The Way Home: Goodbye, Baja

We weren’t sad as Myrtle gulped the northern-facing miles down.

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We were happy to visit the Best Damn Taco Shop Ever, Tacos Los Poblanos in San Quintin.

DSC_0956MacQuinn loved the radishes.

DSC_0946The asadero (the guy who handled the meat) kept slipping him choice slices of meat, gratis, and Mac-Q thanked him with big gooey smiles and eyes shooting blue bolts of love.

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Goodbye tacos. Goodbye beautiful salsa

DSC_0949 DSC_0952Goodbye to aching little legs that were thrilled with parking lot run-arounds…

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Aching little legs that were attached to squeeling little bodies, so happy to have Daddy running after them as they’d scramble up stairs…

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Goodbye to the toilet roll which seemed to come undone at each and every motel room. Between Moxie and MacQuinn, it was never safe on the spinner.

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Goodbye to sinks that Moxie adored climbing into

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Goodbye to carnitas tacos. Oh yum.

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Goodbye to ceviche

IMG_7363And all the mariscos, point blank.

We were so, SO proud of our kids loving ceviche and all the fishly goodness that drips forth from the mariscos stands. I doubt I would have been as adventurous at their age.

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Goodbye to breakfasts on the go,

IMG_7485Goodbye to chasing Pugsley, “HEEEEEEEEEEL!” and dealing with everyone going nuts over seeing a pug, “your kids are cute too”, people would say, giving their heads a friendly pat, after crooning and mooning over Pugsley and getting their pictures taken with him.

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Goodbye to wide, dusty streets that harken to the Wild West and where dreams are big and fierce and all things are possible with a little work

IMG_7508Goodbye to the military and military checkpoints. It’s funny how they really freaked us out on our first driving trip to Baja, but how we kind of like them now. They guys are always young and usually chatty. 9 times out of 10 they adore kids. A whole truckful went nuts once when Moxie waved to them – every*single*guy (bar none) shot his hand up and waved back at her with bright smiles.

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But they can look scary. I get it. I just think they are all right now.

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We said goodbye to Baja, this place that we love so well

From the very tip to the top

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Goodbye. We will see you in a while, maybe? One day?

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Baja Map Photo Flow:

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Meriah

is a deaf blogger, global nomad, tech-junkie, cat-lover, Trekkie, Celto-Teutonic-peasant-handed mom of 3 (one with Down syndrome and one gifted 2E).

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