The Long Road to Loreto

As sort of a last minute change happened in my plans, I decided to drive to Mexico for a few weeks. My initial destination was Guerrero Negro to see the migration of the whales and I eventually ended up in Loreto, which was the first capital of Baja extending all the way north to San Francisco.

As always, I tried to incorporate different places along the way with Reno being my first notable stop.

It was then onto Joshua Tree to, once again, explore one of my favorite places in the US just a little bit more.

From Joshua Tree, it was onward to San Felipe where we got our first taste of ocean in quite a while and, needless to say, Samantha was thrilled to play some fetch on the beach and into the Sea of Cortez.

 I have a tradition of getting my feet wet as soon as possible when I reach a new body of water, a baptism of sorts...

I have a tradition of getting my feet wet as soon as possible when I reach a new body of water, a baptism of sorts...

From San Felipe, we made our way down to Guerrero Negro that included a 21 mile stretch of unpaved and occasionally rough unpaved roads.  Only in a place like Mexico would they tear up such a huge piece of road at one time to endeavor a construction project. I'd been warned about the "quality" of the road but even then it surpassed my expectations in its utter ability to shake loose my teeth at some points.  

 Coco was an interesting guy

Coco was an interesting guy

Along the 21 mile stretch of virtually destroyed dirt road, there is Coco's Place and I was advised to stop and meet Coco and buy a soda and water from him and I'm glad I did, he's a gem of a man...

 Sometimes it seems like the road goes on forever...

Sometimes it seems like the road goes on forever...