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Poll: Thinking of new Baja book ideas.
A) Collection of Baja history and travel stories. --- 6 (50%)
B) Personal travel stories 1965 to 2018. --- 3 (25%)
C) Detailed Trip Reports of the past 12 years. --- 3 (25%)

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[*] posted on 10-27-2018 at 10:33 AM


Exactly! A very wise old Mexican Fan Palm who sees it all...

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[*] posted on 10-27-2018 at 10:40 AM


For Goat and JJJ:

"Conspiracy Theories of Old Baja"

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[*] posted on 10-27-2018 at 10:57 AM


Quote: Originally posted by fishbuck  
Exactly! A very wise old Mexican Fan Palm whose sees it all...

And he lives at a mission...
And he was the 1st palm tree brought by the priest on the boat...
And he is soo tall now he can see over the horizen. (The future)

And little children have watered him starting with a small native child who was brought to the mission... found with his mom who was killed by a cougar saving him.
It's a miracle...
And to this very day... a small child pours a humble cup of water from that same spring blessed by the PADRE...

OK DavidK.
That's your motivation. Time to shine boy!



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[*] posted on 10-27-2018 at 02:10 PM


I've wanted (and have done quite a few already) to follow in the footsteps of Erle Stanley Gardner's Baja's adventures. You can preface the destination with excerpts from his books, and then follow through with your own experience. Mex. 1 had not yet been paved, but finding his campsites through photos or descriptions, and then camping in the same place with current observations (many likely unchanged in 50 years) would be interesting. Visiting the ranchos, meeting the same families …. At least good for a Baja Bound Article.
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[*] posted on 10-27-2018 at 03:40 PM


Oh not a book. I can see you on PBS as the Huell Howser of Baja.
You can go to well known and not so well known parts of Baja and
Make observations like " so here we are at the yellow ice house where Amarillo is yellow but hielo is ice?"
"That's confusing!"
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[*] posted on 10-27-2018 at 03:40 PM


for a book...stick to your passion and what you know...history! I love Wilderone's idea...right up your alley...callejon!



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[*] posted on 10-28-2018 at 06:05 AM


Mining shaped Baja for many many years. The history is fascinating and there are still locations throughout Baja with remains of that history. You already know of the San Antonio area and that resource. Baja Sur is a wealth of sources and mining does not have to be defined by just gold and silver. Then there are the current functioning mines all over the peninsula. Like the missions, these ruins are vanishing and need to be documented.
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[*] posted on 10-28-2018 at 07:10 AM


Did not vote for any of the 2 options. Suggestion: go on an adventure, write about it.



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[*] posted on 10-28-2018 at 12:42 PM


There are THREE options.

Thank you Nomads who do read my posts and like to have Baja stories or information on your bookshelf... or at least here on Baja Nomad!

So far Option A has twice the votes of either of the other two... but with only 8 of you casting votes, it really isn't a good time to judge the results! LOL




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[*] posted on 10-28-2018 at 04:55 PM


A collection of old stories. I love the the travel logs from desert magazine or Earl Stanley Gardener , read some of the AAA exhibitions maping Baja those stories are great!
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[*] posted on 10-28-2018 at 05:08 PM


Quote: Originally posted by vacaenbaja  
Oh not a book. I can see you on PBS as the Huell Howser of Baja.
You can go to well known and not so well known parts of Baja and
Make observations like " so here we are at the yellow ice house where Amarillo is yellow but hielo is ice?"
"That's coynfusing!"




A quote from from Huell "Do you mean to tell me this palm tree used be dry"
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[*] posted on 10-28-2018 at 05:09 PM


This one is going to very difficult - Document as many roadside memorials as possible along Route 1 - I always wonder about the person(s) memorialized there.
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[*] posted on 10-29-2018 at 07:40 AM


Quote: Originally posted by 55steve  
This one is going to very difficult - Document as many roadside memorials as possible along Route 1 - I always wonder about the person(s) memorialized there.


Like I did in 2005 with Hector's monument? >>> http://vivabaja.com/1005/




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