Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Puerto Escondido, Baja Sur, Mexico, Mulege, Day 7, 8 and 9 ..... getting a bit behind here ... the time flies when you're having fun. I apologize for not keeping my promise of having this blog caught up by yesterday afternoon ... but I got lost in the laundry, hehe. Next thing you know it's time for our evening briefing and a little backyard BBQ. So the last thing that shows up here are the whales. How does it get any better'n that?

So venturing forth ... after the big day with the WHALES (they deserve all caps) we drove the next day to Mulege (MOO-la-hay) for 3 nights. I was there 30 years ago and notice they have paved the streets, a blessing. It is a charming, small village noted for its fishing, palm trees and other recreational sports.

We breezed by St. Ignacio on the way ...



... another little oasis crying out to explore. One advantage to the location of Baja, if you're driving, to get back to the States you take the route you came down on and so we will have another chance to see all these little nooks and crannies that got missed on the first pass. You can bet we are making our list.

There are many, many roadside shrines usually built and maintained by family members of loved ones who died at that place. Living now in New Mexico, the custom is just as prevalent there.



In Mulege we stayed at the Villa Marie Isabel RV Park and the bougainvillas caught my eye as we drove in. Spectacular!





Shortly after arriving we spotted Happy on the way to the laundry.



We keep track of each other on the road by this identifier on each vehicle and hopefully a CB inside. Brightwing is No. 18.



The first real day there most of us went to town for purified water and were told the fish tacos on the square are THE BEST! That's Judy with Marilyn behind her.



While on the square we ran into a few of our fellow travelers.
Marilyn, Rene, Mary and Judy.



Linda and Barbara ...



On leaving the downtown area we swung by the old prison, now a museum. Not a good idea. Let's just say most folks walk there. So we took a picture anyway to attest to the fact we went there and survived the drive. BW-2 did just fine. Whew!



And Judy wanted to see the mission, so we found it and actually parked and went in.





The Bell Tower.



Friends told us about some little cottages for sale near our RV Park so we stopped in there on the way home.



But the door was locked and ...



... so we went exploring on our own. We found out the price is $69,500 for about 800 square feet. You decide. But they're cute as all get out.



Now I know y'all are just dyin' to hear about THE PARTY that night. Well, it was a humdinger and I am too pooped to pop right now. We will be stashed at Tecolote Beach for 2 whole days (and 3 nights) starting tomorrow night (it's a long haul tomorrow...we're told 8 hours driving) and I will try to keep a promise to get that party on here. You are in for a treat.

G'nite ....

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