Ladies Offroad Challenge Baja 1000 with Megan Stevenson - Day 11 - The alarm went off early this morning, we snooze it and then all of a sudden it was a mad rush "Megan it's 5:40, we have to be down to the Jeep in 20 minutes!" - we made it!!! We loaded up all our stuff into Frankie and headed to meet Frank, Nate, Jennifer, and some other BFG crew members for breakfast. At breakfast we came up with a general plan for the rest of the day as we start traversing towards home.
During our caravan north we chatted back and forth on the radio with Frank and Nate listening to them tell stories about mapping for the races as Charlene diligently took notes for a article she is working on. It was neat hearing their histories in Baja and how much work goes into all they do. We also discussed the Battle of the Banos... We stopped in Insurgentes for lunch with the whole crew for tacos and quesadillas. It was fun sitting and chatting with everyone for a final time. After that the three of us in Frankie and Greg and Carol in Betty White split off to take Hwy 1 along the eastern coast on the highway while the others dropped onto the racecourse for a little dirt therapy.
We ended up stopping north of Loretto at a beach area that during low tide is a peninsula out to a big island. The water was such a bright blue-green and there were shells everywhere; I might have picked up and cleaned off a dozen looking at the different colors. I couldn't help but draw in the sand and take a few pictures.
Along the way I worked on some articles I needed to finish. In Santa Rosalia we stopped at our first Mission. It was neat to see all the stained glass windows and read a little about the history. From there we went to San Ignacio and stopped by another Mission. It was after dark and closed when we got there but from the outside it looked beautiful. The stone walkways were perfectly uneven. It was amazing to think about how they built it starting in in 1728 finally finishing in 1786! The wood on the doors is the original wood too. Pretty darn cool . . .
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