I was doing some watering (not some; a lot) around the back 40 and realized I’ve got dates! While I was watering in the front, I found two more Date Palms, but the birds got the dates. You can’t really see it, but beside this tree is another edible fruit tree and I have three of those. The only downside is if you don’t picked them, they dry up and the shells blow all over the yard. I don’t remember the name of the tree, but it has balls of a fruit inside and they taste a little bit sweet but crunchy. I also have Nopales, which you must wear gloves to scrape off the barbs – then either fry them with eggs or put them in a salad. One other tree I have looks like a Crab Apple tree, and the fruit turns red and they are pretty tasty; almost like a strawberry.
I started this Sunday afternoon; went to finish it on Monday and naturally, something went wrong and I lost everything except the first two photos. So, I’m trying again! Good afternoon or evening, depending on when you read this. My Cotton Tree is finally blooming more than one bloom. You can see the white balls around the leaves, which is cotton. Pretty cool.
I had to go to San Diego last Wednesday and the previous Friday, so I haven’t really had time to write. Wornout and I usually take the Tecate way, which seems faster than waiting in line at the border in Mexicali. When we came back Thursday evening, coming in through the East border, we had to take a detour because the exit going East to Mexico was closed. However, we did have a short wait getting across. At any rate, there was a lot of traffic for a Thursday heading towards San Felipe and there were police cars leading other cars, I suppose to keep the speed down. Friday, Wornout tells me he’s going into town to get water but when the highway looked like the Indy 500, he changed his mind. Today, every gas station from El Dorado Ranch to town had lines, some out in the street. Nothing like waiting until Sunday to get gas. We decided to drive downtown (the Malecon was still blocked off) and just about every taco shop was full, as well as spaces to park. Justino went down to pick up cans this afternoon and he said the Malecon was full. Sorry, I don’t have any photos but take my word for it; there were tons and tons of folks still in town this afternoon. I did swipe a photo from Ruben David Gamez of the first night of Semana Santa. The Malecon was so full, these folks were on Mar de Cortez at the corner where the Seguro Social clinic is.
What a weekend and a great turnout for the Baja 250. Wornout and I went to three different places to take photos; the last stretch was just too dusty, so we didn’t stay long. The best photos of the three spots we went to was Km 43, although Wornout got a great video of MacCachren coming down the to the start/finish line. All I got was dust. I mean I have to have my camera cleaned; see if I’ll ever get the sand out of my hair and scrub my bag which holds my Canon and I didn’t even have that out of the car. Aside from the dust, it was pretty exciting. I’ve post a bunch of photos on my Faceless Book (San Felipe Baja Kat) if you want to take a look.