Loreto

Posted on February 23, 2010 by

Baja

Bahia Concepcion was great, but we needed some internet action so we were forced to leave the next day. We make the tough decisions around here, so on to Loreto. There’s not much in the way of camping or boondocking right near town, so we found an RV site that was set up mostly for long-termers. We were packed into spots right next to each other – some giant rigs the size of tour buses – but everyone was friendly. Some folks were pretty much moved in permanently – their rigs essentially built-in and immobile. Not exactly what we are normally looking for, but it sure was convenient.

The place was quite nice, with a restaurant, internet access and washing machines…and some of the best showers we’ve had in a while. Bode now asks in advance, “Does this place have plumbing? Internet?” Not always in that order.

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We were only a few block from the center of town, so it was great to walk around and have a home base right there. Loreto is a pleasant little town, though I don’t think I’ve ever heard of it before now. It has an airport so lots of folks fly straight here.

We headed over to Mc Lulu’s taco stand for dinner. I’m not sure who Jason is more surprised by, me or Bode at our fish taco eating abilities. It’s been really great to have a kid-approved standby meal for about $1.25. I’ve stopped stocking up on lunch supplies. Lulu was great and helped us with our Spanish some more – maybe we won’t need to find a school after all if we can keep meeting such nice folks.

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There are several things to get used to in Mexico (we can discuss toilet paper later.) One is the perpetual drive-by’s of vehicles with speakers on top of their car announcing something !muy importante! We still haven’t figured it out – maybe an election coming? A big sale at the supermercado?

Every single town, no matter the size, has one. Sometimes several. It is pretty interesting to see all the variations and what kind of car get’s pimped out with a PA system. We all joked about getting something like this for the bus and handing Bode the mic when we roll into a new place. It just looks so cool – maybe we’ll get one and just crank out the tunes whenever we’re in the mood.

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Also, we just got an e-mail from Jad at GoWesty – we’re supposed to be featured on the Daily Driver section on their site today. Thanks Jad!

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  1. BIG BRO says:

    Hey Guys,

    Looks like you guys are having a great time. That is a beautiful little town. I remember fish tacos in Cozumel. The best are from little places like Lulu’s. Keep hanging in there. Stay safe and have fun.

    Bro

  2. mark dearing says:

    hey guys looks like you are having fun. still winter here in Virginia , wishing I was someplace like where you guys are now. see red Beard is still running good. take care, call if you need any help later md

  3. laurawp says:

    FYI: Weather Alert *SNOW DAY* here in Austin, Tx today! El Nino is alive & well….& I’m not talking about the typical “minimal sleet & the city shuts down” type of snow day. We’re talkin’ real huge flakes – like the kind in Colo – & LOTS of them! It snowed 4 different times today – so pretty & so much fun for the kids…I took pics of palm trees covered in snow this am, & am now looking at your pics of your sunny palm trees tonight…!Cheers! for both hot chocolate & cold cerveza! :)

    ps: L&W want to try sleeping in the back of our (mini)van so they can be just like Bode!

  4. Shawn says:

    Im currently deployed overseas, I recently purchased a Westy before I left and was planing on a South of the Border adventure when I return, so I will be reading your site with alot of interest, Sounds real cool so far, especially the rooftop soundsystems, anyway have a good time, Peace! Shawn

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