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a cramped TJ parking lot.
TJ was the only scary part of that drive.
Well, that and the very last of 6 military check points I had to go through traveling down Baja.
The last one was the only one to ask me to open the trunk. It was then that I realized that I had NEVER looked in the trunk.
 

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That was a hell of a long trip just to perv on middle aged Mexican women at Sephora
 

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I drove a convertible Mini Cooper from Long Beach to Cabo.
Much of it with the cruise control set at 100mph.
It was a super great road trip.
TIL you can wind the rubber bands that tightly.
 

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TJ was the only scary part of that drive.
Well, that and the very last of 6 military check points I had to go through traveling down Baja.
The last one was the only one to ask me to open the trunk. It was then that I realized that I had NEVER looked in the trunk.
Back in the early '90's I drove about 2/3 of the peninsula - the trip down, on the overnight bus from TJ, was uneventful. The ride back in a VW minibus was quite the eyeopener. We left in the late afternoon - the first part of the journey in daylight was fairly quiet. However, it was Saturday night and when the sun went down things definitely started to pick up. Of course long stretches were barren and empty, but at each village or populated crossroads we encountered a scene of complete bacchanalian abandon. Luckily, most everyone was on foot or bicycle....
 

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Back in the early '90's I drove about 2/3 of the peninsula - the trip down, on the overnight bus from TJ, was uneventful. The ride back in a VW minibus was quite the eyeopener. We left in the late afternoon - the first part of the journey in daylight was fairly quiet. However, it was Saturday night and when the sun went down things definitely started to pick up. Of course long stretches were barren and empty, but at each village or populated crossroads we encountered a scene of complete bacchanalian abandon. Luckily, most everyone was on foot or bicycle....
I've driven it maybe a half dozen times from the mid 70s to the mid 80s. First time Cabo was just a small village with surfers and hippies amongst the locals. Easiest way is to take Mex 2 down to Guaymas and ferry across to Santa Rosalia. Most of the arduous driving is north of there. Thats a big deal when dealing with mountain grades in a VW van on non-switchbacked roads. 40 pounders of Cuervo Gold for 3 bucks helped ease the pain.
 

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Don't you hate when you can't find something and then find it and hate that you now have to do shit? Fuck you recip saw.
 

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No, but these days i find myself working up till i hit my first setback, and then saying fuckit and leaving the whole project unfinished
 

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I've driven it maybe a half dozen times from the mid 70s to the mid 80s. First time Cabo was just a small village with surfers and hippies amongst the locals. Easiest way is to take Mex 2 down to Guaymas and ferry across to Santa Rosalia. Most of the arduous driving is north of there. Thats a big deal when dealing with mountain grades in a VW van on non-switchbacked roads. 40 pounders of Cuervo Gold for 3 bucks helped ease the pain.
when this convo started i'd totally assumed 9er would have a baja story from the 70s or 80s ,

so happy this came through ! ?
 

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I've driven it maybe a half dozen times from the mid 70s to the mid 80s. First time Cabo was just a small village with surfers and hippies amongst the locals. Easiest way is to take Mex 2 down to Guaymas and ferry across to Santa Rosalia. Most of the arduous driving is north of there. Thats a big deal when dealing with mountain grades in a VW van on non-switchbacked roads. 40 pounders of Cuervo Gold for 3 bucks helped ease the pain.
I called the place I was booked to stay the first night, somewhere halfway down the peninsula to get some last minute directions or something.
They said "try real hard to get here before sunset"
"why, vampires?"
"once the sun sets, all the cows tend to lay down on the road for warmth"

Sure enough, I'm getting there just as the sun is setting, and I'm doing a slow, serpentine in the canary yellow mini coop through a sea of road-laying cows.
 

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