Thursday, May 21, 2009

Baja Whale Watching - February 2009

Sandie and I stopped on Wolfcreek Pass on the way to L.A. to pick up Colin and Thea for a trip to Baja to pet the Grey Whales. The white stuff seemed like a great reason to head for some fun in the sun.

Two mountain bikes, a sea kayak, and dual-sport dirtbike should be enough toys.

Our stop in Joshua Tree National Park for some hiking/ camping was a lot of fun.

We hiked up 5,000 foot Ryan Mtn. for some great views.

A bit windy!

Joshua Trees!

Abandoned 1900 homestead!

Great campground! Free! Casino in Indio!

Border crossing at Tijuana! Smooth - No problems!

We camped at a truck stop on the U.S. side the night before and when Fox News ran a strong government warning against travel to Mexico, I thought, I hope Colin and Thea's Mom isn't watching this.

Famous blowhole - La Bufadora!

The incoming waves fill a cave, trapping air, which blows the water like a geyser.

The kids got a kick out of this sign at our campground in El Rosario.

A typical outdoor market!

Colin says, "This isn't like Taco Bell".

Checking out the skeleton at the whale watching beach near Guerrero Negro.

This Momma whale with baby approaches our 18 foot boat. We were able to pet it as it came up to our boat. That happened twice on our tour.

I wish I'd gotten better Pics but I was video taping at the same time that I was snapping photos.

I took Colin and Thea on some motorcycle rides out in the desert. The people living here were mining a white rock called Caliza.

Sign at the highway south of Guerrero Negro.

Lunch stop on the way back to the border.

When we got back to L.A., Traci flew out for a family weekend. None of us had ever been to Santa Catalina Island and we wanted to check it out and do a hike there.
Traci and Trevor

This is one of the great views on our 11 mile hike.
A great trip!

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