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[*] posted on 5-9-2018 at 01:05 PM


Hot air tends to dissipate quickly....:rolleyes:

A competition for king of the heap ?

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[*] posted on 5-9-2018 at 05:26 PM


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[*] posted on 5-9-2018 at 06:32 PM


I suggest you keep it simple for the wife. Crossing at Tecate and a wine tour is a great ideal. Ensenada is also a nice place to visit and a casual drive down the pacific side would also be good. Maybe a run out to the beach and sand dunes at Colonet then a stay at Jardines in San Quintin. You may want to limit your drive south to La Bufadora and the blow hole. The pacific side will be cool near the ocean. The Sea of Cortez side is a little too warm for most people not use to it. Don't try to pack too much into her first weekend south of the border, relax have fun and be merry.

When you have another long weekend this fall try the SOC side.
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[*] posted on 5-9-2018 at 09:12 PM


This one.
If it's good I'll take my girl. I think she might be one of those foodies.
Different than my normal type which is more of a drinkie...😎

I think foodies are still drinkies but with wine. So we"ll see...


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I suggest you keep it simple for the wife. Crossing at Tecate and a wine tour is a great ideal. Ensenada is also a nice place to visit and a casual drive down the pacific side would also be good. Maybe a run out to the beach and sand dunes at Colonet then a stay at Jardines in San Quintin. You may want to limit your drive south to La Bufadora and the blow hole. The pacific side will be cool near the ocean. The Sea of Cortez side is a little too warm for most people not use to it. Don't try to pack too much into her first weekend south of the border, relax have fun and be merry.

When you have another long weekend this fall try the SOC side.




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[*] posted on 5-10-2018 at 06:59 AM


In rereading Jeffro's posts, seems like he wants to show her the same stuff I showed Baja Angel on her first trip with me... We left San Diego when she got off work Friday and drove to El Rosario (5 hours) for a night at Baja Cactus Motel.

Saturday (New Years Eve) we drove to L.A. Bay and stopped along the way at Mission San Fernando and the petroglyphs just past.. also the painted cave at Cataviña. Had a room (cabin) at Camp Gecko for the next 2 nights to party with the Nomads there. Camp Archelon could substitute for Gecko (which no longer has guest cabins or camping). That night we partied with Paulina and Dern at the Casa Diaz dance.

Sunday, we went to La Gringa, the museum, the turtle research facility (no longer there), and had a nice day.

Monday, we headed home via the Montevideo rock art site, Coco's Corner, Gonzaga Bay (margaritas at Alfonsina's), and was dark by San Felipe. The 85-mile road south of Puertecitos to Chapala was all dirt in 2005. Now it is just 20 some miles of dirt.

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[*] posted on 5-10-2018 at 07:50 AM


This is much like the trip I had imagined. I appreciate everyone's input and suggestions.
My girl can hang in the heat and sometimes out beer me! She is a trooper and doesnt mind roughing it. For us Paris looks good on postcards!!
I will likely melt multiple suggestions into a plan and work out a killer multi stop counter clockwise from Tecate trip via Valle de Guadalupe.
We will see.
I will post up my plans a few days or so prior to our departure and hope to meet up with a few BajaNomads along the way!!


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[*] posted on 5-11-2018 at 09:08 AM


May I suggest you bring your wife to spend a weekend in the Ensenada area.
There is so much to do here.

Introduce her to the wine country just north of the town. Should you need a guide, drop on down to to the Facebook page of Artruro Horta Mesa. He is very inexpensive and can get you hooked up with anythi ng. If you need a joint venture, he can hook you up also.
Look me up on FB and I'll answer more questions you may have,

Ensenada is a great launch point for Baja Norte. If you have a couple of weeks in the future, give me a shout on either FB or U2U here.




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[*] posted on 5-11-2018 at 05:53 PM


We need to make up some standard trips for people.

Is this an Ensenada/Wine valley/San Filepe 3 day?
Or an Ensenada/Jardines/Baja Cactus 3 day?

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[*] posted on 5-11-2018 at 06:21 PM


If it was me I'd do the wine tour then run down to Ensenada and the San Nicolas hotel and do a little gambling at their casino. Next day run up to Mike's Sky Ranch catching the sights and sound along the way, maybe drop off some clothing and other stuff at the El Oasis orphanage east of Trinidad. After a night at Mikes it's back to Hwy 3 to Hwy 5 and north to Hwy 2 (either the free road or toll road) and back to Tecate. Stopping as needed for food, drink and pit stops.

The first time I stayed at Mikes with my wife it was April and cold at night. The room has was cold and when we got into the bed we both fell to the center where it sagged. It was a warm night.
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[*] posted on 5-11-2018 at 11:14 PM


Quote: Originally posted by fishbuck  
We need to make up some standard trips for people.

Is this an Ensenada/Wine valley/San Filepe 3 day?
Or an Ensenada/Jardines/Baja Cactus 3 day?

DavidK will never be able to make you a map unless you specify.:cool:


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[*] posted on 5-12-2018 at 09:58 AM


I added some notes to our trip report on Valle de Guadalupe from my wife. Highly recommend visiting there.



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[*] posted on 5-12-2018 at 10:13 AM


I'd pass on the guadalupe trip, why spend your time looking at something you can visit in Pahrump in your own back yard? you have a short trip, fool around Ensenada, drive down to san quintin for the night,visit the Old Mill, Don Eddies, celito lindo, go for some oysters, head home.
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[*] posted on 5-12-2018 at 11:34 AM


Quote: Originally posted by willardguy  
I'd pass on the guadalupe trip, why spend your time looking at something you can visit in Pahrump in your own back yard? you have a short trip, fool around Ensenada, drive down to san quintin for the night,visit the Old Mill, Don Eddies, celito lindo, go for some oysters, head home.


I concur....thats a short trip




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