Thursday, March 27, 2014

Ahhhhh… Bahia de Kino!

I think that last time I posted was from the RV spot in at Mazatlán where we got up and went for breakfast at a beach front restaurant called Poncho’s. This place was recommended to us but we had to take a bus into Mazatlán to get there.  Busses for this little journey were lined up outside the RV place and all we had to do was walk out and one picked us up.

We jumped off the bus and walked about four blocks to Poncho’s where we got a nice table right overlooking the beach.  As we were ordering Larry’s eye caught site of a tent.  Out of the tent came four Mexican guys and a gringo girl with a banjo.  This site brought out quite a bit of conversation and as we watched the happenings, the girl walked over and started playing and singing in front of our table.  It was fun to watch the reactions of the waiters. They looked like the really didn't know what to do.

Beaches are free for the public so you can actually camp on most any beach.  In this case there was nothing the staff could do about the banjo serenade. Eventually Linda gave the girl a few pesos and she went away.  We finished our breakfast and decided that the experience was definitely a first in our book.
Our caravan left Mazatlán at about 11 AM and set our sights for Los Mochis and the Pemix that we stayed at on our way down.

This part of the trip is fast and straight.  You just set your cruise control on 60 (or 110) and drive.  Midway through the day Larry called and suggested that we try to make San Carlos before dark and avoid staying in the truck stop.  We all agreed and so we continued on.
Camp site in Ciudad Obregon.
The temperature in the Los Mochis area hovered around 99 degrees and we were more than happy to put that in our rear view mirrors. We drove on but the combination of toll stops and topas slowed our progress.  Just before sunset we drove into the outskirts of Ciudad Obregon where we found an RV stop named Motel Kali RV Park.  This location would act as our night’s stop but it was definitely more expensive then the truck stop and just a slight bit safer. We paid our 350 pesos and settled in on the dirt driveway.

The next morning we hit the road again and made our way to the Islandia RV Park at Bahia de Kino.  Once again we were greeted with smiles and welcome faces.  This spot has been our favorite of the trip in Mexico.  Everything is laid back and completely easy going.  We’ll stay here and watch the sun set our final two nights in Mexico. 

Linda checks us in 20 pesos, a sweet deal.

You would think it would be hard to find guests with a name like this!

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