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[*] posted on 7-20-2017 at 11:00 AM
The Orange County Register article of trip to BOLA


A view through anothers experiences of trip to BOLA.

http://www.ocregister.com/2017/07/18/whew-we-made-it-back-fr...
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[*] posted on 7-20-2017 at 11:17 AM


Glad she had a good time. I guess I've been over hwy 1 so many times I don't remember any mountains that would be of any concern, curves yes.
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[*] posted on 7-20-2017 at 11:41 AM


She was hyper nervous, but I guess that might be normal for a first-timer (who is hyper nervous). Good to see that she finally figured Baja out.



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[*] posted on 7-20-2017 at 11:55 AM


She conveys so much admiration for what she found. What a great article.



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[*] posted on 7-20-2017 at 12:46 PM


Good read. Thanks for posting. I want to tell her to drive to Mexicali and go south. No mountains.
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[*] posted on 7-20-2017 at 12:48 PM


Pretty accurate.

Hard to believe she was stung by a ray. More likely a jelly fish.
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[*] posted on 7-20-2017 at 03:14 PM


She is a Baja Nomad and has been going to L.A. Bay for many years. We camped at Gecko with Marla when all our kids were much much younger!



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[*] posted on 7-20-2017 at 03:32 PM


Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
Glad she had a good time. I guess I've been over hwy 1 so many times I don't remember any mountains that would be of any concern, curves yes.


Mountains. Big hills. Same same?
The climb out of santo Tomas valley, the climb south out of el Rosario,...
And about anywhere along the hwy the horizon includes a mountain.
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[*] posted on 7-20-2017 at 04:51 PM


Who knew that beer and ibuprofen were the ticket for stingray encounters!



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[*] posted on 7-20-2017 at 05:05 PM


Quote: Originally posted by woody with a view  
Who knew that beer and ibuprofen were the ticket for stingray encounters!


It probably pays to be pre-emptive on this, most all the time. Just to be safe. :smug:

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[*] posted on 7-20-2017 at 07:55 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
She is a Baja Nomad and has been going to L.A. Bay for many years. We camped at Gecko with Marla when all our kids were much much younger!


The article is dated July 2017 are you saying she did this trip several years earlier?

If so I guess that explains why she said the runway was dirt. It has been paved for several years.

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[*] posted on 7-20-2017 at 08:03 PM


Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
Quote: Originally posted by David K  
She is a Baja Nomad and has been going to L.A. Bay for many years. We camped at Gecko with Marla when all our kids were much much younger!


The article is dated July 2017 are you saying she did this trip several years earlier?

If so I guess that explains why she said the runway was dirt. It has been paved for several years.

[Edited on 7-21-2017 by TMW]


The author writes as if it is her first trip to baja. Dk, are you sayin she has been many times before and the newbie angle of the article is misleading or fake?
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[*] posted on 7-21-2017 at 08:33 AM


Marla is a Nomad, she has been to Baja many times. Having small children and being single parents, we have been traveling amigos, too.

She traveled in the Viva Baja van with us in 2001 to Guadalupe Canyon Hot Springs. She wrote a nice article and included a photo of my daughter in one of the tubs. She attended a Pyramid Resort book signing event and we shared a suite. As I mentioned, we camped outside a cabin she rented at Gecko, L.A. Bay over a dozen years ago. Marla has also attended the Viva Baja parties I had about 15 years ago. Baja is not a new thing for her.

There was a dirt runway next to Gecko on Capt. Muñoz' property, maybe she was thinking of that? I doubt if she ever saw the paved runways at L.A. Bay.






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[*] posted on 7-21-2017 at 04:06 PM


Seems to me I read that article by Marla a long time ago. Wonder if it is a reprint?



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