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Saturday, March 1, 2014

2014 trip to Mexico-3

Next day our goal was to make it down to San Quintin because it has miles and miles of sandy beaches and we heard and read nothing but good about it. But to get there we had to drive about 200 km first trough the Santo Tom├ís Valley and then the desert begins that's famous for a type of cactus that grows only here in the whole world. ( it's called cirio or boojum tree ) It is very tall, looks like an upside down carrot and does not look like cactus at first sight. It was a very easy day, pulled over many times to take pictures, have a bite, we even stopped to by a phone again. The major carrier in Mexico is Telcel with stores in every little village. They have the same "pay as you go" deal as we had in the states for 199 pesos (16.5US) and it includes 300 minutes local airtime. Long distance and international is different of course but for 200 extra pesos we could use it every other day to call home and did not have to worry about minutes. The girl in the store did not speak English, our Spanish isn't good enough but to do business she got creative: called a friend who translated and we had a working phone in 10 minutes. After we left Mexico we gave it to an Australian couple who were just headed there. We arrived in San Quentin at El Pebellon RV Park around 4 pm just in time to enjoy the sunset on the beach with people from Campbell River, Michigan and and even a couple from San Felipe.

Hwy. Mex 1 trough the desert
We have a phone for Mexico now.
A huge whale skeleton at the entrance of the El Pebellon RV Park in San Quintin.

Made it there just in time for the sunset.

January 25. and walking on the beach. I can live with that!

The upside down carrot is called cirio and grows only here in the whole World.

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