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The Great Road Race: Mexico To Morton, IL.

They said it was a crazy idea, and they were probably correct. How could anyone drive from Bahia Conception, three quarters the way down the Baja peninsula, and within a couple days, be at the birthday of my sister in Nevada, and then be at the birthplace of my great grandson three days later in Morton, Illinois? It remind me of the time…

How To Make 30 People Smile With Gov’t Money

When the $600 prepaid debit card arrived, I did not know what to do with it. I did not ask for it. I did not need it. And I felt like it was some kind of dirty money. A “stimulus” payoff from the government to keep my mouth shut. I do not like the government handouts because they are not well directed. A lot of people get them and…

Honeymoon Couple Just Made Stop In My Area Of Mexico

I spend almost every nice morning rowing my boat around beautiful Conception Bay, or Bahía Concepción, as it is known in Mexico, on the Gulf of California. For the last few trips, Sport, my Mexican rescue dog, just jumped right into the boat. We went over to a secluded beach and he ran up and down. The other day, I was taking him to the…

This Is The Story Of Carla & Eden

Carla Acosta and her husband, Eden Ramirez, are opera singers who have performed at the historic Mexico City Opera House. When the pandemic shut down entertainment venues, they were out of a job and had little money to survive, so they moved back to to the town of Mulege in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, where Carla was raised and…

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