2015: The Year of the Taco

“Never underestimate how much assistance, how much satisfaction, how much comfort, how much soul and transcendence there might be in a well-made taco and a cold bottle of beer.” ― Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume   I love New Years. I love reflecting on the past year and having that feeling of renewal and hope for the future, seeing prospects and working towards them. I am a indeed a future-driven individual, despite what all of the yoga teachers pound into my little brain. I often ignore them. I like change, I like new starts and I love the excitement of the possible. I often have...

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Baja beach

Shoplifting and Surfing in Baja

How far will we go for surfing in Baja? Far enough that we feel like we are at the end of the earth. We take rugged roads full of loose rock, steep grades and ruts, evidence of a recent rainstorm. We’ve been on the dirt roads for about three hours when we arrive at what we think we’ve been aiming for, one of several big points in Central Baja. A surfers dream on the right swell—these hooked points fire perfect right hand peelers. As we set up our camp just before dusk, we survey the scene. There is a rickety fish camp...

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Shadow of truck in Baja

Baja Surf Mission: Dropping Into the Fray and Freedom of Mexico

Baja. This is where my heart beats harder. The lines are sharper here. The beer is colder and I swear, food tastes better here. We are on a Baja surf mission to find pristine waves and solitude. Temporarily leave the land of pretty things, shiny new goods and sanitized square buildings. Live in the dirt on the edge of this peninsula, where the Pacific blends into the Mexican desert. We crave the grimy coating of red Baja dirt to give us that thin layer of adventure that we wear proudly. If you’ve never crossed the Mexican border at some point in your...

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Highway 1 in Baja

Southbound for a Baja Surf Trip

We recently took a short jaunt to Baja to catch some surf. Since I didn't have Internet anywhere (no Internet + no cell service = a good thing), these are posted after our return. Enjoy! I hadn’t had my passport stamped for over a year and I was getting uncomfortably itchy. Kind of like wearing a wool sweater with nothing underneath. Stifling itchy. Same house. Same food. Same desk. Time to leave. A Baja surf trip was in order. It is a frigid 13 degrees when we packed up to leave. Chris climbs up on the top of the camper dressed...

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