Hot Time In The Old Town

Posted: April 7, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Last night besides the baseball game there was a rally with drivers and their cars to pump up fans for today’s Baja 150 race, there was a political rally to educate and entertain citizens concerning the ongoing fight to stop gold mines that threaten to contaminate the aquifer. Not only was their music, comedy, and Hawaiian dancing, but also the conclusion of the Ultramaraton Del Golfo Al Pacifico, a run across the peninsula from Las Barilles to Todos Santos, and that’s a heckuva long way through some painfully steep and arid terrain. Then there was more music, Reggae at La Garra.

The winner of the race with police escort as he approaches the reception in the town square.

The winner of the race with police escort as he approaches the reception in the town square.


More runners stagger in after their ordeal.

More runners stagger in after their ordeal.


Rapping Reggae high above the dance floor at La Garra

Rapping Reggae high above the dance floor at La Garra


One of the Tin Tan posters that adorn the walls at La Garra

One of the Tin Tan posters that adorn the walls at La Garra


And the obligatory Corona girl.

And the obligatory Corona girl.


Well that’s the best we could do with some much happening. We skipped the car rally because it stopped traffic and was virtually inaccessible due to the huge crowd. We enjoyed the dancing and music and scratched our heads at the comedy during the anti-gold event. We topped off the evening with a visit to La Garra to see our new favorite band, The Groove Trotters in their Reggae incarnation (they also have a soul R and B band). And we thought the tourist season was over. As I type this I can still hear the roar of the Baja machines as they terrorize the countryside, mi esposa has deserted me along with Aldo for a foray into town. I’ve got to wrap this up, shave, brush my teeth and join them for lunch at Cafelix at 1:30, so I’ve gotta get a move on. Hasta La Vista, babies.

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