San Ignacio to El Rosario

Seriously, we couldn’t have had a better time at Ignacio Springs B&B. 

Indeed, “An Oasis of Hospitality!”. Sunday evening we watched the Seahawks WIN eating a fantastic homemade dinner of lightly breaded Yellow Fin Tuna, homemade rye bread, fresh beats, mashed potatoes and salad. Just as the Hawks WON our host, Terry brought out homemade date ice cream to help in the celebration. Wow.

I have to comment on my friend Joe Smith’s comment on the last post about “Glamping.”

Here is what I read from www.glamping.com:

“Recently, a global trend has caught fire that offers outdoor enthusiasts an upgrade on rest and recreation. It’s called glamping, a new word for a new kind of travel, defined as glamorous camping. When you’re glamping, there’s no tent to pitch, no sleeping bag to unroll, no fire to build. Whether in a tent, yurt, airstream, hut, villa or treehouse, glamping is a way to experience the great outdoors without sacrificing luxury.”

Thanks for sharing this Joe, Yes, we were Glamping and I hope to do more!

Here are a few more pictures from our glamping, the outside dining area. 

Drinks are on the honor system, write what you took on the white board. 

Monday morning it was time to go so after some more homemade sausage, scrambled eggs, homemade rye bread toast with homemade jam and fresh squeezed orange juice we said goodbye and pointed the bikes north, towards home.

We rode about 300 miles through some boring straight sections

And some nice twisty sections through cactus forests. 

Big  boulders were everywhere including this boulder mountain. 

There is about a 200 mile stretch between Pemex stations going into El Rosario, to be safe we bought a gallon for each bike at the Gasolina roadside stand in Catavina. 

We got into El Rosario about 3:00 PM and we debated continuing on but we already had nearly 300 miles in for the day and we knew from experience there weren’t many good places to stay in the next 100 miles. We ended up at the Cactus Hotel on the north end of town near the Pemex. This hotel was highly rated in the Moon travel book and only cost $35, wow. The room was fantastic and is a mainstay stop for motorcycle riders. Right next door was Mama Espinoza’s diner which is a world famous stop for the Baja 1000 race. We went in for dinner and the walls are covered with signed pictures and jerseys from Baja racers.

We hung out for a while with some other bikers at the hotel, a Wee Strom, a honda 650 thumper and a guy on an 510 Husky trading Baja stories and getting caught up on the latest rumors and half truths about road and trail conditions.

So…. tomorrow we will cross the border back into the US and I’ll be wrapping up the blog until the next adventure. If I have time I’ll write a final post but unless something happens this will pretty much be it.

I hope you enjoyed the 2014 Baja adventure, it was different from some of our other trips but now that I’m hip to this glamping thing maybe we might try it again.

Thanks for following.

Donn and Deby

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