Thursday, April 24, 2008

John's Baja Adventure


I figured I would contribute at least one post every few months. Annie graciously let me escape...I mean leave the chaos here for a few days and go on a motorcycle adventure in Baja Mexico. I'll save all the details as it was, for those who know me, pretty much the highlight of my LIFE besides of course my wedding day and each anniversary and obviously the day each child was born and their birthdays and each fathers day and mothers day for that matter every other important day, since I would not want to ever forget even one moment of each blessed day I have.....but if I had to choose one trip, this would be it.

We rode dirt bikes from Ensenada on the Pacific side to San Felipe on the Sea of Cortez all the way across the baja peninsula. We rode on streets, sidewalks, beaches, dry lake beds, sand dunes, through little Mexican villages way up in the mountains scaring lots of chickens, highways, across rivers and lots of dirt roads in the middle of nowhere. We ate many delicious tacos from little roadside taco stands and lit off many firecrackers of the kind you cannot buy here.

There were only a few broken bones and only one guy had to get stitches in a tiny Mexican health clinic.

I will have to post more pictures when I get them from other friends who were on the trip as I didn't take too many pictures, but here are a few:

On top of some mountain somewhere

My novia - Annie probably won't like this pic

One roadside stop - there were 26 riders - our own motorcycle gang
More pics...(from Brad)




10 comments:

Marilyn said...

What a trip, John! And you're so thoughtful not to forget a single one of the blessed days of your wonderful life! Who were the 25 other guys? We have friends in our Branch and the husband belongs to a Harley gang and they travel around on temple trips. They recently returned from San Diego and Newport Beach, etc. Imagine the Hells Angels riding up to go on a session?!? Too funny. You may be headed there some day if you're not careful. Love you always, your favorite mother-in-law!

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Camille said...

lucky, lucky, lucky boy, John! Jealous, can me and Annie take a motorcycle trip?

Marilyn said...

Terry said you forgot to include the days spent with your father-in-law!!! Actually, he wants to go on the next trip, except he says he needs a new battery for his scooter.

Mandi Crockett said...

John, I'm so glad you have joined us in blogland! Looks like your dream come true!!

Britt said...

What John, no touching stories of staying up late, painting each others fingernails, and pillow fighting to bond with the boys?

Rach said...

Nice post John. I'm impressed, now how can I get Brad to post?

AnnieB said...

I wish I had a pic of John when he got home--all tan and grizzly and bearded and refreshed! It was worth the five days of being on my own with the kids!!
I love you honey, but a girl's getaway is definitely on the horizon!
Girls? Who's in?

Leisa Waldron said...

My Novia! Hilarious!!!

Rach said...

You really need some help with your pictures. I'll get them to you this weekend. -Brad