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Old 11-13-2003, 06:26 PM   #15
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Mexico must be DANGEROUS from what I can gather from the rates....we will have to think on this

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PS--can't you think of someplace we could all go that doesn't give us extra costs like that?
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Old 11-14-2003, 11:31 AM   #16
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Count us in depending on timing (wife's work and getting time off). I have been toying with the idea of driving to Cabo sometime so this is a perfect 'research trip'.

The El Centro meetup sounds like a great idea, it is around 400 miles from us so that is a good first day.

How about the crew from the Joshua Tree get-together from about a year ago? You guys up for this? Gary, Jerry, Rick?
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Old 11-14-2003, 12:21 PM   #17
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Kistler,
I am entirely open for another get together, besides the Baja one, maybe in your neck of the woods. My wife and I are going to Baja a few times a year, and my idea was to offer our company and local knowledge to possible interested parties. The cost to insure our rig seems reasonable to us, compared to the value we receive in relaxation and fun.
Driving to and from is a slight bit different than driving in US, but not necessarily more dangerous. What's dangerous is the time it takes one to adapt to it, and then the time right after you think you adapted to it. Once out of Mexicali, which I admit present a mild challenge, the road is a 4 lane, then a two lane, in decent condition. Speeds of 50mph are absolutely safe, 60mph still ok. I never go much faster than the posted speed limit, which is 80kph. i pull over and let the guys in a hurry go past me, trailering or not.
You get to use the little yellow numbers on your speedo for a change.
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Old 11-14-2003, 06:49 PM   #18
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We be older : and do wish to go with you but the price of going(hav Farmers) is sorta more than we wished to pay....

Uwe, is it prouniced Hoover with no H?

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Old 12-12-2003, 04:39 PM   #19
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Have any dates been set for this yet? We will have to know by middle to end of January so my wife can get the time off.

Looking forward to it!
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Old 12-12-2003, 05:38 PM   #20
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Kistler,
The '"w" is pronounced like a "v". Sorta like Uva.
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Old 12-12-2003, 11:50 PM   #21
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A possible,definite maybe for us!!
We were planning to do a 'tin Christmas' on your expert advice down there, but family won out ! So instead of whales ,Jose Q. and beach we're doing icicles ,hot rum and toboggans in Toronto !!
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Old 12-13-2003, 01:23 PM   #22
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Murray,

I'd trade family time for a Baja trip as well, especially over Christmas.
Happy Holidays!
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Old 12-13-2003, 01:39 PM   #23
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Baja Trip Dates v1.0

Ok, looking at the calendar, it sems that Mar24 through Mar 27/28 would make sense.
Mar 24 is a Wednesday, a good day for meeting at or near El Centro, either in the morning or at night. This day would be a travel day for those of you that come from afar. We could then drive to San Felipe on the 25th, or even on the 24th, as long as it's a daylight trip. I suppose we should fine tune this plan once everybody chimes in with their travel arrangements.
Drive back should be on the 27th for the participants with long distances to go, and perhaps Sunday the 28th for those that are able to make it home within the same day.
These dates are 2 weeks before Easter. There should be normal crowds, while during Easter the place gets very very packed.
I am leaning towards Punta Estrella, which is the primitive camp ground right on the sand. They usually have running water at each site, and primitive restrooms/showers available. If the majority of you wants hook ups, then I'll do some digging and find a place we can reserve. However, it won't be as immediate to the sea, then.
Let's see if we can pull this off!
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OK. Revisiting this since my wife is making her requests for time off.

It appears that getting to El Centro on the 24th is good. To San Felipe the next day (25th) make sense. Where do we stay in El Centro? All stay and meet at the same RV park? Is there a good one there?

Returning to the states on the 28th (Sunday) is good for us. We probably would make a stop on the way home. It is slightly over 400 mi to El Centro which makes it around 540 to San Felipe from our house. I have no problem with this kind of mileage in one day but my wife and daughter get a little 'antsy' around 1 hour to go in a day.

So that is what my wife is requesting. Let's get some more interest cranked up here. I am REALLY looking forward to this.

BTW, how is diesel availability in Mexico?
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Diesel

There is plenty of Diesel in San Felipe. If you fill up in US, you should be able to make it there and back without having to fill. It's about 300mls round trip.
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We're in. I have an engagement on the thurs but we will leave early friday and should easily be able to get to San Felipe by sundown.
Nellie the Elephant is considering joining us.
Should be alot of fun-my first 'rally'!!
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Yeaah!

It's starting to shape up nicely. Can't wait....
I just got back from exhibiting at the Namm Show in Anaheim, and a Baja trip sounds soooo unbelievably necessary right now!
There is plenty of room at Punta Estrella. Anybody else?
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We're expecting daytime temps in the high 70's, and nighttime temps in the high 50's by March.
There is always room for more participants!
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