México at last! So far, we have been to two different campgrounds in Baja. The first was just south of Mexicali, called Campo Mosqueda. It was a very nice site right on the Colorado River before it makes its way south and into the Gulf of California. It had wonderful hot showers, picnic tables, BBQ/grilling stands, a restaurant, AND we had the whole place to ourselves. One of my favorite parts was watching the birds. I don’t know what kind they were, but they were big and white, almost like a heron. If I had to guess, I would say they were egrets. They walked very slowly in the shallow parts of the river to sneak up on their prey. And, they all seemed to hang around in one nearby palm tree. They were very cool.
A beautiful first camping night in México at Campo Mosqueda
After staying just one night at Campo Mosqueda we moved south to San Felipe, a lovely beach town located on the western shore of the Gulf of California (aka the Sea of Cortez). The campground we are in now is called Campo...
46 days on the road and we finally made it to México. It’s all good as we had places to go and people to see before heading to the border. Let me briefly tell you about some of them.
In mid-September, we took our 2-year old grandson to the Oregon State Fair. He didn’t really care very much for the petting zoo, but he had a great time playing in the toddler area. When we took him home, he and his Daddy showed us their mad trampoline skills.
Grandson John clearly ignoring the "no climbing" rule
The following weekend, I had breakfast with my Dad and his wife Sue, and then lunch with my Mom and my siblings. I don’t remember if I ate dinner later that evening, but in retrospect it sure doesn’t sound like I needed to.
With our house sold and the camper fully packed we were finally ready to go. The first planned stop was the annual GerlachFest at the end of September. GerlachFest is an invitation-only gathering of long-distance motorcycle riders held in Gerlach NV by the Black Rock Desert north...