Crossed at Mexicali around noon with no hold-ups. The road to
San Felipe is in good condition and the checkpoint stops were
San Felipe was on the down-side of the spring break crowd. Lots
of Mexicanos in town for vacation. Store shelves were very
The road to Puertecitos is fine up to Percebu. There are some
radical pot holes along the way so be careful and go slow.
The road south from Puertecitos is rough and washboard
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a comment from an Huerfentio resident, Bill, follows:
The road south from Puertecitos to ElHue is no worse
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about 1.25 hours. Gonzaga was not any better
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As you reported the fishing was slow
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the annual fisherman (locals) were just arriving.
There was gasoline in Puertecitos over Spring Break but none
over the 6th.
Bud Coleman was in town for a quick visit. Reports were that
Jeri is recuperating in Escondido. We all wish her a speedy and
The Browns were in town with daughters and families for a nice
vacation. It was nice to hear Bullman on the radio. Corky's
kids were in town for a week and really broke the fun barrier.
Always nice to see Lora, Gary and family.
Panama Jay received a nice thank you gift from some South
African travelers he helped get repaired and on the road. I
have him working on computers again so he may be scarce.
Congratulations to Juanita and Bill Kalish on their fantastic
new laundry business in San Felipe -- The Wash Tub. It's on the
south end of town behind the "Net", before you get to the El
The town was buzzing with news that Richard (Cowpatty) was in
jail. Just for rumor control I'm submitting the following:
Richard was detained in San Felipe for two nights while the
California Highway Patrol, in cooperation with the Mexican
government, investigated a water truck that been left in Campo
Serena by Americans in Percebu. Apparently the water truck was
reported stolen in the U.S.
Once it was determined that Richard had no knowledge that the
truck was stolen and no complicity in the crime, he was
released. End of story. Many thanks to everyone who helped out
during a stressful situation. Bill especially went the extra
Moral of story: Don't have anything on your property
that you don't have paperwork to prove it belongs to you. Know
the laws governing vehicles in Mexico. Four stolen vehicles
were located in the area. Richard was the only person to be
detained as well as the only American.
There is some concern that there is not enough of a variety of
food being served in the Cowpatty. Although there is nothing
specifically written as to what must be served at a loncheria,
Licensio Palacios advised that the menu must include more than
hot dogs. So a new menu has been created and you can look
forward to more good stuff at the Cowpatty. (remember you must
eat to get the cerveza fria!!) You can still get a cold brew at
Emilios (Junta Mejor) and beer and drinks as well as food at
Bahia Cristina. Unfortunately, Marias and Speedy's can't serve
beer. I don't have updated information regarding the restaurant
at Puertecitos but it is generally open on weekends and holidays
with food, beer and wine.
The new delegado is from Ensenada. I spoke directly with his
boss in Ensenada, Licencio Palacios, and look forward to meeting
with the new delegado in the near future. I will report after
the next trip with names, new officers, etc.. Be advised that
are citations being issued for driving on the beach, and excess
speed in town.
If you have any questions I would address them specifically to
It was reported that Chino has relocated to live in the United
States. Good Luck Chino!!
Should have another report mid-May.