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[*] posted on 7-28-2021 at 01:49 PM


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Quote: Originally posted by BajaBlanca  


Paulina - your fish signature is so neat and so apropos!!


Blanca, thank you for the compliment. The fish signature was a gift from a friend, another Baja legend that has passed, Fred Hoctor. I think of him every time I use it.

David, sadly we need to add Travel Pearl Debra to that darned list.

P>*)))>{


Of course, a very dear friend who died way too young! Debra joined us on a few trips 2001-2004. 'Dave in 29 Palms' was another from way back. The list is really too long... and we will all be on it one day!

Have you any intel on Mindy ('jeans')? She and I dated for a year (2001-2002). Awhile back, she reported to me she had to sell her Jeep, her home in Ramona, and move to her mom's near Rosarito, due to some terrible brain disease. We also have not heard from M (Michelle) in awhile???




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[*] posted on 7-28-2021 at 02:17 PM


The strange thing is that Baja passed away with them. When I remember the people in the list I think of them in the context of their Baja experiences that are part of an old Baja that is mostly gone now. In the old days you journeyed across the peninsula without a destination. The journey was the goal itself. Now the roads are paved and the landscape is a blur on the way to somewhere. Yes, the old community of nomads bring back a state of nostalgia.
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[*] posted on 7-28-2021 at 02:28 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Skipjack Joe  
The strange thing is that Baja passed away with them. When I remember the people in the list I think of them in the context of their Baja experiences that are part of an old Baja that is mostly gone now. In the old days you journeyed across the peninsula without a destination. The journey was the goal itself. Now the roads are paved and the landscape is a blur on the way to somewhere. Yes, the old community of nomads bring back a state of nostalgia.


Get out on the trails. There is still a ton of old Baja to see.

Or get out on a boat. You have 50+ deserted islands to discover and explore.

There is a reason the windshield is bigger than the rear view mirror. Today is the best day.


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[*] posted on 7-28-2021 at 03:47 PM


Dude,

I've been on more Baja trails than you will see in a lifetime.
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[*] posted on 7-28-2021 at 04:08 PM


I once had a pair of AAA maps (north and south) connected on my wall so I could highlight all the roads I had driven on. A natural goal was to experience as much of the peninsula as possible. So many wonderful places and beautiful scenery and fun to drive, rough roads.

Just keep exploring because there will always be more Baja still to see than can be seen in a lifetime: So much Baja, so little time!




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[*] posted on 7-28-2021 at 05:09 PM


Quote: Originally posted by JZ  


Get out on the trails. There is still a ton of old Baja to see.

Or get out on a boat. You have 50+ deserted islands to discover and explore.

There is a reason the windshield is bigger than the rear view mirror. Today is the best day.


[Edited on 7-28-2021 by JZ]


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[*] posted on 7-28-2021 at 06:39 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
The saddest part about getting older is seeing your friends pass away. So many Nomad friends, hard to name them all, a few include Baja Bernie, Kashey Dog, Mike Humfreville (and most likely Mary Ann), Tucker, Mike Supino, Carlos Fiesta, Whistler, Baja Mur, Neal Johns, Bedman, ugh... so sad! We are only here for a limited time so I advise to use that time to create happiness.

Baja Nomad forums turns 20 years old next year... how different it was when I was 20 years younger! It has been a wonderful way to meet Baja enthusiasts, and camp with so many of them over these years, too! I am so grateful to Doug Means for keeping this boat afloat this long!!
[Edited on 7-28-2021 by David K]


David K, you missed to list your "best friend"! Which was JRBaja :lol:
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[*] posted on 7-28-2021 at 06:53 PM


This old Amigo de Baja has seen a lot of the peninsula over the years and is now pretty happy to just hang out at my little bit of paradise down by the sea. Times change, Baja changes and so do we.

I still get a little exploration in now and then but more often I just enjoy the fruits of our labors over the years, a little surf haven for old crusty folks like me.

People ask me what I do when the surf is down and I tell them that sometimes I just sit and stare off into space and think. Other times I just sit and stare off into space.

Life is good. I feel fortunate every day. And newbies be on notice! Baja is such a wonderful place and there are still so many nooks and crannies left unpopulated or otherwise, there to be explored enjoyed.




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[*] posted on 7-28-2021 at 06:58 PM


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[*] posted on 7-28-2021 at 07:26 PM


I knew my list was a short one, not everyone in it who has crossed over the final time. jrbaja/ Ski Baja as he was known here was a friend, in person. The sparring was a total Nomad gag he enjoyed, chicken coop and all! JR died too young, indeed.
Thanks for mentioning him, none the less.




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[*] posted on 7-29-2021 at 04:38 AM


Dang, nice thread. I guess I am one of the old farts. Tenth member to sign up when Doug started this board. So glad it's still here even if there were long periods of not visiting. It's a fun place to visit and I have enjoyed real face time with some of you. Thanks to everyone that has shared a path here and may good fortune be your constant companion.



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Quote: Originally posted by David K  
I knew my list was a short one, not everyone in it who has crossed over the final time. jrbaja/ Ski Baja as he was known here was a friend, in person. The sparring was a total Nomad gag he enjoyed, chicken coop and all! JR died too young, indeed.
Thanks for mentioning him, none the less.


Your best sparring partner was BajaBlackie (or some such name) on Amigos. Boy, did he tear into you back then. He sort of disappeared as well.
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[*] posted on 7-29-2021 at 12:17 PM


Don't recall that name, but I am still here and happy to help others, flak or no flak.
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Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Don't recall that name, but I am still here and happy to help others, flak or no flak.
Baja is so worth it to me.


How could you not remember Baja Blackie?

He was the most vocal guy on the Amigos board.

He riled everyone up by driving at night, saying he had big @ss lights on his truck. Guarantee you he wouldn't be sitting in his basement during Covid.





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[*] posted on 7-29-2021 at 12:35 PM


Quote: Originally posted by JZ  
Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Don't recall that name, but I am still here and happy to help others, flak or no flak.
Baja is so worth it to me.


How could you not remember Baja Blackie?

Guarantee you he wouldn't be sitting in his basement during Covid.



Yep, he would be 6 feet under due to covid :lol:




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[*] posted on 7-29-2021 at 03:12 PM


Quote: Originally posted by JZ  
Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Don't recall that name, but I am still here and happy to help others, flak or no flak.
Baja is so worth it to me.


How could you not remember Baja Blackie?

He was the most vocal guy on the Amigos board.

He riled everyone up by driving at night, saying he had big @ss lights on his truck. Guarantee you he wouldn't be sitting in his basement during Covid.



Oh, maybe he was the guy with the off road forums, Baja.Net? Doug will remember... He was just nasty. Good reason I didn't remember him, lol.




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[*] posted on 7-29-2021 at 07:31 PM


Yeah, that's him.





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[*] posted on 7-30-2021 at 08:55 AM


I was once associated with a board in San Carlos that I thought had a pretty good idea. They had an obituary board, where "prominent" members of the community who passed on could be noted. It was a good way of keeping track of who among the board, had passed.

I don't remember whether comments were allowed. I havent visited that board in many years, so I can't check. The moderator began censoring any post he felt were detrimental to the image of the town. So, most break-ins or bad reviews of a business of one of this friends was quickly deleted.

Anyway, some type of obit board might be a good idea for us to check in our frequent/infrequent checks of the board.

I barely remember you, Jesse. Did you live in La Paz and start a restaurant, or was that someone else?
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[*] posted on 7-30-2021 at 09:03 AM


Yes Hook, that is JESSE.
We first learned of him on Amigos de Baja, when he worked in Tijuana. In 2004, he came to meet us in person at Antonio's (Baja Cactus) party at jrbaja's place. By 2006, relocated to La Paz and opened Tres Virgenes a high-end eatery. His first partner was the late Aldo and now with his brother and another.

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[*] posted on 7-30-2021 at 10:05 AM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Yes Hook, that is JESSE.
We first learned of him on Amigos de Baja, when he worked in Tijuana. In 2004, he came to meet us in person at Antonio's (Baja Cactus) party at jrbaja's place. By 2006, relocated to La Paz and opened Tres Virgenes a high-end eatery. His first partner was the late Aldo and now with his brother and another.

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I recall him having some beef with a sport boat operator over illegal fishing or something of that nature then faded away?
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