As we leave the snowy days in Montana and the 2016 year, we are looking ahead to the sandy beaches of the Baja and wondering just what 2017 has in store for us.
Enjoyed spending time with friends in CA and brought in the New Year with family. We actually closed down the bowling alley at 2am … yes, we did stay up later than our kids!
We were absolutely amazed at the beauty, workmanship and wow factor as we viewed the floats of the Rose Parade. We stayed a couple days with friends in Lawndale and had a blast viewing the floats with them and having dinner at an authentic German restaurant. Here are just a few of the shots…I just kept taking pictures.
Then we were on to meet our Baja Travel Buddies and head across the border.
As we travel the Baja, we have found nice hotels that are in the right area so we are not traveling at night. Our first nights stop is at Jardines Baja in San Quitin and the second night is at La Huerta in San Ignacio. As we arrived in the town of San Quitin, we came upon quite a surprise. Protesters had barricaded the roads, blocked off the gas stations and had hundreds of semi trucks stopped. They were protesting the price increase the government had imposed on gasoline. Vehicles were able to get around the edges of the semis and take all kinds of back roads to get through town. When we finally made it to the hotel, we were told that there was no gas going south. Plans were made to spend a couple of nights there … not much of a hardship since it is a very nice hotel and they have a really nice restaurant and bar next door. Nothing else to do but have a few Pacificos and margaritas…awwww!
The next morning we were told they did have gas in a few towns south of us, but none in San Ignacio (which was our next destination). So we took our chances, headed south and stopped at each gas station that was open and topped off all the way to San Ignacio.
Our hotel in San Ignacio is also very nice (both these hotels cost about $40/night) and they just opened a great restaurant next door. I had the Imperial Shrimp and it was delicious!!!
Just a little excitement … the rest of our trip down went great…a few cervasa stops on the way and we made it to Los Barriles in one piece.
This is our casa for the winter. Living the Dream 2017 to be continued.