Saturday, April 21, 2012

Todos Santos Dessert Challenge Off Road Race

We went to the races last weekend over at Todos Santos. The race is the Wide Open Dessert Challenge. Fun race; 2 laps of about 70 kilometers each. Donna's son Pat and his copiloto Keith raced Pat's Class One car the "Warlock." Here are a few photos. Click here to see some short videos including Steve Berry's unscheduled pit stop to fix a flat.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The San Jose Estuary Burns Again!

Somehow the estuary caught fire a few days ago. I have 2 sets of friends who live on the edge of the arroyo. The fire was stopped almost on their property lines! One of them, Mike H. sent me these photos. Fortunately, the wind changed a bit and the local bomberos did a fine job in arresting the spread of the fire.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Favorite Places

On a quiet street in La Paz, nestled in a residential section, there is a colorful doorway that beckons you in with the smell of good coffee. Did I say "good" coffee? I meant great roasted coffee, a place that is number one on my list of places to stop in La Paz. Not only can you stock up on coffee beans just out of the roaster but you can sit in their coffee bar and enjoy one of the best coffees I have found anywhere in Baja. I usually get a latte. It is hard not to drink it right down. Instead it is a "sipper" that you must savor to the very last drop. Consider that I rank this coffee so high, even though I have been in some of the trendy shops in Seattle where coffee is king and the competition is fierce. The address is 1650 Colima Street. I would tell you just how to get there but then that would be such a non-Baja thing to do. Instead, I will give you their internet link:

One other clue. . Colima is a one way street. Happy coffee to you.