Saturday, March 19, 2005

Bahia de Concepcion (Playa Santispac) Day 26 and 27 ...

Friday, March 18th ...

We had a pleasant drive this day. Had a road incident on the way, though. It seems a very old Mexican truck held together with spit and glue stopped dead in the middle of the two-lane highway with no shoulders, and in this place about a 10-foot drop off on either side of the road. The folks ahead of me managed to go around the stopped truck (although I learned later that Thelma and Louise were not so lucky ... their passenger side mirror connected with the stopped truck's driver's mirror, egads, for the second time.)

I couldn't see to go around safely so stuck my nose out and there was an oncoming bus. I was out just far enough that the bus had to crawl by. When I began to go around again it seems that my trailer could not clear the stalled truck ... so there I sat in the oncoming lane and nobody could move in either direction. Except the locals just went down the embankment and swished right around. The Mexican people are very innovative. The car ahead of me went down into the ditch, is what I call it, took out his battery, installed it in the stopped truck, which then started and they rolled it into the ditch and we all moved ahead with dispatch without much ado.

So we continued on our scenic journey ...





... and arrived in time for lunch at the Santispac Beach. The tide was out a bit later and the clammers were out in force to provide dinner, which Happy joyously cooked up Thai style ...



The camera didn't get there in time to show how full the bucket was, but here's the melted butter and garlic ... oh, so yummy ...



... and the empty shells to prove it.



Diane Davis, scheduled to be with us on this trip but had to fly in later to La Paz ... she is traveling now with Judy Fontenelle... Happy presented Diane with her special flowers ...



The picture didn't turn out all that well ... so here's another picture of Diane with Macie.



Soon after arriving Linda Cartwright pitched her tent room to help keep out the creepy crawlies and those that bite and sting.



Then out came the hotdogs ...



I think the camera had too many margaritas. Hello Joy and Rosie ...

Then Marsha decided to firewalk ...



With Ann, Rosalie, Kathy, Happy and Portia all doing their thing.

And I decided to try S'mores.



This group was just sittin' around watching the fun ...



That was Shar, Marsha, JoAnn and Marilyn.

And, oh, yes, we closed the evening by singing that crazy rabbit song, "Help Me! Help Me! Help Me! That isn't the name but that's what everybody remembers with great fits of laughter.

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Saturday morning, March 19th ... Day 27 ... a gorgeous day, beautiful sunrise, calm, smooth sea, birds singing, fishing boats out ...

Good morning Brightwing and BW-2 ...



A short walk down the beach, I turned around and ...



Macie and Kathy are up with the sun ...



And Happy and Burle are providing us with breakfast this morning with Happy's famous banana pancakes with banana syrup, bacon, strawberries and OJ.





... to be continued.

A good thought for today:

"Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself.

Go forward and make your dreams come true."


—Ralph Waldo Emerson

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