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[*] posted on 5-13-2018 at 08:06 PM
Road Report Hyw 1


I just arrived at my today’s destination, the Hotel Santa Maria off Hwy. 1.

Left La Paz at 7:00 in the morning, 713 miles, 13 hrs driving time.

I was really surprised, hardly any potholes, lots of new asphalt, only a bit rough road condition around Catavina. The traditional arroyo crossings, both sides of Catavina, still not repaired......probably waiting of the next flood water.....

One of the best drives north, I had in a long time.. My Adventurewagen, 14 years young, 208000miles on the clock, performed like a dream......always -:)

But the best things of all......a brand new market by the Rodriguez Family, across the Catavina Hotel, fully stocked with all the items a wary traveler would need, clean well lit, only the fancy coffee could be a bit hotter......otherwise just perfect. Next to the market is the new gas station in full construction mode.

I shall ask my buddy David K to post my pictures here....me bad iPad
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[*] posted on 5-13-2018 at 08:09 PM


:light:

Here is what Karl sent me:

[Edited on 5-14-2018 by David K]

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[*] posted on 5-13-2018 at 08:43 PM


That’s a great market and has good cold water in the fridge. Then step outside and sit in their cool furniture on the patio for a bit.



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[*] posted on 5-13-2018 at 08:44 PM
What does the Market Offer ?


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For the wary traveler ?
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[*] posted on 5-14-2018 at 08:20 AM


I just added Karl's photos from Cataviña.
The new store is inside the 1974 Parador cafeteria and rest lounge building (across from the hotel and next to the original gas station from 1974. The final two photos seem to be work at the old gas station.




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[*] posted on 5-14-2018 at 08:23 AM


My oh my.....that is an infrastructure improvement that many of us will appreciate...will miss the 5 gallon jugs :D



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[*] posted on 5-14-2018 at 08:26 AM


Here is a photo I took in 1974 inside the parador's rest area/ cafeteria:





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[*] posted on 5-14-2018 at 08:42 AM


Thanks David,

It is all new gas station tanks and plumbing, wiring and so on.

Bano’s are somewhere, I did not look......had to go quick
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[*] posted on 5-14-2018 at 08:52 AM


De nada Karl... I figured it would have to be all new... but it is going in at the old Pemex location, yes?



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[*] posted on 5-14-2018 at 01:45 PM


Glad to hear the pot holes are "repaired." Heading down next week, yippee!
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[*] posted on 5-14-2018 at 02:36 PM


Nice looking and stocked store and plan on shopping there to show support but I will still get gas at Antonio's in El Rosario to support him as well.

Definitely a welcome addition to the long drive.




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[*] posted on 5-14-2018 at 02:42 PM


Excellent, thanks Karl and David.
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[*] posted on 5-14-2018 at 08:14 PM


"Glad to hear the pot holes are "repaired." Heading down next week, yippee"
Please report on your opinion of Hwy 1 road conditions. Some drivers with big trucks, big tires think nothing of potholes that other drivers/vehicles would need to be wary of.
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[*] posted on 5-16-2018 at 07:51 AM


Please report..... (I can't figure how to include a quote). Will do - I drive an old lady SUV so if the potholes are rough on cars it will be rough on me!
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Quote: Originally posted by BajaMama  
Please report..... (I can't figure how to include a quote). Will do - I drive an old lady SUV so if the potholes are rough on cars it will be rough on me!


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[*] posted on 5-16-2018 at 09:31 AM


So does this mean there is CFE power in Catavina? It's hard to imagine those fancy fridges are run from a generator for only part of a day.



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Quote: Originally posted by BajaUtah  
So does this mean there is CFE power in Catavina? It's hard to imagine those fancy fridges are run from a generator for only part of a day.


Los Pinos has the money to run their generator all the time, thanks to the tomatoes we buy at our markets here. The power grid (and cell phone towers) ends at El Rosario on the west and San Felipe (Punta Estrella) on the east.




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[*] posted on 5-16-2018 at 10:59 PM


A nice new market AND gas in Catavina?

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[*] posted on 5-17-2018 at 08:41 AM


Quote: Originally posted by chavycha  
A nice new market AND gas in Catavina?

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Well, there has always been gas at Cataviña, when the Pemex pumps were no longer open, independent dealers sold it out of gas cans there. It was about a dollar a gallon more for their service (and hauling the gas from El Rosario, 76 miles away).
One thing for sure, you got a full 5 gallons for the price of 5 gallons (19 liters) when it is poured out of a 5-gallon can!




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[*] posted on 5-17-2018 at 11:53 AM


Anyone recall when the generator finally took its last dump at the station? They were using a 5 horse pump that didn't have an on/off switch. The attendant would just yank the spark plug wire off. Spilled gas on the ground and the open in ground tank with a hose to it. Cheap thrills back in the day.
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