Some of the landscape at the museum was made from broken wine bottles. This was the oldest vineyard in this wine area. It was 80 years old. The rose bush planted at the end of the row was to check for pests. If the roses have bugs they treat the grape vines
Wine tasting for all and Freddie??? He says the bottles he bought are gifts. Uh huh...
Almost at the U.S. boarder we find a lawn chair that we may need to stop for. Not!
...stuck in the entrance booth...customs let him go right through...we think they wanted to get rid of them!
Good-bye Freddie, we thank -you from the bottom of our hearts for your leadership and everything else you did for us.
We ended our travels back in Potero, where we started. Very nice, this is a trip that goes down as one of the best ever.
Leaving Cataviña in the afternoon meant we would arrive at the beach close to sunset..beautiful.
Morning sunrise and coffee perch...afternoon cocktail hour.
...and the Gang was all here!
Fellow caravaners...do you have any pictures of Freddie's song or our farewell party? Please send them.
The central desert area that we drove through was in unprecedented, full bloom as we drove through. Mike had been traveling the Baja for 40+ years and he had never seen the desert with this much of a bloom and green. The Baja had a good amount of rain this year and this proceeded the bloom. My drive-by-shots do not do the flowers justice. There were few places to park to photograph the beauty we saw. These photos are the best I have to show. In the camp that night I did manage to catch a few shots. The litter on the side of the road was where some type of truck had caught fire.
This situation was Wayne's problem again. (love you Wayne) Pulled off the highway in this picture is deceiving. Earlier we came to a dead stop on HWY 1 because a part of Wayne's trailer frame broke and was dragging. We got out the orange rags to make sure the upcoming traffic knew we were at a dead stop. A miracle that was a few miles ahead, was this pull out. Second miracle, was the tire shop that had a welder, at the next set of two businesses! The caravan traveled on to the next stop and Wayne and Randy stayed with the welding situation,
It is advisable not to eat dinner here...I had no problem but others may have. We had arrived near sunset.
We arrived at a park we lovingly call the dust bowl/sewer RV park. Some parts of the park were very nicely groomed but where they put us was in a newly graded dust bowl. In the middle of the night we all woke up to the intense smell of sewer from the city sewer area. I will stress very intense smell. Yuck! The park had a hot tub...or maybe not.
Stopping in Loreto
Playa Santispas, Baja Sur, Mexico
Our views from our inside windows the first night.
The first night was cold and windy but we laughed until we cried! Turned Cork's Airstream sideways to block some of the wind. Such a great time with great people.
Shopping from our RVs and from our chairs. This family was delightful. Mother, father, son, daughter -in-law and grand daughter; from Mitla Oaxaca City. Miguel Garcia and Isablel Sosa are holding the rugs we bought. They had a book that I took pictures of the process that they go through to spin the wool and dye it with natural plant dyes.
Many good memories were made at this beach.
We have arrived at wonderful...this was a fabulous place and we loved it.
A bumpy ride through the washout was interesting.
Near the East Cape
Our departure this day was slightly delayed because of the incoming storm. I missed pictures of the lightening show.
Carnival 2017 was happening in Lapaz the evening when we arrived. The idea did not sound fun to us but we went to town anyway. Downtown on the waterfront turned out to be very fun. They had 5 major entertainment stages set up and countless street venders. The parade started soon after we arrived the first night and it was like nothing we have ever seen before. The costumes were very elaborate. The music and dancing was energetic. It was a true celebration.
Swimming with the Whale Sharks
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After my husbands widow maker heart attack in 2004, the doctor said just relax and enjoy life for a while. So it happened: the 43' NewMar Mountain Aire coach was purchased and the house sold....eventually. Relaxing? Not always! We are truly blessed to spend this time together... and with friends.
September 2015 now traveling with Ford F350diesel dually and Host Mammoth Truck Camper.