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Old 02-12-2020, 05:46 PM   #1
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Baja, Feb. 2020

Well, as the saying goes, "seeing is believing".

We entered Baja yesterday and very quickly found that the Northern sections of Hwy. 5 were is excellent condition.

Today we left the Sea of Cortez side and started across the what was 20 miles of brutal unfinished road that connects with Mex. 1 South. It was scheduled to be finished years ago but each year all we saw was a lot of machinery not doing much.

As recently as yesterday we were told that there's still a quarter of a mile waiting for blacktop. Wrong, our wheels never touched gravel except for a handfull of bridge bypasses not quite finished.

We enjoyed taking photos to compare with last years. We were amazed, we were in Guerreo Negro before lunch instead of at sunset.

We're at Marios, a place we stayed at previously. Great seafood platter tonight.

Doing some sightseeing tomorrow, cave paintings etc. and then maybe another nght on the road before Coyote Beach.

Ron
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Old 02-12-2020, 09:30 PM   #2
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Oh, de pain!! While you were having great seafood we ran head on into a very big snowstorm on the road to Hatch, NM, and then, conditions worsened going north on I-25 and at around 2PM they closed the interstate down, at Truth or Consequences. We spent the night at WalMart there.
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Well, as the saying goes, "seeing is believing".

We entered Baja yesterday and very quickly found that the Northern sections of Hwy. 5 were is excellent condition.

Today we left the Sea of Cortez side and started across the what was 20 miles of brutal unfinished road that connects with Mex. 1 South. It was scheduled to be finished years ago but each year all we saw was a lot of machinery not doing much.

As recently as yesterday we were told that there's still a quarter of a mile waiting for blacktop. Wrong, our wheels never touched gravel except for a handfull of bridge bypasses not quite finished.

We enjoyed taking photos to compare with last years. We were amazed, we were in Guerreo Negro before lunch instead of at sunset.

We're at Marios, a place we stayed at previously. Great seafood platter tonight.

Doing some sightseeing tomorrow, cave paintings etc. and then maybe another nght on the road before Coyote Beach.

Ron
Thinking of you guys ! Pat and Linda
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Oh, de pain!! While you were having great seafood we ran head on into a very big snowstorm on the road to Hatch, NM, and then, conditions worsened going north on I-25 and at around 2PM they closed the interstate down, at Truth or Consequences. We spent the night at WalMart there.
Oh no Myron ! Hope you guys are home safe and sound ! Pat
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Old 02-13-2020, 02:57 AM   #5
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Oh, I just saw an Instagram post with 4 Escapes down the Baja peninsula on a beach. So Jealous.

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Well then, sure glad I went last year in order to get in on the great Mexico 5 experience.

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Roadside camping was not too bad though.

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Thank you again Ron, for the great presentation at Quartzsite last week. Do keep us informed how things are going on your Baja trip this year. 'looking forward to some pictures too.
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Well, as the saying goes, "seeing is believing".

We entered Baja yesterday and very quickly found that the Northern sections of Hwy. 5 were is excellent condition.

Today we left the Sea of Cortez side and started across the what was 20 miles of brutal unfinished road that connects with Mex. 1 South. It was scheduled to be finished years ago but each year all we saw was a lot of machinery not doing much.

As recently as yesterday we were told that there's still a quarter of a mile waiting for blacktop. Wrong, our wheels never touched gravel except for a handfull of bridge bypasses not quite finished.

We enjoyed taking photos to compare with last years. We were amazed, we were in Guerreo Negro before lunch instead of at sunset.

We're at Marios, a place we stayed at previously. Great seafood platter tonight.

Doing some sightseeing tomorrow, cave paintings etc. and then maybe another nght on the road before Coyote Beach.

Ron
Wow Ron after last year (see Jim's photos, how could we forget?!) its amazing to hear about the change. I think that its also a little warmer this year. Anyway hope that you and Michelle enjoy your trip, how's the new 21?
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Oh, I just saw an Instagram post with 4 Escapes down the Baja peninsula on a beach. So Jealous.

My second Escape is still waiting for pickup... Roadtrip
That might have been last year. There's a photo in the 2020 Calendar of five Escapes on Coyote Beach.
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There's a photo in the 2020 Calendar of five Escapes on Coyote Beach.
Love this shot.
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