Alaska to Mexico... Kind of.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by beauxregard, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. beauxregard

    beauxregard Been here awhile

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    Day 5: 12/10/2017

    I didn't think California could get this cold. Especially this far south. Gabe opens up the hotel door and says it's a little brisk out. I walk out to load up my bike. It's not a little brisk out, it's a lot brisk out. 29 degrees brisk to be exact. It's still early, about 8am, and we want to get a jump on today to get into Huntington as early as possible.

    So we finish loading up, check out, and hop on the 101 freeway headed south. It's friggen cold. Windchill from the forward motion just magnifies how cold out it is. We start winding up over the hill, and off in the distance we see clouds. Gnarly clouds. Black gnarly clouds. But not rain or snow or storm clouds, these are fire ash clouds. It's warmed up a little at this point, but not much. 36 the thermometer says. As we crest the top of the hill, the temperature changes instantaneously from 36 to 69. I'm talking less than seconds. Blasted by a heat wave. It felt SO good!! It dropped back down into the 50's as we got to the bottom of the hill, but 50's felt amazing. We turn off onto highway 1, and it's getting darker and darker. The clock on the wall says its around 930-10am or so, but outside it looks more like 930-10pm. Every once in a while we can see the sun, and it's friggen red. Like dark friggen red. Sometimes we can't even see it. Are we gonna run into the fire?!

    We make it down to Santa Barbara, lift up the face mask on my helmet and instantly start sucking in ash. We pull up to a petrol station to top off our tanks, and every single person is wearing dust masks. It wasn't super heavy ash, like it didn't look like it was snowing or anything, heck you could barely see it in the sky, but you could definitely taste it and feel it in your eyeballs. Restaurants were closed due to weather conditions. We found a pizza joint that was open, scarfed it down and hit the road. The further south we got the warmer and clearer it got. Sometime after it cleared up, I think it was a little before Malibu maybe, I look in my mirror just to check my surroundings, and I see a monster mushroom cloud. I thought for a second the North Koreans were attacking. I turn around to look at it, and the entire hillside is charred black. It was nuts.

    Once we started getting into Southern California towns, the parts where you can't tell when you go from one town to the next unless you happen to catch the sign that says 'Entering another Southern California city' we started hitting traffic lights. We hit every single light right as it turned red. Every. Single. One. Seriously. We didn't go thru one green light without sitting and looking at it for a while. My irritation started to rise with the oil temp gauge. It's in the 80's now. Not only am I in full Klim Badlands Pro pants and jacket with most, but not all the vents open, I still have thermals and insulated flannels on underneath from earlier in the morning. I caught myself wondering if I prefer riding in freezing cold temps or way too hot temps. Tuff call actually. Since I'm on a trip to MEXICO I guess I can't really bitch about riding in warmer temps. I've finally had enough and pull off to the side of the road somewhere to take everything off and just wear a thin tee shirt and boardies under my gear and open all the vents on my pants and jacket. Seriously made a world of difference. Gabe was flipping me shit for still wearing my pants and jacket in this heat, but with the vents open and pepper clothes on underneath it really wasn't that bad. Besides, I'd rather be a little warm and sweat a little with my gear on than be out here in shorts tee shirt and tennis shoes when one of these California idiot drivers pushes me out of my lane and I go down with nothing protective on. ATG/ATT right?

    Well we finally make it to our friend Lacey's house where I can take my gear off and relax on a couch for a bit. A little while later we head out to some sushi place in downtown Huntington where I ate really good but wayyyyy too much sushi, then went to a bar and bought drinks at prices that should be illegal. But the important thing is we had a good time. Now we're back at Lacey's house, relaxing, everyone is chatting and hanging out, and I'm starting to pass out. So I'm gonna take a little nap before all the Orange County festivities begin in the morning.
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  2. ShineySideUp

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    Quite a day of weather for you. Yep - dress for the slide and not the ride. :)
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  3. beauxregard

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    We hung out in Huntington Beach for a couple days, ate at a few restaurants, had a few refreshments at a few establishments, did a little laundry, got a chiropractic adjustment from one of my cousins who lives in the area, it was a good relaxing time. My grandfather and aunt are buried in the Pacific View cemetary there. I've never visited my grandpas grave before, and I never got to meet my aunt, but I did get to find where their plots were and go visit them. That was real special for me. Turns out my grandpa is buried just a few rows away from John Wayne! My most favoritest actor of all time ever, so of course I had to stop by and say hello! image.jpeg
    After a couple nights I left Gabe in Huntington to hang out with friends and I took off to San Diego to hang out with my family for a few days before jetting across the boarder. I met up with tons of cousins, second cousins, third cousins, went out to eat, drink, and catch up. I even got this beauty to sit on my bike for a hot second. image.jpeg My passport finally came in the mail, so that was a huge bonus!! A lot of my cousins own houses in various places in Baja, so they were giving me TONS of advice on where to visit, where to eat, where to stay, giving us maps and books. My dad sent me the address for BMW Motorcycles of San Diego to pick him up a fuel pump controller, a few bolts and a TKC70 for his real wheel to bring down to him in Mazatlan.
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    After a couple days Gabe made it down. We went back to the BMW shop to have our slicks taken off and our TKC80's put on. Plugged in a general route to take thru Baja. image.png Tomorrow we'll get all our paperwork together and zip on down to Ensenada!!
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  4. beauxregard

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    Day 11: 12/16/2017

    Today's the day!! At 0800 we are headed to my cousin Debora's place of business to get on the line to get our Mexican motorcycle insurance, tourist visas, and buy some pesos from her at premium exchange rates.

    So we get our insurance, but find out we have to get our visas at the boarder. We exchange a few hundred US dollars into a few thousand pesos, run to Walmart for a few last minute items, head back to cousin Neil's house where we've been staying to finish packing up, say our goodbyes and head for the boarder around 11am.

    At first, the boarder crossing slash finding the building where we get our visas was a little confusing. We ended up passing it, somehow ended up on a freeway headed out of Tijuana. There were no exits to take. For 20 miles. FINALLY we find a spot to pull over. We try getting on our phones to find our way back to the boarder, but our phones are barely working on this side of the wall. It finally loads, and we work our way back to the boarder, weaving our way thru the long ass lines back to USA and all the vendors selling trinkets to all the last minute shoppers. We make it to the booth and explain to the nice lady our mistake, and she waves us on thru. So back onto I-5 north to I-5 south back to TJ where we finally find the building to get our tourist visas. It was right there the whole time!! Doh!!

    We fill out the papers, pay the fees, get the stamps, plug in our phones and routes, and head south on the 1 toward Ensenada. We end up rolling into town around 4pm, find a nice little hotel for $100us. This place is SO sweet!! 2 bed 2 bath full kitchen mini condos. Right on the water next to a marina with a few million dollar floating toys. Get all checked in, take a couple pictures, and head up to the hotel restaurant for a meal. After wandering around the town we're back in the condo watching a little tv and looking up cool things to do in San Felipe, drinking a can of Pacifico Light and smokin stogies. Feels great to finally be in Mexico!! image.jpeg image.jpeg
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  5. wanderlusting

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    Great pictures, appreciate the humor in your writing. Travel safe.
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  6. beauxregard

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    Day 12: 12/17/2017

    Today was a little less eventful than yesterday, which was very nice. We woke up, had a little breakfast, loaded up, topped off at the Pemex down the street in Encenada, and headed east on highway 3. Once we got out of town it was pretty dang blank for about 130 miles, as far as people and man made objects go. The scenery on the other hand, WOW! Going across northern Baja from the pacific to the sea of Cortez was amazing!! The mountains, valleys, rocks, colors, it was incredible. image.jpeg Cold. Like 50. But still incredible. Once we got thru the winedy twisties it was pretty straight for a while. We came up on a couple federally check points. The first one had me a little nervous. Just kind of. The first time you see a few 16 year olds in full military camo carrying a few m16's, you're not exactly sure what to think. We slowed down, and just before we came to a complete stop they would just wave us thru. So that was nice.

    Coming down the hill to the east coast of Baja the wind felt like it died down a little and it warmed up into the 60's. Gabe found a bright yellow hotel with a huge friggen pool on the online last night in San Felipe. We found it in real life and it was $1,000/night AKA $60 USD so we decided to pack it in there for the evening, despite the pool being pert near an ice cube. image.jpeg

    It was about 2 o clock in the afternoon. I got a hold of OtterChaos who was in town. We started chatting on here last night, so I looked him up and the 3 of us went out to lunch and got some killer tacos just across the street from the hotel then walked down the boardwalk and up to the San Felipe lighthouse. After walking thru town a bit we came back to the hotel to warm up, it was still quite chilly and windy in town. After checking emails and watching a little bit of The Hobit in Español we went out for dinner and a couple cold ones, possibly a stogie if we could find one.

    After dinner we sat out by the pool smokin stogies, talking about how awesome all this is so far, and going over our plans for tomorrow. The goal is to take off south on the 5, swing into Gonzaga bay for a couple photos and a snack, then continue on down to Bahia de Los Angeles where we hope to retire tomorrow evening. image.jpeg image.jpeg
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  7. beauxregard

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  8. beauxregard

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Soooo many hot sauces to choose from!!
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    ^^^ re: sauces. Do they have a 'gringo mild' that's me :lol3
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  10. beauxregard

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    I believe it's called katsup hahahaha
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  13. beauxregard

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    Day 13: 12/18/2017

    We woke up a little earlier today, around 730 or so. Instead of going out to eat we just ate some fresh fruit and granola bars, loaded up and made our way toward gonzaga bay.

    Saw some pretty killer views on the way down. It was a bit windy, and it had warmed up so it didn't feel too bad. Finally came across a sign that said gonzaga was off to the left, so we got fuel, drove past the airport and made it out to the hotel/restaurant, got a refreshment, and ordered some lunch. They bring out the eggs, beans, fries, chorizo, tortillas and salsa. Oh MAN if that wasn't the best food we've had so far!! We considered staying there the rest of the day, but it was a bit expensive, and it was only 11am, so we decided to put in a few more miles and make our way to Bahia De Los Angeles.

    So we take off, and before long we're on the dirt and gravel detour around the highway. Strap on the GoPro and switched the bikes to off-road mode and we were off like a rocket. I had a small leak in my front tire, so my pressure was a little lower than I wanted, but not much, and it seemed to be holding up just fine. Until I hit a few of them rocks going a little too fast and I could feel and hear my tire compress all the way so the rim hit the rock. I pulled over a couple times to check on it, and it seemed to be ok.

    Just before we got onto highway 1 where it was paved, my tire was definitely low. Down to 15psi. I could see where my rim had bent out a little from the hard impact. Didn't I just deal with this last year when I hit that friggen cattle guard in Colorado?!?! Luckily this one wasn't near and tacod out as the last one, and it seemed to be ok. Flying down the highway it held pressure. Actually built a little pressure as it warmed up. But when we would stop for pictures and a sip of water it would drop a couple PSI. Frick.

    So we end up turning off highway 1 and make our way down to Bahia de Los Angeles. We see a couple dirt bikes and a few riders sitting outside what appears to be the nicest hotel in town. We pull in there to get a room and chat it up with these other riders, but the hotel is sold out. So we go next door to vita villa or whatever it's called and get a room there, park the bikes, change clothes, and head back next door to get drinks and dinner with these folks. OtterChaos is also sitting there so we pull up a chair, order some chips and the most amazing salsa I've ever had and start chatting away. A little bit later a group of about 12 dirt bikes with with a couple support rigs pulls into the parking lot. These must be the guys who bought out the rest of the hotel. They're all on a guided tour of the Baja 1000 track. We eat our dinner and decide to go top off the bikes with fuel so we can get up a little extra early tomorrow morning if we're gonna make it all the way to Loreto tomorrow night.

    When we get back to the hotel my front wheel is completely flat. We hook up the little cigarette lighter air compressor and it won't do nothing. So we walk back over to the first hotel where all the support rigs for the tours are to see what they got. A big bottle of nitrous should do it. So I slowly ride my bike over with a completely flat front wheel. Load the tire up with nitrous and can hear the air blowing out of it. Yup. It's that spot on the rim that barely tacod out. The guy has a bal pin hammer, so once again, here I am, smashing away with a hammer on my front wheel. It's becoming a tradition apparently. A tradition I could do without. Didn't take much hammering to get the leak to stop. But it's still leaking out of somewhere. It's the spot I had to beat the shit out of with a 5 pound hammer last year. I hit it a few times and got it to slow down to barely dribbling out air, which will have to do. As long as I'm on the highway it holds just fine. So we'll keep an eye on it and hopefully we can find a place that sells some fix a flat slime and hope that will clog it up enough to make it stop. Might have to order myself a new rim for Christmas when I get home.

    After we graciously thanked the fella for his help multiple times we headed out to the Pemex to top off and headed back to the hotel to get an early sleep for our early and long day tomorrow. Here's to hoping my tire hold up!!! image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
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  14. ShineySideUp

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    The airplane at the gas station - did they have AVGAS there?

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    I'm in...:D! Sounds like a great adventure so far. I hope that tire holds up. Makes me think to carry a ball pin hammer-time to add something new to the tool roll. Lol. Good luck, looks like AK all the way!!!!! I always enjoy seeing fellow AK'ers cruising for a bruising on the adventure routes.
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  16. beauxregard

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    Day 14: 12/19/2017

    Today is going to be a long day. We woke up at 0600, ate a quick granola bar, checked the pressure in my front tire, it was holding strong at 30PSI so I bumped it up to 35 and we were on the road at 0630. We left Bahia de Los Angeles with plans to make it to Loreto.

    Nothing real special or amazing happened today. Made a few fuel stops, took a couple pictures, ate a little chorizo, beans, salsa and tortillas, we made a stop in a little town, I'm not sure of the name, but there was a shop owned by a gringo who made home made ice cream. We both got the Peña colada, made with real rum. It was unREAL.

    After 380 miles in the saddle we make it to Loreto. We drive around the streets before finding a hotel. The place looks super nice, especially compared to the last place we stayed in. $995 later we head to our room, which still has people in it. So we get assigned a second room. Also still has people in it. Finally, room 301. No people. Bingo. We in pack, I instantly slap on some boardies and walk out to the sea of Cortez to see how warm, or in this case how cold it is. Yup. Not dipping in there. I hop in the shower and we hop on the bikes in search of dinner. I fee like we searched a lot of streets before we found a place. The people we SO friendly!! The elder lady was just walking around, singing, dancing, then brought out our food. French fries, an entire chicken, tortillas, all kinds of vegetables and salsa, and these fried chicken wrap things covered in sauce and crunchy cheese, and a 2 liter of Fresca. Possibly one of the best meals I ever had. Gabe had to run a few errands, so I wandered around town a little. Found the boardwalk littered with hotels, restaurants and shops. I walked around a little then headed back to the hotel.

    Tomorrow we plan on sleeping in a little then making our way to La Paz, roughly 230 miles away, and check out the ferry schedule for getting over to the mainland. image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
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  17. beauxregard

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    Day 15: 12/20/2017

    After sleeping in a little, Gabe goes for a run and I walk down to the boardwalk for some eggs bacon and toast. A quick little top off of the tanks and we're La Paz bound. We wandered up thru the mountains, which were some friggen amazing views!!! After that it was a lot of really straight driving. No turns, no towns, no nothing. Just pavement and cactus. At some point we made a hard left turn and went straight for what seemed like forever.

    Finally we pull into the biggest town I've seen in quite some time. This is La Paz. We pull over and come up with a game plan. Let's go check out the ferry schedule. We ride thru town, to the other side, go past town, and just keep going and going. We finally pull up to what seems like the port. We must be in the right place. After a bit of confusion and talking to multiple people, we finally got our vehicle visa, and tried to purchase tickets for the ferry to Topolobampo tomorrow, but I think the lady said we need to come back and do it tomorrow. So we make our way back toward town and stop at the first hotel we see. It's a Hyatt, which looks a little nice and expensive for my taste, but it's right here, was $100 US for a night, and I had run out of fucks to give for the day, so we booked it. Ate lunch or dinner or whatever meal it was at the restaurant down stairs, got hooked up to the wifi to check emails and messages, and just relaxed. After swimming in the pool and laying low, me and Gabe sit outside to smoke a few stogies and just chit chat. After looking at the pamphlet the lady at the ferry gave us, and with our ruff translation, the ferry leaves tomorrow at 2:30pm and arrives at Topolobampo at 11pm. So I guess we'll get to the ferry around noon? Give us plenty of time to get fuel before we go over and plenty of time there to make sure we get everything we need, and hopefully be first in line. Also hoping there's a hotel very close to the ferry so we can get off and get right to bed. From there my dad says its ruffly a 4-5 hour ride to his house. Pretty excited to get to Mazatlan for the first time tomorrow! image.jpeg image.jpeg
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  18. beauxregard

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    Day 16: 12/21/2017

    Today was definitely a lazy day. It's the day we take the ferry from La Paz to Topolobampo on the mainland. Since the ferry doesn't leave until 2:30pm and we are 10 minutes away, we took full advantage of the 1200 noon check out. I was editing pictures and notes of our trip, Gabe was doing laundry. A little before noon, after laundry was done and breakfast was fully eaten, we ran to the PEMEX down the street since we were both running on fumes, picked up Gatorade and snacks for our long boat ride (we're still really unsure just how long this boat ride is supposed to be with all the mixed reports we've gotten) and head down to the ferry terminal to purchase our tickets and claim our spot on the boat for the next 6-18 hours.

    Well just getting our ticket was confusing as all heck. The inspection people wanted our ticket, which we didn't have and had to go thru inspection to even get to the ticket counter, so we sweep thru there, park, and go to get our tickets. The ticket people won't let us get a ticket without going across the scale, but the scale people won't let us on without inspection documentation, which we can't get without a ticket. So confusing. Here's a tip: you don't have to know Spanish to get around down here, but it sure as Frick would come in handy!!!

    By some miracle we got everything we needed bought and paid for and in all different pockets of my pants and jacket. I had no idea floating across the pond would involve so much paper work!!

    Just as we figure out where to park, the dudes in the hi viz vests with flags start waiving at us to ride into the boat, so we follow them and head on, park where they tell us to, then proceeded to find all the ways that don't lead to the outside top deck. Eventually we find it, and there's a beautiful, cushionless, aluminum bench with our names written on it. Actually that was rain since it was outside and had been raining all day, but whatever, it'll work.

    We finally cast off and head east, get all settled I on the stern facing what turned out to be a sunset that was completely on fire!! I mean this thing was amazing!!! I pull out the headphones and a can of lays wannabe Pringles and watch the sky turn every color imaginable as we turn for the mainland.

    Coming up on 800pm or so, I stick my head over the side of the boat to see what's in front of us. Are those city lights?? No way!! They are!! Based of my limited knowledge of traveling on boats and gauging how far away town is, we're still a couple hours out. But for not knowing how long this sucker was going to be, we were pretty pleased!!

    Getting off the ferry seemed to go a bit smoother than we had anticipated with how tightly packed the cars were and the gallons of Tecate Light that had been consumed by all the passengers. We roll off and start rolling around. Topolobampo is no tiny town!! It has quite a bit of mass to her! We pull over to try and figure out where we're going. I say heck, let's just roll around until we see something that looks like a hotel. Boom. There's one. With some street food carts just down the road. That's purrrrfect, cause we could eat an entire cow. Each. So we check in then head to the carts and smash some tacos. We then head back to the room, start charging our devices, and am now crashing out. Tomorrow we'll head south to my dads house just north of Mazatlan. Hope he's ready to be full tour guide tomorrow evening! image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Day 17: 12/22/2017

    It wasn't hard waking up and getting out of the box of springs that just had a sheet over them. Seriously. I could feel every single spring that bed was made out of. Gabe ran to the OXXO down the street for a redbull and a doughnut while I charged my phone and headphones and pocket juice. Mazatlan was like 4 or 5 hours away, so we better hit the road.

    We weaved our way thru town and wound up on the freeway headed south toward our destination. Got up to cruzing speed, around 70 probably, on the one way street, when out of no where, between looking at buildings and looking for potholes, I see a scooter going the wrong way down our one way lane, coming right toward us. I let off the throttle as I watch him roll by, and when I look forward, I see a mound of dirt about 4 feet tall that goes clear across both lanes. I yell 'OH SHIT!' In my helmet as I pull in the clutch and slam on the breaks. I don't know how far away from the dirt wall I actually was when I stopped, but it sure felt like inches. There was a little spot to go around it and hop back onto the two lane, one way street we were on. Suddenly our 'cruzing speed' was a bit less than it was previously and we were on the lookout for more than just potholes and scooters going the wrong way. There must've been about 8 of these mounds over the course of the next few miles. Apparently they're doing a little road construction, and apparently they don't put out any warning signs of it. Dually noted.

    Once we got out of town and out of the construction zone we were able to cover some ground, slowing down and stopping only for fuel and tolls. There were a lot of tolls. It kind of got annoying, but since the road was so nice to drive down, I guess a guy can't complain TOO much.

    We roll into Mazatlan city limits right around 2pm, found my dads condo complex, and parked the bikes where he told us to. He met us outside where I was able to give him his Christmas presents (fuel pump controller, rear break bolts and a rear TKC70, which I charged him for and added a delivery fee) and he brought us up to his house where he had smoked tuna dip and crackers and cold pacifico's waiting for us to partake in while he made is some ham n cheese burritos and gave us the rundown on his house, his views from his house, his town, and where we'll be staying, amongst a bunch of other things. Once the food was inhaled, we went down to his storage-unit-turned-bike-shop and bullshitted while he put his bike back together. Once it was back in working order we loaded back up and he lead the way to downtown Mazatlan where he made us reservations at a hotel right on the water. Apparently, this is the hotel John Wayne used to stay at when he would come to town.

    So we paid for our room for the next few nights, got unpacked, changed into more appropriate attire for walking around this (what we thought) was hot and humid weather, and Gabe, my dad and I walked all around the area for hours. He showed us all the places to get groceries, the best tacos, the best ice cream, the best seafood, the best steak, the best pizza and Chinese, the stories and history behind all these buildings, the cathedral, I mean everything. It was pretty dang awesome! I can see why he loves it here so much and trying to figure out why it took me so long to get down here and check it out for myself! We ate some of the best tostadas and tacos I'd ever eaten in my life. We managed to find our way back to the hotel, where Jim got back on his bike and we made plans to get breakfast around 8 or 9. He went back to his house, and Gabe and I walked around the promenade, smokin stogies, we may or may not have had a Pacifico or two, stopped off at an outside bar for some margaritas, piña coladas, chips, salsa and cocoanut shrimp, and just reveled in the music and how far we've traveled, how amazing this all has been. And the best part?!?! Our trip isn't even half over yet!!

    So I think tomorrow it's supposed to be around 82. Our plan as of now is to get breakfast, claim a piece of beach, swim, lay, and drink some blended adult refreshments, and just relaxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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