The Daily Gusketeer

Baja Trek's daily blog.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

It's Weird Being Different.

So, we're going on almost 6 years now doing Baja Trek. We've met some of the best people on the planet and have experienced some of the greatest things Mother Nature has to offer. For that we are very thankful.

It's the little pleasures in life that make these kind of Treks so important.  A Shooting Orange Sunset, maybe it's a cresting over a valley that shows the next beautiful peak, or a sly coy smile from a person in the rear view mirror who has traveled continents to get on a Baja Trek.

These things are things that money will never be able to express on it's best day. There is no tip. There is no thanks.

There is no satisfaction  on the planet that can reward you like the look on someone's face after you know that they are having the time of their life.

Maybe it's swimming with a Whale Shark, or seeing people see their first shooting star.

Maybe it's their reaction when they hear their first Coyote howl at a full moon. I don't know, but I love it. It's energy! It's Love!   

Baja California is like that. It doesn't take you long to get back to Mother Nature here. You don't have to look far.

She finds you.

Baja is over two and half times longer than the state of Florida. She boasts just a little over 1/8th of Florida's entire population. All mostly along the boarder with Alta California.Y ou can imagine Mother Nature can be found  around almost every corner.

You really have to see it to believe it.

Of course, being what it is isn't for everyone. No Domino's Pizza or AAA here. This is the outback.

This is Adventure.

It's not for everyone and we like it that way.  We're thankful that places that are so close to the U.S.A. are like this. We're thankful that the great people of Mexico and Baja California have stuck to their pride of  identity. We Love you for it.

Just cross the Border and see for yourself.     

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Baja Boogie

 Every once in a while the phone rings or we get an email from someone on the other end who has stars in their eyes and aww in their voice. The kind of person who can't wait to visit new destinations and experience new cultures. Most folks who do that travel half way around the the world and end up smack dab in the middle of all the culture and people they tried to leave back home.

Often, some of the best secrets are right out side your backdoor. And., Baja California is no exception. We'd like to think that the Trek Crew is pretty well traveled. So, we're always amazed how you can go just a few miles from the good ol' U.S. of A. and feel like you're a million miles from home. Unique food, great people and, best of all, no foolish little exit signs that say things like 'Biggest Ball of String" or "Drive through Tree". Because, what they really mean is "Stop! Get ripped off and leave as fast as you can, Thanks for your Money". Baja California isn't like that. You don't have to go far to find it, either. Just down the street, around the next corner or in that small pueblo is a place that has been undiscovered. Maybe you're the first one there?

The best way to experience this amazing feat is through the eyes of friends and fellow travelers. At least to me it is. To see someone see something truly amazing for the first time, and really appreciate it is what it's really all about. It makes the dirt roads, the busted knuckles turning wrenches and the long hours soooooooo worth every second of the adventure. And, that's exactly what it is. An Adventure.

Thanks great people who still have the spirit of adventure and are willing to act on it. We Love you.

Love Love!