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Rancho Las Salinas – Sheep Feeders

MC’s mom has a small ranch with about 60 sheep.  As the number of sheep increases, the old feed bins have caused a bit of an issue.  The larger sheep seem to take over the feeders and the rest try their best to grab a bite or two.  Solution….. $900 of wood and materials and a nice weekend to build four 8′ dual sided feeders.

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While at the ranch, we also got to enjoy watching an ewe have a cute baby lamp.  Amazing that after just a few minutes, the lamb was up and feeding on mom. I believe we have over 15 sheep that are close to having babies!


Posted by on February 7, 2014 in Mike's Daily Ramblings

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Cabo San Lucas – Our mini vacation

It’s the Labor Day holiday and MC and I decided (… okay, she decided) we needed a quick get-away for the long weekend.  Our timeshare points were about to expire and we needed something quick to avoid losing them. Neither of us had been to Cabo and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. The only snafu, is reporting thunder storms, lightning and rain — Before, During and After our visit. Being the crazies were are, we elected to go anyway.

Thursday, 08/29 3:15 PM, we boarded Volardis Airlines flight 450 from TJ.  Two hours later, we arrived at Los Cabos International Airport. We rented a car ($47 for 4 days) and headed off for a nice 30-minute drive to San José Cabo. Yes– it was hot and humid but no rain or storm in sight.  Apparently, the day before, it poured for several hours and winds were reported to hit over 60 MPH.

We stayed at the Wyndham Resort in San José Cabo.  Its about 20-30 minutes from downtown Cabo and has almost as prominent vacation and resort destination attractions as Cabo. After we checked in, we headed to the Mega grocery store and stocked up on bottled water, breakfast and lunch foods… not to mention all of the wonderful pastries for snacking.

We discovered that in the winter, pods of whales can be observed in the area. They bear their calves in the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez after completing their six-thousand-mile migration from Alaska and Siberia. There are many talks of viewing these right off the coast as they migrate North.  Sounds like an opportunity for another trip to catch this amazing activity.

The following morning, we visited the Grand Mayan just a few miles away from our resort.

This place is a 6-star resort with large Mayan statues in the entry.

We spend way too much time talking to the timeshare folks.  They so much wanted to sell us a $65,000 golf-vacation package.  Thank you but no! It’s a place we’ll look into for a future stay but just too darn pricey for purchasing.

On Sunday, we took a drive to the marina in downtown Cabo to head off for a fun filled day on a ‘Party Boat/Snorkeling’ adventure.    While MC got to enjoy the water, I stayed aboard the boat.. sicker than a dog.  Not sure what set it off but for a few hours, I was in bad shape.  Nothing a few Pepto pills couldn’t handle.

Monday was a relaxing last day.  We spent much of the day sitting out by the pool reading with a few dips in the large pool to cool us down.   Overall, we had a great time. Cabo is simply beautiful and we had a very enjoyable time.


Posted by on September 3, 2013 in Mike's Daily Ramblings

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Hacienda Punta Piedra (Mexico)

In celebration of  my birthday, Nine of us all headed down to the beach house in Mexico for a nice long 3 day weekend. We brought in a cook and two massage girls to help make it a very relaxing stay.  Nothing like waking up to a fresh pot of coffee and chicken Chilaquiles being prep’d for breakfast.

After breakfast, and a walk down to the beach, we all jumped in and learned how to make tamales (shredded beef, port and chicken) along with what is referred to sweet tamales with pineapple.  This was going to be our dinner.

The weather was nice even though the early mornings were a bit overcast and hazy.  Evenings were cool even up past midnight.

Here’s our view while sipping coffee in the early morning.  I’d take this any day!

We sat out in the back patio watching the waves roll in and the dolphins swimming north. We ate, drank, snacked and started all over again.


Posted by on August 5, 2013 in Mike's Daily Ramblings

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Bachelor Party at Punta Piedra

MC’s cousin is getting married in October (Alex). Instead of the traditional wild and crazy bachelor/bachelorette party, Alex and Julieta chose to have a combined outing where they can both just relax and hang with friends. The event was held at Punta Piedra, a home that MC’s mom built from scratch. The house sits right on the edge of the water with a fantastic ocean view. Very romantic. They brought in a chef and serving staff to cater the event. The food was great as well as the weather. We had a nice evening.


Posted by on September 11, 2010 in Mike's Daily Ramblings

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Armando Manzanero & Francisco Cespedes

Another fine concert.  This one was in Ensenada’s wine country at L.A. Cetto winery in Valle de Guadalupe. Armando Manzanero and Francisco Cespedes are two classics for anyone who grew up in Mexico.  The venue was outstanding, the food wasn’t too expensive and their wine was very good.  Being the gringo that I am, I didn’t understand a single word of  spanish but the crowd was shake’n and everyone had a great time.


Posted by on August 27, 2010 in Mike's Daily Ramblings

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Paco Renteria – TJ

08/20/2010 – Paco Renteria Concert What a treat to see and hear Paco Renteria live.  MC’s mom had shown me a few music videos months back.  I had never heard of him until then. I was excited to find out he was going to be in T.J. at the cultural center. Our seats were about the 10th row and straight on to center stage. If you haven’t heard his music, try this YouTube link


Posted by on August 20, 2010 in Mike's Daily Ramblings

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