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[*] posted on 1-6-2019 at 08:03 AM


Thanks for that tip. Definitely fill in SF then and my spare can too.
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[*] posted on 1-6-2019 at 04:58 PM


This is a boojum tree... about 40 feet tall...





There are thorns in there, on the softer little leaf branches.


On the road to Mission San Borja. Some have ball moss growing on them.




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[*] posted on 1-6-2019 at 05:29 PM


ReTire stop by Coco's place. If you can take him some tomatoes, avocados, and limes etc. He'll be your friend forever.
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[*] posted on 1-7-2019 at 03:16 PM


Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
ReTire stop by Coco's place. If you can take him some tomatoes, avocados, and limes etc. He'll be your friend forever.


He wanted to wing it, which is great... but we hope he doesn't have any surprise problems because he didn't do the research first. He won't have Internet again until Guerrero Negro or if he gets WiFi at L.A. Bay from one of the businesses there.




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[*] posted on 1-7-2019 at 06:24 PM


I think I saw him this morning about 8:30 on the dirt part of hwy 5, large cab over camper on a dark colored truck with I think Oregon plates. He was being polite and letting some other vehicles go through a tight spot so I figured he must be a newb. :lol:

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[*] posted on 1-7-2019 at 06:39 PM


Quote: Originally posted by larryC  
I think I saw him this morning about 8:30 on the dirt part of hwy 5, large cab over camper on a dark colored truck with I think Oregon plates. He was being polite and letting some other vehicles go through a tight spot so I figured he must be a newb. :lol:

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Hey Larry, did you make it out through the Sentri at Mexicali West yet?




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[*] posted on 1-7-2019 at 06:48 PM


And this is an ocotillo.

https://www.mygardenlife.com/uploads/2011/10/6151_11.jpg

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[*] posted on 1-15-2019 at 08:19 PM


Larry C!!! That was me letting folks by in a tight spot!
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[*] posted on 1-15-2019 at 08:26 PM


I did stop by Cocos! Tried to help him some with an electrical issue he was having. At least I had a pair of pliers he used for a bit.

That highway 5 was something else. I was thinking....sure glad I have 10 ply tires, a plug kit, air compressor....and then a family in a Nissan sedan passes me going the other way! The best way for me to describe highway 5 would be to say that it is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly! BUT completely doable. Couple of times I was wondering IF I was even on it!
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[*] posted on 1-15-2019 at 08:28 PM


Very nice pictures posted above. Thanks for sharing.
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[*] posted on 1-15-2019 at 08:34 PM


I loved the free camping in La Gringa just North of bola.

Would not recommend visiting the mission San Francisco de Borja in a truck with camper! Took me 4 hours in my rig just to get there. I did however get to see a lot of Baja @ 3 mph. Took another 2 hours to get back to hwy 1. Several times at 2 plus hours in I thought I could cut my losses and turn around...but ended up pressing on.

I guess I’m glad I went....just wish I was in a Jeep or a truck not carrying a camper. I left a piece or 2 of my camper in the desert!
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[*] posted on 1-15-2019 at 08:44 PM


Overall I am digging my trip! A lot!

Can’t believe I’m saying this but......I think I’m getting tired of the shrimp tacos. I can’t make myself order anything else!! I know the vets know this but....an order of shrimp tacos means 3 of them...sometimes with a heap of coleslaw and avocado and salsa and tomato and more.
Every place has a different twist to em too.

Average price has been 150 pesos with 2 beers!
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[*] posted on 1-15-2019 at 08:54 PM


Currently back in Mulegé (4g LTE for Verizon)after spending 6 days South of here on various beaches.....El Burro, Coyote, Armenta and a couple of old scallop camps. Unbelievable the piles and piles of shells.

Santispac looked like a nice playa......but was it ever crowded!! Decided to bypass it.
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[*] posted on 1-15-2019 at 08:57 PM


Those Boojum trees are straight outta Dr Seuss!
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[*] posted on 1-16-2019 at 04:21 AM


Quote: Originally posted by ReTire  
I loved the free camping in La Gringa just North of bola.

Would not recommend visiting the mission San Francisco de Borja in a truck with camper! Took me 4 hours in my rig just to get there. I did however get to see a lot of Baja @ 3 mph. Took another 2 hours to get back to hwy 1. Several times at 2 plus hours in I thought I could cut my losses and turn around...but ended up pressing on.

I guess I’m glad I went....just wish I was in a Jeep or a truck not carrying a camper. I left a piece or 2 of my camper in the desert!



You never sais,i could of earned you. Lol. Went there on my bike recently.
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[*] posted on 1-16-2019 at 04:27 AM


Does it still look like this?

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[*] posted on 1-16-2019 at 06:09 AM


Yes it does! I got the tour from the guy who lives there. Not much English out of him. I did comprehend the restoration he and his son are doing and mAde a donation to the cause. Was refreshing to step inside...must have been 20 degrees cooler!
It would have been a hoot on a bike (by bike I mean Motorcycle)

Have seen a few people who seem to be pedaling their way in Baja!!
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[*] posted on 1-16-2019 at 07:50 AM


When I say bike I mean motorcycle. Not many old fat guys pedaling around. This guide said he lived his entire life at the mission and was baptized in this bowl. Neat place.

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[*] posted on 1-16-2019 at 08:05 AM


Wow! How wonderful to hear about your trip in real time. You sure are brave taking highway 5 - we did it once and never again until it is in much better shape.

Congrats on living the dream and sticking to the no plan LOL




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[*] posted on 1-16-2019 at 08:25 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Hook  
And this is an ocotillo.

https://www.mygardenlife.com/uploads/2011/10/6151_11.jpg



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