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Old 03-21-2006, 12:37 PM   #113
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Uwe, I have made several trips to El Centro from home in 8.5 hours to visit my inlaws, a few times a year. How long is the drive time from El Centro to San Felipe?
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It is 180km, appr. 120miles. We usually do it lazily in less than 3 hours, driving 100km/h at a posted 80km/h limit.
By car, less trailer, it is easily done in 2 hours.
We met this year at Rio Bend Golf RV Resort,just outside of El Centro. This makes a good early starting point, and a goo d opportunity to fully charge the battereries and clean/refill tanks before crossing into Mexico.
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Old 03-21-2006, 04:36 PM   #114
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We have two small dogs. I wonder if that might be a problem crossing the border in either direction. One has all his shots but the other cannot because of a rare disorder that makes rabies shots a serious health risk.
Our famous 2 'Singing Bouv's have made the Baja rally trip 3 times and no one asked for anything either direction. I would not worry about the one without shots as long as you keep him/her in the 'controlled' environment we usually visit, and not permit contact with any local animals.
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Old 03-28-2006, 08:55 PM   #115
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Saturday was a day for exploring. Uwe took some on a tour of The Valley of The Giants where the tallest cactus in the world dwell. We explored a few miles south and found another boondock beach which we may employ next trip as the current one may not be available much longer and is getting a little pricey. Although there was a 'tequilla festival' going on in San Felipe, we opted for a 'pot luck' on Sat. night which was great under the stars as the full moon rose over the Sea of Cortez.
Sunday, everyone broke camp with a late morning departure. Ron and Debbie moved their 345 up the coast for a few more 'rays' and the rest of us convoyed stateside . Border crossing went smoothly. Vince and Virginia (Towster) drove on home to Riverside while Uwe and I made Desert Hot Springs before dusk and overnighted at Sam's RV Spa where a good hot mineral water soak was welcome. Monday was a leisurely drive home for both parties and the successful conclusion of another "Baja Bash" !
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:17 PM   #116
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Hey is that the Ale-Inn (can't remember their creative spelling) I see in that shot? That is one cool stretch in the middle of nowhere Nevada!
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Old 03-29-2006, 09:32 AM   #117
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My envy meter is peaked on this one.
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Old 03-29-2006, 09:49 AM   #118
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Hey is that the Ale-Inn (can't remember their creative spelling) I see in that shot? That is one cool stretch in the middle of nowhere Nevada!
These shots were taken on Route 5 from San Felipe to Mexicali, through the upper Sonoran Sesert.
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Old 03-29-2006, 10:22 PM   #119
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Ok, negative points to the geography teacher...way to go Mrs. Uberlander. It looks a lot like Nevada...is it 93? I can't remember now. There is this old run down building that is supposed to be a cafe for humans and aliens who are here on a visit in Area 51. I wish I had a pic to compare...they look almost identical.

We are so envious, it looks beautiful out there on the beach...can I retire now? Or do I have to wait until I'm 65?

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Ok, negative points to the geography teacher...way to go Mrs. Uberlander. It looks a lot like Nevada...is it 93? I can't remember now. There is this old run down building that is supposed to be a cafe for humans and aliens who are here on a visit in Area 51. I wish I had a pic to compare...they look almost identical.

We are so envious, it looks beautiful out there on the beach...can I retire now? Or do I have to wait until I'm 65?

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Sorry to break the news but retirement is linked to the last two digits of your Airstream year. That's why I traded up from a '67 to a '57!
On the 'Ale Inn' - for further comparison I've attached a close-up, but I believe this one was once the 'Cerveza Inn' ( that's Mikey, Towster Boy, going in for a sarsarilla)- which fell on 'dry times'- as illustrated in the picture of the salt flats at the top end of the Sea of Cortez.
The other is a shot of Uwe's O/L somewhere in Area 63.
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Initial check of the thread indicated possible departure date in April. Now that i'm checking it again it has already gone down. The pics are fantastic and it sounds like it was a great time! Can't take my daughter to Mexico, and my wife won't go citing the geopolitical climate, (she really is fun to camp with!) But, i'm itching to go myself last of week of April or anytime in May. If there are any others how are remorseful about not catching this trip and want another chance to go south, respond. i would love to hook up with other ASers but can certainly go sans.
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A last picture of our Baja trip, taken on Monday morning at Desert Hot Springs. The rain had dusted the mountains with snow the night before.
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temps were unusually cold during this trip

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The temps were unusually cold during this trip. A campfire was a welcome place to spend an evening with friends. "One match" Murray got it lit within seconds, if not minutes.
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Would you still recommend Baja this time of year? I should think swimming would be nice. Is there a happy time or year when the water is warm but not have the air too hot to be comfortable without AC?
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Would you still recommend Baja this time of year? I should think swimming would be nice. Is there a happy time or year when the water is warm but not have the air too hot to be comfortable without AC?
Avoid the summer month. Late June through late September are very warm.
Of corse so is the water...like a bathtub. Winter month have mild climates, and temps around the 70's, usually.
My favorite times to visit Baja are spring and fall. Winters are often very windy, from my experience. Summers simply too hot.
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