I am looking for some ideas for a 4th of July trip and I want for some feedback on, sights to see, routes, lodging, food, beer, etc. My plan is to ride from Phoenix to Mazatlan and back. The dates would be a July 3rd (Tuesday) departure, and returning on July 8th (Sunday). Simply put, 2 days riding down, two days in Mazatlan, and 2 days riding back. My thought is to overnight in San Carlos each way, but I'm open to ideas. I have heard that overnighting in Alamos could be an option as well. I'll be riding my '09 1200 GS with Jesse Safari Bags, a tank bag, and a BMW small 31L Sportbag as a tail-bag (debating if this will go with me or not). I am familiar with the ride to San Carlos/Guaymas, but have never gone beyond that, so any feedback is welcome. Also, if anyone has a recommendations on where to stay for two nights in Mazatlan, I would gladly take that under advisement!