After a wonderful sleep on the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on we awoke to a blue sky, 17 degrees and an the exciting feeling of biking to Mexico. A big day means we need a big breakfast, so we went to Denny’s. You get a big breakfast there, in hindsight Tanya and I should have split the meal because there was too much food. We got our bikes ready for the trip and headed out. San Diego is a wonderful place to ride a bike, we rode close to the harbour on a bike path. It was great, then the path ended and we made our way through town. The traffic was light, that was good because we got lost. Using a map that was not to scale and didn’t have enough information on it, I got us lost (I know, what kind of forester am I). However we got back on track when I asked for directions. Around lunch we stoped at small little grociery store and got some lunch. It was very tasty (even though it was pork skin, I just pointed I didn’t know what I was eating). Got back on the bikes and started to ride again. We crossed the boarder to Mexico. That is the easiest boarder to cross in the world. Looked over the fence and saw thousands of cars trying to get back into the States. The only problem was that we didn’t know we crossed into Mexico and we needed a visa to stay longer then 7 days. We had to ask around and found out where to get the visa. Then we were off, off to the bus depot. We got there with 10 minutes to spare. Bought the tickets and then tries to place the bikes in the bus the best we could. Mind you I didn’t have much to do with it, the bus people did, and they didn’t do it very nicely. They just threw tanya’s in and then mine in afterwads. That is when I stepped up and said, hold on a second, they are somewhat delicate and didn’t spend 5 hours in Edmonton packing them in a box to have them just thrown around in Mexico. I got in there and helped the place the bikes in the bus. It was a fairly difficult process but we got them on, and they seem to be working fine.

Palm trees in Ensenada


The bus came to a stop and 3/4 of the people jumped off. “Where are we” I asked Tanya, “Is this Ensenada?” Tanya didn’t really know, and if this was Ensenada, where in Ensenada are we? Got out the rough guides and opened to the map page and started asking questions “aaahhhh dedonde are we?” No one really knew. The bus driver asked several people and we found out where we were, a short walk from the hotel district. Good news so we headed to the best western. $66 a night, are you kidding me? we are in Mexico we want cheap hotels. He then guided us to this nice place one block off of the main tourist site which was only $20 a night. It’s a little noisy but pretty good value.

That was the end of the day. Pretty exhausting day, and when it was over I slept very good.

Posted from Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
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