DEC. 20, Thursday, sunny and clouds
Here we are in Los Cabo at Villa Serena RV Park, near Cabo San Lucas. We will be here for a month of relaxation, fun and sightseeing. Cost is $392. u.s. which is cheaper than I originally anticipated. There was another Park we wanted to go to nearer San Jose del Cabo but unfortunately it was destroyed by the last hurricane that came through and it is still under repair. Actually, a few of the RV Park have been damaged quite extensively. This one seems to have been either spared or they quickly repaired everything as there is no evidence that we could see.
We left this morning around 9:30 a.m. and had no problems getting on Mex 1. We drove over and through 3 passes and climbed to 2000 feet at some places. Went by Los Barilles and then around 12:30, we crossed the Tropic of Cancer at Parallel 23* 27' and formally entered the Tropics. We stopped for the obligatory pictures. There's a big white ball in the parking lot which wasn't here the last time I was here. There was also a bar which was closed. Took a few pictures and left.
Drove through San Jose via a new 4 lanes highway. This place has grown tremendously. I hardly recognize anything but this is for later. We drove on towards Cabo San Lucas via the 4 lanes corridor highway and found Villa Serena on the left. Had to make a U-turn and come back to it. WE ARE HERE!!!!! Yiiippeee!!! It is a balmy 80*F (25*C), cloudy and humid. The RV spaces are wide and easy to back in. Full hook-ups of course. There's also a small bar/restaurant on site.
We went to Wal-Mart for milk, cerveza, water jugs and also bought a 5 gallon tank for spare fuel for the return trip. People here are very friendly and eager to meet us. A nice welcome.
While here, I want to get an oil change as the motor worked extra hard coming down all this way. Total mileage since we left home is 10378 km or 6486 miles (this includes all sightseeing side trips) and 2212 km (1382 miles,includings all side trips) from San Diego CA to Los Cabos, Baja.
N 22* 54' 22" W 109* 51'47"
Alt: 224 feet
Distance today was 214 KM at an average of 36 MPH
Total time: 5 hours
Life is but a journey filled with adventures