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Baja California, Mexico (2012) in a Tacoma for 15 days:

Discussion in 'Travel' started by David K, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Aug 15, 2012 at 5:31 PM
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    I just did... thanks!

    and as Day 15 (the drive home) was on July 28... I am not in Baja anymore... I couldn't have posted this trip report if I wasn't back. ;)
     
  3. Aug 21, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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    Epic Baja trip David! Thanks for sharing. Maybe in a few years I'll be ready to make a baja trip. I have an expanding family so that's my top priority now. :)
     
  4. Aug 21, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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    Hi Crom, I highly recommend camping as soon as your kids are out of diapers. BAJA is just so wonderful and close to us that we are lucky. Others drive a thousand miles or more just to get to the border. Let me know if you and the mrs. ever consider it and you need any details.
     
  5. Aug 24, 2012 at 8:49 AM
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    Links arent working. Page not found :notsure:
     
  6. Aug 28, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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    Okay, seems that the links abbreviated by TW are not recognized by TW!!

    Here are the full links, they should do the trick!

    9-2008) Baja Beach Fun in a Tacoma: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/travel/82878-baja-beach-fun-tacoma.html

    1-2009) Finding a 'lost' mission: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/travel/85021-baja-california-finding-lost-mission.html

    7-2009) Big trip to Loreto & San Javier: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/travel/76126-baja-california-tacoma-travel-7-09-a.html

    5-2010) Mission Santa Maria (Mission Impossible for some) Part 1: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tr...-santa-maria-mission-impossible-part-1-a.html

    Part 2: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tr...-mission-impossible-part-2-a.html#post1888006

    7-2010) Life's a Beach, in Baja: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/travel/101899-lifes-beach-baja-july-4-weekend-2010-a.html

    7-2010) The Beach, Birds and Bumps in Baja: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/travel/104316-beach-birds-bumps-baja-july-17-20-2010-a.html

    9-2010) Las Pintas Fossil Grotto: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/travel/114596-bajas-las-pintas-fossil-grotto-petros-9-18-10-a.html

    4-2011) Lost Mission Expedition: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/of...ja-lost-mission-expedition-2011-part-1-a.html

    5-2011) Memorial Day on the beach: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/of...-beach-weekends-best-memorial-day-2011-a.html

    7-2011) Freaky Fourth of July in Baja: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/travel/165617-freaky-fourth-2011-baja-california.html

    1-2012) Clams, both Steamed and Petrified: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/so...-years-2012-clams-both-steamed-petrified.html
     
  7. Sep 10, 2012 at 11:19 PM
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    Something related to Baja California... I have a new book on the California missions that for the first time, in one book, includes all 48 California missions and not only the ones in the portion of California the United States acquired in 1848! San Diego was the 19th California mission founded 72 years AFTER the the mission at Loreto (in today's state of Baja California Sur, Mexico) was founded (in 1697)... See: http://oldmissions.com
     
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    Wow! What a great trip. Thank you so much for posting, it was like being on a mini vacation for me. I briefly left my cubicle drone life and joined you in the wilds of Baja. Ok, back to work for me....
     
  9. Nov 1, 2012 at 6:57 AM
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    I am glad you enjoyed the escape from civilization and Baja awaits you!
     
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    Great trip report!!! :cheers:
     
  11. Nov 4, 2012 at 1:03 AM
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    Thank you... it was a great trip. Writing about it in detail keeps the memory alive and perhaps will inspire some of you to see what all the excitement about BAJA is about! A Baja vacation is both exciting and safe... Leave the drugs and bad attitude at home, and come to Mexico and have some fun! Camping, Four Wheeling, Relaxing, Exploring, Fishing, Hiking, Photography, Beach combing... the list is endless...
     
  12. Nov 5, 2012 at 8:35 AM
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    x2!!! :cool:
     
  13. Nov 7, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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    Thanks!

    There is an online place where I have written several Baja Travel Adventure articles (with photos)... It is on the Baja Bound web site (they are the great on-line Mexican Auto Insurance place)... Here is the page with my story links: http://www.bajabound.com/bajatravel/
     
  14. May 5, 2013 at 9:14 PM
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    Great write-up!
    We drove down in Feb this year in our XJ. Left it down there for next winter at La Paz. Great off-roading, fishing, general lazing around. Just starting to explore it all. But every off-road enthusiast needs to drive the Baja once. Or twice.
    Prepping the new Taco for future travels.

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  15. May 8, 2013 at 6:01 PM
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    If you are looking for places to explore, there is nothing like Baja! I write travel articles for Baja Bound (Mexican Auto Insurance)... You may find some ideas of places to check out in some of them: http://www.bajabound.com/bajatravel/
     
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    Awesome thread!
     
  17. May 8, 2013 at 9:23 PM
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    Went through every page and very detailed info good for you on this amazing trip!! Awesome thread!
     
  18. May 10, 2013 at 10:51 PM
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    Thank you for the nice words! Baja is a perfect territory for the Tacoma 4WD... In fact, it was where the TRD idea was born (ie. Ivan Stewart of Baja off road racing fame).

    See my BajaBound.com Baja Travel Adventure stories if you want to see more places to explore!: http://www.bajabound.com/bajatravel/
     
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    Hey, I took the same picture! Sounds like a great trip, I would have loved to been in the Tacoma and been able to explore more. I've only been there twice and we just went fishing and stayed out on the boat most of the time.

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  20. May 17, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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    How funny! I see by the overhead power lines, you were just a few more feet down the road.

    Fishing is what brought my family to Baja in the 1960's, but exploring has been a passion ever since... and Baja never stops giving us places to explore or things to do (as well as a places to do 'nothing')!!!

    Here I am in 1966, in a panga off Cabo San Lucas, catching my first dorado (mahimahi/ dolphinfish)... We had driven over 800 dirt miles and 200 paved miles in our Jeep to get there!

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    A photo from a couple weeks earlier on that trip:

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    I was 8 1/2 and have been in love with Baja ever since!
     
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