Polar bear at the Toronto Zoo, Canada.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Ottawa, Canada.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Reuniting with Max in Germany on October 1st.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

San Lucas

Thursday December 20...10:00pm

Didn't sleep the best last night. We parked under a tree, and although it didn't rain last night, it was really humid and the dew dripping from the tree onto Sherman's roof was like the Chinese water torture!

So we got a late start leaving Vizcaino. We wanted to get our $10 worth, and they had a nice hot shower. But there was only one shower, and somebody else beat us to it...and they took like an hour to have a shower! But while we were waiting, we got Sherman ready to go, filled up the water tank, and vaccumed up the sand from the inside.

Went through another military checkpoint today and it's normally the northbound traffic that gets stopped. But there was no northbound traffic, so they picked on us. No problem though, the young soldier spoke to us in Spanish, and I replied "No hablo Espanol". He then asked in broken English where we were coming from, and where we were going. I answered, Whiskey barked at him, and we were on our way. Glen and Steve were also stopped and the soldier asked them for pesos...which they did not give. That's a kind of a double edged sword but we've been told that if you're asked for money from a police or military that you're supposed to politely decline and if pressed to take a name and badge number and ask to speak with a superior. Hopefully it never goes that far for us.

Old church built in the 1700's in San Ignacio

We're continually heading south in search of warmer weather. The people we've been talking to that have been coming to the area for a long time are telling us that it's not as hot as it should be. Don't get me wrong, it's not bad...20-22 during the day and about 8-10 at night...but it's supposed to be a few degrees warmer than that. We're also being told that there aren't nearly as many RV'ers around as there normally are...it seems the stories of robberies in the Baja have scared people off which is all the better for us. If you ask me, one should be much more nervous of driving on the highway here than of being robbed. Went down one section of road today the locals call "devils canyon" where I was sure the trucks going the opposite direction were going to rub mirrors with us. All kinds of fun...!

So we're trying to get to the beach area bewteen Mulege (pronounced Moo-le-Hay) and Loreto. But we pull off before there a little south of Santa Rosalia at a little spot called San Lucas. We decide to overnight at an RV park here, but can't find out who we're supposed to pay. We're told somebody will be around, but in the meantime we're not even sure what it's supposed to cost. Maybe nobody will come and ask.

Walk to a little shop to pick up a few groceries, and then spend the rest of the afternoon playing backgammon with Steve, while Ruth and Glen play two handed Canasta. Glen and Steve came over to our place after supper and we watch a movie..."Lost in America".

Total Nights Sleeping in the RV... 68...

December Fuel $ 831.32

December Grocery $ 294.44

December Overnight Costs $ 52.00

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