Baja Day 12
Well we made it and we are on our own as of today.
BAJA WINTERS CARAVANS.
Just a quick note about our Hosts from Baja Winters caravan
company. We had heard about the Baja Winters Caravans on an RV
website. We found their website, contacted John and Becky and signed up
for the tour. It was the best decision we could have made. John,
Becky and their son Dustin have put together an outstanding tour of this
incredible Peninsula. Their love for Mexico, the culture and the people is
evident in every action and word along the way. They have more than 30
years experience in the Baja and their surfing roots have taken them to every
corner and back road along the entire peninsula. Beckys interest in the
plant life and history provided an interesting narrative over the radio as we
covered the ever changing landscape. Their mission in not to baby you or
shield you from the reality of the Baja but instead to teach you how to function
in this foreign land while being respectful of the culture and mindful of
cautions that you wouldn't find north of the border. Their insight into
everything from language to traffic and police procedures was invaluable in
allowing us to feel comfortable in this wonderful but foreign country. They feel
they have achieved their goal if you leave the tour feeling confident about
traveling in this beautiful and proud country. If you have always wanted
to have an adventure south of the border but have trepidations about traveling
in a different culture and language consider contacting John or Becky at www.bajawinters.com.
Thanks John, Becky and Dustin. We had a blast.
Touring La Paz
downloaded a tourist map of the city and all the points of interest to see. We
went for an hour long walk this morning through the local neighborhoods. We
discovered that there is a local hospital across the street. Nice to know. there
is a veterinarian up the road and we are a short drive to the local mall. We
have already had to use our limited Spanish when we checked in last night. The
person at the desk spoke no English and could not find our reservations. We
managed to communicate our needs.
This is a very nice park with full hook-ups, a tennis court, a
swimming pool and hot tub, coffee shop, laundry facilities and washrooms.
Check out this link for more info: http://www.ontheroadin.com/baja/bajarvparks/casablanca.htm
The pool area
The tennis court
The owners house
We passed by a market on the corner of the street and they were
selling bags of oranges for $6
Today John and I relaxed a bit. John washed the coach and studied
his Spanish. I got the laundry done and worked on the website.
Tomorrow we are taking a taxi downtown to the "Malecon".
This is a shopping/historical district in La Paz.
Popular La Paz attractions
Our travels after La Paz will take us to Los Barriles for
2.5 weeks, then on to Cabo San Lucas for 1 week, through Todas Santos and
heading back north through Mulege where we will pick up the caravan again home.
We have not decided our exact schedule after Cabo San Lucas, it all depends on
what we find and what people recommend. We will be departing from the PEMEX gas
station in Mulege on the 29th Mar and be back in the US 3 days later. More links
to follow on our wonderful trip.
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