MEXICO

Dave and Jen’s Excellent Adventure

Earlier this year Dave and I took a road trip of a lifetime. I have always wanted to go to Puerto Vallarta since I was a young girl (more on that later) and we wanted to explore Mainland Mexico so it was a win/win for both of us. We could have driven to southern...

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Dave and Jen’s Excellent Adventure

A WHALE Of A Good Time

I am still on a natural "high" from our whale watching adventure; it was a WHALE of a trip.  3 cars, 8 women and 1 awesome chaperone headed to Ojo De Liebre Lagoon which is located in Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, which is 5 hours south of us in San Quintin....

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A WHALE Of A Good Time

Kayaking and Fishing and Whales, Oh My!

Kayaking was super fun with these ladies on Friday in San Quintin Bay, which is right in our backyard.  It was my first time to kayak and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it and wondered why I had not taken advantage of my beautiful surroundings before, then I...

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Kayaking and Fishing and Whales, Oh My!

Winter Beach Day

The weather was fantastic yesterday, the sun was out and there was almost no wind, so a drive to the beach was a no-brainer.  We finally got to see Mr. Beefy, the catamaran that was beached late last year after a storm.  I saw before pictures of this boat and it...

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Winter Beach Day

Holidays in San Quintin

December brought cold weather to the Pacific side of Baja. We got back from Loreto and had to break out the comforters and quilts. I love this one that Dave's Grandma made for him so many years ago. It reads, "Grandma Cole loves David 1976".  Such a sweet keepsake...

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Holidays in San Quintin

Mision Nuestra Señora De Loreto

Our casita was just 2 blocks from the historic town square where they had shops, restaurants, museums and an old Mission. Mision Nuestra Señora De Loreto, was the first mission of the Californias and was founded in 1697 by Jesuit missionaries.  The wood ceiling...

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Mision Nuestra Señora De Loreto

San Javier Mission

We drove to the San Javier Mission, which is officially called Misión San Francisco Javier de Viggé-Biaundó is the second oldest mission and construction of this beautiful stone church building began in 1744 and took 14 years to complete. We were told that this...

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San Javier Mission

Coronado Island and San Basilio

I have a deep love for Baja Sur, it has captivated me and stirred something deep in my soul.  If I did not have more “adventuring” to do in my life, this is where I would want to live.  Today was amazing as we got to experience Baja Sur from the ocean, aboard our...

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Coronado Island and San Basilio

Loreto

We had a layback drive from Mulege to Loreto and took a little under 2 hours.  Loreto is a charming town, with a combination of old-world charm and architecture and modern hotels and restaurants.  Although there are a large number of expats, it does not feel like a...

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Loreto

On the Road Again….Back to Baja Sur

Campo life can get tiring, I feel like we have been camping since we arrived almost a year ago.  We decided to take a road trip and explore Loreto for a few weeks. We knew we could make the drive to Loreto in one long day, but we decided to break the drive up a bit...

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On the Road Again….Back to Baja Sur

Sea Caves, Sand Dunes and Shipwrecks

Yesterday, we headed north for another Baja adventure.  We were in search of sea caves, but unfortunately the beach was closed off and we couldn’t reach them because of a huge dredging/construction project. Luckily that trip wasn't a total waste as we got to see a...

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Sea Caves, Sand Dunes and Shipwrecks

Sierra de San Pedro Mártir

When researching Baja, we heard that in some places it would snow.  This blew my mind as when I envisioned Baja I thought of warm desert, and snow was the last thing I would associate with Baja.  This obviously intrigued me and I had to find out more.  Sierra de...

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Sierra de San Pedro Mártir

Saying Goodbye Is Never Easy

We lost our best friend this week. It has been said that no amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat. Miles came into our home 7 years ago as a kitten, barely 3 months old.  It was love at first sight for both of Dave and I.  Miles had an instant...

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Saying Goodbye Is Never Easy

Ocean Is My Potion

“Ocean is my potion I need vitamin sea, so if you’re trying to find me, head on down to the beach” – Mishka There is something about the ocean air, sounds of the waves crashing, and walking barefoot in the sand that recharges my soul.  Here are a few pictures from...

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Ocean Is My Potion

Summer in San Quintin

Campo Lorenzo has 5 full time residents. The part timers come in waves, some come only a few weeks a year and others come for the summer to escape the heat of Baja Sur.  It got pretty lonely here with only 5 full time residents in winter/spring and we were...

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Summer in San Quintin

Fishing

Before moving to Baja, we heard amazing stories of huge fish to be caught in the ocean, we quickly learned that the “epic” fishing days are over because of overfishing by long liners.  Despite the challenges we did have some amazing fish days catching tuna, bonito,...

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Fishing

All Good Things Must Come To An End

“Sunrise, there’s a fire in the sky.  Never been so happy. Never felt so high.  And I think I might have found me my own kind of paradise”.  –Zac Brown Our vacation has quickly come to an end and we are cherishing our last sunrise in Baja Sur.  The Sea of Cortez...

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All Good Things Must Come To An End

More Exploring

We had heard that when driving in Baja Sur to watch out for animals on the road. I was imagining that there might be a stray cow or stray horse, but what we happened to encounter were burros, goats and cows. I really didn’t mind that type of traffic jam, it...

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More Exploring

Exploring Baja Sur

We decided to take a side road trip and explore the rest of Baja Sur.  We were able to visit Mulege, Loreto, La Paz, Los Barriles, Todos Santos and Cabo.  It was a whirlwind of a trip, but we saw so many sights. Enjoy pictures from each location.    ...

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Exploring Baja Sur

Early Morning Beauty

Life is a journey, not a race.  Slow down.  Enjoy the view.  Relax. Take a breath, and let it happen.  After a life of go, go, go…the slowing down part has been the hardest for us.  But watching the amazing sunrises sure does help. The sunrises in Baja Sur on the...

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Early Morning Beauty

Around Town

San Bruno is a small town with approximately 600 people. There are only a few little convenient stores and no restaurants.  We enjoyed the small town feel, but looked forward to weekends when San Lucas Cove, would open their restaurant for dinner and live music...

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Around Town

Bahia Conception

Dear ocean, thank you for making us feel tiny, humble, inspired, and salty all at once. About 30 minutes south of San Bruno is Bahia Conception and some of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen.  We visited El Requeson, Playa Santispac, Playa El Burro, Playa...

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Bahia Conception

Santa Rosalía

Santa Rosalía is a port city about 20 minutes north of where we are staying.  Santa Rosalía boasts French influence, particularly in its architecture (lots of red roofs). A French company, El Boleo founded the town in 1884 and mined copper until they closed the...

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Santa Rosalía

We Made It!

We got on the road early yesterday and had to make the 434 mile or roughly 700 KM journey.  We were warned of the road conditions, especially a 200 mile stretch between Cataviña and Guerrero Negro where we had heard stories of accidents, tires popping, axles...

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We Made It!

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off to Mulege We Go

Right now it is windy season in San Quintin.  We were told that there was a little wind similar to Santa Ana winds here during the months of February – June.  We have both experienced Santa Ana winds and didn’t think too much about it.  Windy season is better...

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Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off to Mulege We Go

Miles

Miles the cat, the wonderful, wonderful cat…. Miles is our (almost) 7-year-old tan, black and white tabby.  He has blessed our lives since he was 3 months old.  He is lovable, mischievous, vocal and very bossy.  We joke that he is part cat, part toddler and part...

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Miles

Everyday is Taco Tuesday

I have a love for street food, especially tacos.  In Baja they don’t have “Taco Tuesday”, they don’t need to because every day of the week you can get awesome and cheap tacos.  Tacos are sold from stalls, small trucks, under umbrellas, on carts on the side of the...

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Everyday is Taco Tuesday

RV Life

We were so used to go, go, go…that it's taking time for us to adjust to slow, slow, slow.  Whether it is with each other, with frustrating Campo projects, motorhome problems, the windy season, our patience is constantly being tested.  However, we purposely left the...

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RV Life

Meet Shito and Bruno

The rush was now on to downsize our 1700 SF house and to get rid of everything that would not fit in a motorhome.  We knew we did not want to get a storage unit as we had heard of so many people storing  their items and paying rent on a storage unit for years and...

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Meet Shito and Bruno

First Stop – San Quintin

The first stop on our journey in Baja is Bahia de San Quintin (not to be confused with San Quentin), which is located approximately 200 miles south of the Tijuana border on the Pacific Ocean side.  It is a small agricultural town that grows a myriad of vegetables...

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First Stop – San Quintin

Embracing the Detour

We've done it!  We closed the doors to our business, gave away almost everything we own and have moved to Baja California, Mexico. After years of working 7 days a week, we found ourselves burnt out and we decided that spiritual, mental and physical health are more...

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Embracing the Detour