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[*] posted on 6-1-2019 at 11:00 AM


Nice photos and report.
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[*] posted on 6-1-2019 at 11:14 AM


So it’s Marine Day today, I’ve noticed the Navy being visibly active the last couple days, but today they started with horns blowing early, a ceremony of some sort, lots of military music and bringing ships by for sort of a ‘float by’...proudly floating back and forth.
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[*] posted on 6-1-2019 at 11:21 AM


Breakfast at Dukce Romero this morning.

Excellent place, very CA/Europe type bakeryLots of pastries and breads baked there.
5 page menu, that’s for all 3 meals though.

I had a ‘bowl’ which was fruit, yogurt and honey with the ‘accompliante’ oatmeal which was really a frothy sweet milky drink, think warmed horchata. Apparently oatmeal was on it but I didn’t notice any.It’s on the left in pic and was really good whatever it was.
And I had a mocha which was excellent.



There were 5 pages on the menu, breakfast lunch and dinner but here is just 1



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[*] posted on 6-1-2019 at 11:38 AM


I will add more pics when WiFi stops timing out on me...grrrr
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[*] posted on 6-1-2019 at 11:56 AM


Great pics and what a gorgeous day it was out on the water!

I do think you will like the quirkiness of Maria California...also, the waiters and waitresses have profit sharing, as well as a schedule that fits their classes, all very neat things.

The food is great as well. Would you like to meet a Canadian local? She is very interesting and has lived there beaucoup years. She runs a foundation to help families who live way up in the mountains with no elec and no running water.




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[*] posted on 6-1-2019 at 11:57 AM


Great pics. Happy to see you are enjoying La Paz. Keep up the photos! I'm headed down Tue to pick up my waverunner to bring north.



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[*] posted on 6-1-2019 at 12:31 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Mother of Dragons  
...and then went to bed early as my skin is hurting! Too much sun in 2 days.

Today is a no beach day so my skin doesn’t hurt more.



Looks like you are wearing a tank top in the sun, not smart. For life on the water, wear a rash guard and board shorts, use sun screen and drink lots of water. Long sleeves and collars and broad brim hat are smart sun protection.




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[*] posted on 6-1-2019 at 01:29 PM


So true about the sun there.
They don't call that line the "Tropic of Cancer" for nothing.
Go find spary on aloe.
Solarcane is best cause of that 'cane part.
It feels very nice there in the sun there so easy to get burned.

"Navy Day" I like it.
That kinda describes La Paz.
A busy Mexican port town with something always happening.
Find a comfy spot and watch what it happen and try and figure out what "it" is.
A few cool drinks in the sun and you won't care.

"Mañana" comes to mind...




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[*] posted on 6-2-2019 at 08:49 AM


Well yesterday I hung out on the hotel balcony, in the shade, after walking for a long time.
Took a mini nap and met fellow Nomad 4x4abc for dinner.

Harald and I had great sea bass, cooked in garlic and butter, lots of roasted garlic..yum..at La Costa.

We talked about living here and the global warming!

Thank you Harald for a great dinner and company!

I’m at Maria California now for breakfast. Will post pics and finish posting Dulce Romero pics when I can.

Alan...I saw your car wash guy out there, lol

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[*] posted on 6-2-2019 at 09:18 AM


Well I have been sitting at Maria California for an hour and 15 minutes and still no service even though they keep saying they will be right over so my review wouldn’t be great if I had the choice to make one.
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[*] posted on 6-2-2019 at 09:23 AM


The nice weather shows thru in your great pics. Good time of year in LP and East Cape as wind slows after April. Pacific side where I live is a bit foggy w/breezy days during the Spring. I love all areas of BCS as each has its good time to visit and enjoy. When you are headed home and Airport come on Hwy 19 thru Todos Santos. Much easier drive and it cruises the coast. Have fun and stay safe. Tio
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[*] posted on 6-2-2019 at 09:41 AM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by Mother of Dragons  
...and then went to bed early as my skin is hurting! Too much sun in 2 days.

Today is a no beach day so my skin doesn’t hurt more.



Looks like you are wearing a tank top in the sun, not smart. For life on the water, wear a rash guard and board shorts, use sun screen and drink lots of water. Long sleeves and collars and broad brim hat are smart sun protection.


Well for the pic I crawled out of the shade, lol
I had a long sleeve rash guard and t shirt too to wear. Lots of water on me and 2 hats and the world’s best sunscreen on.
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[*] posted on 6-2-2019 at 10:04 AM


Quote: Originally posted by tiotomasbcs  
The nice weather shows thru in your great pics. Good time of year in LP and East Cape as wind slows after April. Pacific side where I live is a bit foggy w/breezy days during the Spring. I love all areas of BCS as each has its good time to visit and enjoy. When you are headed home and Airport come on Hwy 19 thru Todos Santos. Much easier drive and it cruises the coast. Have fun and stay safe. Tio


I do take the 19.. did the 1 once and glad I did it but for now I use the 19.
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[*] posted on 6-2-2019 at 10:15 AM


Quote: Originally posted by fishbuck  
So true about the sun there.
They don't call that line the "Tropic of Cancer" for nothing.
Go find spary on aloe.
Solarcane is best cause of that 'cane part.
It feels very nice there in the sun there so easy to get burned.

"Navy Day" I like it.
That kinda describes La Paz.
A busy Mexican port town with something always happening.
Find a comfy spot and watch what it happen and try and figure out what "it" is.
A few cool drinks in the sun and you won't care.

"Mañana" comes to mind...

I knew I would be hurting for a day, lol I love to be at the beach and I got no base tan before I came but still...I knew I would pay at least one day, lol
Luckily it just burns a little, not too white of a white girl lol
I am definitely finding spots to sit and watch..it’s always fun for me. Beer or margarita in hand :)
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[*] posted on 6-6-2019 at 08:48 AM


Quote: Originally posted by BajaBlanca  
Great pics and what a gorgeous day it was out on the water!

I do think you will like the quirkiness of Maria California...also, the waiters and waitresses have profit sharing, as well as a schedule that fits their classes, all very neat things.

The food is great as well. Would you like to meet a Canadian local? She is very interesting and has lived there beaucoup years. She runs a foundation to help families who live way up in the mountains with no elec and no running water.

Oh Blanca, I would’ve loved to meet her but I just saw that part now. I’m home now and will be updating my report, got tired of my WiFi issues there. Next time :)
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[*] posted on 6-6-2019 at 08:50 AM


Quote: Originally posted by fishbuck  
So true about the sun there.
They don't call that line the "Tropic of Cancer" for nothing.
Go find spary on aloe.
Solarcane is best cause of that 'cane part.
It feels very nice there in the sun there so easy to get burned.

"Navy Day" I like it.
That kinda describes La Paz.
A busy Mexican port town with something always happening.
Find a comfy spot and watch what it happen and try and figure out what "it" is.
A few cool drinks in the sun and you won't care.

"Mañana" comes to mind...

Oh I love this! Thank you fishbuck and it’s all true
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[*] posted on 6-6-2019 at 09:00 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Mother of Dragons  
Well I have been sitting at Maria California for an hour and 15 minutes and still no service even though they keep saying they will be right over so my review wouldn’t be great if I had the choice to make one.


*I will be updating my trip today, finally, and adding photos to previous posts*

Some pics of Maria California




So after leaving Maria California, sadly as it looked amazing, I went back to the hotel and sat at the big restaurant and had chilaquiles divorciados which I looove and a mimosa.



Later I went kayaking at Balandra..no pics..sorry

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[*] posted on 6-6-2019 at 09:26 AM


Later I watched all the families having a blast on the Malecon...tons of people learning roller blading and lots of families on bikes



They were having open ship tours and tons of kids ringing bells on the ship





And then had Tostielote for dinner



And as usual, walked around and watched the action
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[*] posted on 6-6-2019 at 09:43 AM


Day before last day...
I had fish tacos for breakfast at my favorite stand, from memory I believe it’s on Indepencia and Prieto..I’ll have to check..ps I did have tacos there 2 other times but forget to take a pics..anyways, breakfast there


Then off to Balandra where the people next to me brought ‘a bar’

And made me a rum, soda water and coke..yay


Then some yummy cocolocos

Then back to the top balcony at hotel, the beach was getting too hot and crowded, for another Bacardi blanco y coke and nachos naturale

Then back to room for a sun break

Then I went to...of course..La Fuente for dinner...a Dragonfruit, name was fitting, sorbet.



Last sunset

(My plan to walk town again got thwarted when the boat tour guy showed up again and wouldn’t leave me alone about having wine with him..again..I was uncomfortable so just people watched from hotel balcony :()


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[*] posted on 6-6-2019 at 09:46 AM


Thank you for sharing your photos, Khaleesi!



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