Great pics - could smell the salt air........oh, maybe it’s because the advancing blizzard is pushing ocean air up here??
Anyhow it’s good to hear that border crossing was NBD and you experienced no crime or harassment. Baja beaches are among Mexico’s most beautiful and it was really nice to see again....makes me want to return. BTW how did the shop owner “acquire” all those bras??
“Coco’s corner” was an interesting place. The gentleman who owned it was confined to a wheelchair due to losing both legs at his knees, There were several stories as to how it happened. Suffice to say he was a very pleasant fella who has lived out in the desert for over twenty years (I forget the exact number.). Many of those years had the Baja 1000 running across his property. His cabin offered a respite from the day’s driving, a cold beer and souvenir tee short to purchase (all reasonably priced I might add).
I suspect there may be many others on the Forum who have far greater knowledge about Coco than I. If so, chime in. When I was there he was sharing a story about some drunks (with a child along) stealing his handicapped-enabled truck. They totaled it in an accident. The driver was killed and the little girl had something permanently damaged on her arm or hand (Coco’s English and my Spanish were working overtime at this point in the visit.). The other guy was sentenced to jail for many years (Coco was speaking numbers in Spanish at this point and I couln’t Keep up with my slow translation in my head!). Anyway, a real shame. It was a truck donated by many of the drivers/teams from the Baja race as I understood him and it obviously was operated all by hand controls.
As to your question as to the hanging accessories inside (and outside) his cabin, I can only imagine what kind of parties may have occurred there in the past. He was quick to ask any lady to sit on his lap for a photo.
All in all it was a great stop among many. My traveling companions, who have asked to remain anonymous, provided great company and perspective along our journey. Two of us (them) had been to Baja previously; and two of us (myself in this group) had never been.
As a result of this trip I am moving more towards the FJ being a dedicated overland rig regarding my configuration. My challenge is the dang OEM roof rack. Due to age and some of my own disabilities, my soft-sided RTT is up for sale. (A fused back, a leg that had broken tibia and fibula along with a separated ankle that wasn’t set right . I just purchased a James Baroud Grand Raid RTT (currently on my Offroad trailer) that I believe will be better for me long term due to my health with the aspect of the RTT. Going to miss the annex room however. If you know anyone looking for a good deal on a very clean Mombasa Adventurer, please pass them my way!)
When I am by myself (i.e., absent the wife) I prefer not to pull the trailer. I am more a minimalist. She fortunately enjoys (accommodates?) camping but its more towards the glamping end of the spectrum. (When I returned from Baja I was all about getting the Winnebago Revel. It wasn’t to her liking.
. That story hasn’t reached the last chapter I hope!)
So, debFJVT, a long-winded response to your question about bras and panties I guess. You’re absolutely right about the beautiful beaches. Everyone was unique and phenomenal in their own way. I can’t wait to return.
P.S. > I have no idea what the story is/was with regard to the toilet bowls! Anyone???