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Old 02-12-2016, 10:51 PM   #11
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Count us in as highly interested in your trip! I find the idea of an Escape (or fiberglass) caravan to Baja really appealing.
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Old 02-13-2016, 12:04 AM   #12
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Count us too among the highly interested! Wishing you safe and smooth travels we look forward to hearing your stories!
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Old 02-13-2016, 01:35 PM   #13
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No horror stories here

My first trip to Baja was 1975 my last was 2014 and there has been many in-between. I've camped in remote and populated areas, rented beach houses, stayed in hotels large and small. Ive never towed a travel trailer ,but have a fishing boat into Baja.

There was a company called "Caravans to Baja" that would lead groups of travel trailer to Bahia de Los angeles on the Sea of Cortez. They took over our best camp site. This is one of my favorite places to camp, fish, and a return is on the Bucket list.

All my experience's with the people of Baja have been great, The highway is the biggest danger in my opinion.
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Old 02-13-2016, 04:36 PM   #14
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I too am looking forward to your trip to The Baja, Ron. This is one trip we plan on too.

As well, maybe a separate trip, I hope head all the way down the west side of Mexico, and maybe beyond.
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Old 02-14-2016, 02:57 AM   #15
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Old 02-14-2016, 02:30 PM   #16
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Getting our visa's today and crossing with the trailer tomorrow.

John and Sherri, Escape 21, Colorado, pulled into Quartzsite a couple of days ago. 6 windsurfers on the roof and just returning from 3 months of windsurfing in Baja. They've been going there every year. Great info, always better to get it from someone who's been there, done that.

Escape Rally, Baja maybe a Caravan. Great idea.

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Old 02-14-2016, 04:47 PM   #17
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They were lucky ones to get a 21' that Escape put up. They actually stay in a rented place in Baja, not in their trailer because they are there so long. They didn't have the trailer on prior trips, so probably already had used such places.
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Old 02-15-2016, 10:28 PM   #18
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Edit, that was Rick and Sherry, my bad for doing a rushed update at McDonalds. They did stay in the 21 this year.

Quite a day. We had 3 goals; get across the border, get through Tecate without a traffic ticket and get through Ensenda.

The border took about 3 minutes because we already had our 180 day visas, Tecate stop signs we'd scoped out yesterday so no problem there except for highway construction and a lack of flag people but we made it and Ensenada was much easier than most large city rush hours.

Roads are narrow, varied condition but OK. Crazy drivers though, don't know why they waste money on yellow paint to put solid double yellow lines down. No one but me seems to obey that rule.

Gas price is about the same as at home.

Longish day but we're now south of San Quinten in a place called Los Olivos. It's an olive grove that has facilites for a few RV's by the olive grove. Full facilities for 250 pesos or $20 US. Very nice.

We've had two longish days so tomorrow we'll make an easier day and hopefully get to Guerrero Negro the next day and Michele will be able to get up close and personal with the whales.

Already regret not taking a few Spanish classes. We'll get by, we always do but I can see it'd make the trip much easier.

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Old 02-16-2016, 11:19 AM   #19
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Best showers ever This place is one of a kind, sort of like staying on a private estate. No water in the pool yet.

Only thing that really takes getting used to is the abrupt transition for road to shoulder. Even a modern store doesn't usually have a paved area so care pulling off the road is required. Not a biggie but a bit of a surprise.

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Old 02-16-2016, 12:15 PM   #20
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Thanks for the update Ron. For the spanish lessons, if you have wifi access give Duolingo a try. It's a great website/app for learning many languages. It's fun too. My husband and are both using it and I have to say I'm making much better progress since he joined and now it's a competition too!
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