School with your children to meet and play with the children of the "Internado}

A side trip to MiraMar to teach your children how smiling ,happy people live in Cardboard shacks!Never complaining about not having the latest "Gameboy" or going to the latest Movie?

Try teaching your children about another culture,lanuage,way of Life.

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[*] posted on 4-25-2004 at 05:20 PM


Bring along a book on Marine Life, and a bucket per child for tide-pooling. After checking the treasures out, please return critters. Hours of fun! :biggrin:
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[*] posted on 4-25-2004 at 05:59 PM


If its the summer, i love to take the entire familia on a good Pitaya hunting party, you simply need long carrizo sticks, a good eye, and willingness to eat as many Pitayas as you can.

Plus, you can make candy with them and take it home.;)




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smile.gif posted on 4-25-2004 at 07:48 PM
Loreto Vacation


Don't forget to visit the Mission and the Museum. Loreto is the home of the first of the Missions. The museum houses many interesting things. You can rent horses up by the highway---if you would like. Rent a panga and go over to Coronado Island for the day---it is beautiful. I like just hanging out and visiting with my Mexican friends the best. Loreto is a very tranquil place and the days pass so quickly. Don't forget baseball at the stadium in the evening. Lotta action and not boring like pro ball here is. Have a great time.



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[*] posted on 4-25-2004 at 08:14 PM


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If its the summer, i love to take the entire familia on a good Pitaya hunting party, you simply need long carrizo sticks, a good eye, and willingness to eat as many Pitayas as you can.

Plus, you can make candy with them and take it home.;)


Jesse, how far south before the Pithaya Dulce area starts? I thought the fruit wasn't in season until the fall?

I would really like to try some, as I have not yet. I enjoy the cactus apples from the Nopal (Prickly Pear) I think is called 'tuna' en espanol? I understand nothing beats pithaya dulce!

How about a pithaya party Jesse?




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[*] posted on 4-26-2004 at 08:41 AM


The beach at Juncalito (a little south), is nice; Las Parras tours in town offers trips to Mag Bay for whale watching if there are still whales there now. They also offer tours to the pictographs and fruit orchard in the Sierra Gigante (en route to the mission).
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[*] posted on 4-26-2004 at 11:16 AM


Quote:
Originally posted by David K
Quote:
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If its the summer, i love to take the entire familia on a good Pitaya hunting party, you simply need long carrizo sticks, a good eye, and willingness to eat as many Pitayas as you can.

Plus, you can make candy with them and take it home.;)


Jesse, how far south before the Pithaya Dulce area starts? I thought the fruit wasn't in season until the fall?

I would really like to try some, as I have not yet. I enjoy the cactus apples from the Nopal (Prickly Pear) I think is called 'tuna' en espanol? I understand nothing beats pithaya dulce!

How about a pithaya party Jesse?


Well, i always go Pitaya hunting during the summer, and from what i can see, you can start getting Pitayas after you pass el Rosario.

Too bad we can't get them this far north.




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smile.gif posted on 4-26-2004 at 06:06 PM
Thanks all of you


For your great info. But what are pitayas?
Bringing a bucket and a book is something I would have not thought of.
I planed on seeing the mission but I dident know about the museum, and now, san javier & bahia concepion.Thanks Again

That being said. Wow Skeet! Take my kids to the dump?I dont think so. I live in L.A. so dumpster diving is nothing new. we just do it behind the store not at the dump.I work my tail off so my kids dont have to see lifes harshness( for when their young adults they will have to)

My kids never had gameboys, or game consoles. I think they are the biggest waste of time in the world. (besides for taking your kids to the dump)
and I never want my kids to be content with a cardboard house. I just want have a family vaction in loreto, and we should not have to feel gulity about it. You see I wanted to have 5 children. But I found out I did not have the means to feed or shelter 5 children so I STOPED when I got two.I dont whant to change mexico. I just want to go there have so fun spend some money and go home. And HOPFULLY some of that money(taxes) helps the kids.
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[*] posted on 4-27-2004 at 05:24 AM


Hardy:
Thank you for your Words!

I wanted you and your family to know that "People "live in Loreto.
that there are Children in Need there as there are here in the States.

hoping that you and your children would know the Real Baja instead of the "Tourist' Baja.

Seems as if we all are thinking more of Ourselves, than our neighbors these Days,both in Baja and the States United.

No offense intended.

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[*] posted on 4-27-2004 at 11:16 AM


Pitayas

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[*] posted on 4-27-2004 at 01:43 PM


Add a kayak outing on the things to do. Lots of placed to rent I am sure...I always stay at the Villa De Loreto (owners are Ron and Wendy and not a nicer place to stay in all of baja in my opinion) and they loan them as part of the stay....Kids will have a blast seeing all of the fish up close and watching the brown pelicans 'bomb' the water right in front. Top of the list would be the trip to San Javier. This is one of the best ways to see 'authenic' culture. If you have the ability/desire the school there is always extremely appreciative of used (or new) sports equipment (balls, bats, gloves etc).
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[*] posted on 4-27-2004 at 03:33 PM


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I always stay at the Villa De Loreto (owners are Ron and Wendy and not a nicer place to stay in all of baja in my opinion)


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