3 November 2015 – Tuesday

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November 3, 2015The Korner10 Comments

Good morning everyone.  It’s been awhile since I wrote, although I did make several attempts and got distracted, but I’m back now.  I took a day trip up to the states last week to do the Costco/Wallyworld/mail drop and, of course, the duty free or UETA.  For those of you who walk across the Calexico border, there is a duty free to the right, as you come in the United States.  With both of us having Ready Lane cards, we only had an eight minute wait (East border).  Coming back in, green light and off for tacos we went.  I prefer to spend the night, but we had to make it a day trip and that’s okay too.  Just a bit tiring.  There’s a taco shop in Mexicali I love to go to because the Tacos Pastor are to die for as well as the condiments they serve, include beans.  Here’s where it is with a map to help you get there.  The prices are very reasonable and the food is da baum.

 

Asadero Gran Mexicali

map to Asadero Mexicali

 

We have had many beautiful moon photos posted on Facelessbook and other social media, but this is one I took through the clouds.

 

Full moon in San Felipe

We also went on a desert run with the Boojums and that was a lot of fun.  This is a group of mostly El Dorado folks, who have been going out on desert runs for many years.  They took the name from a tree of the same name and after all these years, driving back from Loretto, I finally saw what they looked like.  Photo by Bill Hatcher.

 

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After riding way out in the desert, on our way to Bedello (I’m pretty sure that’s not the correct spelling, but it’s where all the Palm Trees are).  We encountered a small problem about half a mile from our designated spot. It had been fenced off to keep the cattle from roaming away, so we made camp there and had lunch and then drove to another spot.  I love going out into the desert but remember, don’t go alone!  Update:  It’s called “Berrendo Canyon”.

 

Kat out in the desert San Felipe

Boojums

 

Joel and Betsy Perron, who own a high end restaurant in Idaho called the Moose Creek Grill, and also own a home in the solar section of El Dorado Ranch, invited us over for dinner Friday. Joel brought the shrimp from Idaho.  Imported from La Paz, I believe, to Idaho and driven to San Felipe; pretty funny.  They were delicious as was the pasta, salad and cheese bread.  The company was pretty awesome too.

Joel's shrimp pasta

Wornout, Betsy, Joel El Dorado Ranch

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Betsy El Dorado Ranch

 

Shrimp Festival is this weekend, November 6 through 8 on the Malecon. This event is being handled by Cotuco, not Tourism, so I have a call into them for a schedule of events.  Ruben de la Peña said he should have it this afternoon and he’ll send me a copy.  The Baja 1000 is coming up soon and here’s a partial schedule and two maps where you’ll be able to see them come through (it will be late – after 8:00 pm).  They will start in Ensenada with the bikes leaving around 6:00 pm and a three hour delay for the trophy trucks.  They estimate it will take at least 10 hours to get near us, but we’ll be there for Contingency and the start.  From what I understand, the race will not go down power line road.

 

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Baja 1000 Close up 3

Baja 1000 Close up

 

Okay, it was morning when I started to write this.  I’ll write again tomorrow with photos of the barbeque at Rancho Carrera.  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.  Here’s a list of “how to” call in and out of Mexico, compliments of Wornout.  Ciao for now.

 

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10 Responses to “3 November 2015 – Tuesday”
  1. Rosendo Raub

    Hey, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your blog site in Chrome, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, great blog!

    • Kat

      Thank you Rosendo; I’ll check it out. Kat

  2. Jan

    Hi Kat, Was wondering where this canyon is and how to get there? When we come down for the winter we go out in the desert for a lot of rides. Always looking for another place to explore. Love reading your blogs. Helps us keep up with what is happening in the area! Thank you for doing this.

    • Kat

      Hi Jan,

      I will get detailed directions for you asap. Thanks for writing! I’ll post them on this comment.

      • Kat

        Hi Jan;

        Warren Sundquist wrote a comment giving you directions. If you’d like the map, let me know! K

    • Wornout

      Barrendo Canyon is beyond Agua Caliente. When you go through the ranch at Agua Caliente, you don’t go right, you don’t go left, you take the middle road. I have a map of that area if you want me to email it, give Katherine your email address as I just sent the JPeg of that area to her.

  3. Armando

    Sad to say that’s the Ocotlan Taco place that just burned down (or at least part of it) a couple days ago. There are several in Mexicali, guy has money so I’m sure they’ll remodel in no-time!

    • Kat

      Bummer! Hope he rebuilds!

  4. Neil McInnes

    what have you found to buy at the duty free store that you consider a good deal? The perfumes/fragrances look pretty good – anything else?

    • Kat

      Smokes are $34 a carton! They also have deals on different liquors.

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