gliceria.rod Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
May 2nd, 2016 Lathrop State Park (Walsenburg)

Nice campground next to a 9 hole golf course. $24 w/electric or $18 without plus park pass if no annual permit ($7). Dump and water available in park. Pay-showers ($1.50/10min). Trails and two lakes. Piñon Campground open year round. Internet at visitor center

April 27th, 2016 Walmart

Free overnight parking. Various rigs, RVs, car travelers pulled in the spacious parking lot to spend the night. Security cameras and guard. Nobody bothered us or asked our info. Subway and Starbucks are a short walk. Great space. Free wifi.

April 23rd, 2016 Shell - Fresh Jerky

Cool stop selling local wine, jerky, honey, pistachios, pecans, souvenirs etc. stop here if you need a break from wind and lame road

April 22nd, 2016 Picacho Peak State Park

Pull through RV site not quite leveled but got electricity, bathrooms, dump station. $30/night drop in. Our site was elevated which kept highway traffic noise at bay. We chose not to pay additional for wifi but it is available.

April 21st, 2016 R-Ebel BBQ

Great pastrami and brisket sandwiches. Think french fries and cole slaw. Absolutely delicious and unexpected in such a forgotten town.

April 21st, 2016 Sands RV & Golf Resort

Paid $35/day for 8 days (discount for longer stay - $42 normal rate). Customer service was superb! Manny the night guard and front desk receptionists were kind, polite and welcoming. They offer for the price GREAT wifi, exercise room, pools, showers/bathrooms, saunas, limited cable, full hookups, tennis courts, sawing room, dog parks, 30&50 amps...the works. Our site was tight but enough room for a couple of chairs. We got the tail of some serious wind for two days but the rest of the time the wind was almost non existent.

April 13th, 2016 Tecate, Calfiornia, USA to Tecate, Baja California, Mexico

Easy checkpoint going back to US. A border lady official took our eggs (she said avian flu????) and apple She was VERY rude. It took us about 15 minutes to get over the border and we were let go

April 13th, 2016 Banjercito

We crossed the US border and then parked our rig past the curve, up the hill by bus stop. Walked to MX immigration to return our visas and have our passports exit stamp. Take your US passport so that you walk back to US side, through walk-path inside MX side to the right of MX gate. You'll have to check in again through US immigration. There is NO signs by US immigration to point you in the right direction. Mexican official was very nice and explained this US nonsense.

April 13th, 2016 Checkpoint - Immigration/Drug Dogs US Border Patrol Checkpoint.

Coordinates are wrong. The US border patrol were located at 78/86 road intersection. Looking for drugs and illegal immigrants

April 13th, 2016 Checkpoint - Immigration/Drug Dogs US Border Patrol Checkpoint.

They made us get out of RV to do a XRay scan. Asked if we smokes marihuana. How many people, if we are US citizens, etc, at 78/86 intersection.

April 12th, 2016 Military Checkpoint

Nice people. Asked where we were going, came in and looked around. No problems.

April 12th, 2016 Military Checkpoint

NOT here. Further north.

April 11th, 2016 Hotel Mision Santa Maria Restaurant

Great buffet on a Sunday. 125 MX pesos pp. Various MX dishes, loved the mole. Eggs and bacon any style you desire; pancakes, Jamaica/orange/cucumberj "aguas" Very good customer service; could improve cleanliness. Make sure to take a walk up the small sandy hill and through the lovely hotel landscaping to see the Pacific.

April 11th, 2016 Taqueria Parcela 12

Buffet style offering various stews: nopales, zucchini, potato and meat, meat and vegetables, etc. Also eggs and ham or eggs and chorizo; refried bean, fresh cheese and tortillas. All for 100 MX pesos pp. We had a glass of jamaica for 20 additional pesos. Very tasty.

April 9th, 2016 Old Mill Hotel

UPDATE: Road to Don Eddie's and the Old Mill Motel has recently been paved all the way to the Old Mill Restaurant parking lot. Last right turn to Don Edie's and Old Mill Motel is a very short stretch of dirt. It is now a nice ride to get there.

April 9th, 2016 Don Eddies

UPDATE: Road to Don Eddie's and the Old Mill Motel has recently been paved all the way to the Old Mill Restaurant parking lot. Last right turn to Don Edie's and Old Mill Motel is a very short stretch of dirt. It is now a nice ride to get there.

April 9th, 2016 Military checkpoint.

Wrong coordinates. Checkpoint is further south.

April 9th, 2016 Military Checkpoint

Asked where we were going - waved us through

April 8th, 2016 San Ignacito RV Park / Restaurant

Dedicated pull-in RV park right off HWY 1 (Km 190). Paid 100 MX pesos after negotiating (130 MX pesos w/sewer). No hook-ups, but we were told there was sewer dump somewhere in the grounds. We stopped here wanting a clear desert night. "La Prieta," a light-hearted owner, prepared the meals at her restaurant "San Ignacito." Simple but welcomed the warm food (all meals under 90 pesos). Saw many americans and Mexicans stop for a quick meal before hitting the road.

April 3rd, 2016 Playa Santispac

Everything as told by others. We paid 100 pesos per night next to an open palapa. Very empty when we arrived and a caravan arrived day before we left (spent 3 days). DO use mosquito repellent: we were mercilessly eaten by mosquitos one day we forgot to put it on!!! It is just about empty if you go in April. If you go in early December it will be packed by snowbirds. Nevertheless, worth staying. We had OK food at restaurant closest to gate and the wifi experience at the other restaurant (Anna's) is mediocre at best. We bought really good tamales from beach vendor for 15 pesos each.

April 1st, 2016 Palapa 206 RV Park and Motel

We stayed here on our way south and back on our way north after 4 months. Good water to fill in your tank (better than La Paz). Electrical & sewage also available. Bathrooms are outdated but very clean. Wifi by cute little area close to office. Felt safe at all times. Ciudad Constitucion is not a destination city, but we make a point to stay here because we love chatting with the owner Mike who is very friendly and knowledgeable of the area. 240 pesos for full hook ups. Good place to stay and leave your RV if going to Lopez Mateo or San Carlos to see the whales for the day.

March 17th, 2016 Punta Arena Lighthouse

We were west of the light house spending the day at the beach. Paradise. There were fishermen' cars and trailers ready for the late afternoon boat arrivals. A couple from Canada parked their RV up the hill to spend the night. Another couple from US showed up to pick up shells. Otherwise, this has been THE most pristine, gorgeous and quite beach I have ever been to in BCS. Waters seemed deep but so beautiful. You see Isla Cerralvo and the newly painted lighthouse to the right and a forever horizon.

March 5th, 2016 Gourmet Pizza In San Antonio

Great pizza crust! Delicious Spanish pepperoni pizza for 180 pesos. Capresse salad + dressing was fresh and delicious for sixty pesos. They have other salad and pizza options. If coming from La Paz, it is located on a curve past the town of El Triunfo on the left hand side. Veer right and go through the gates into the garden. (This is not to be confused with pizza place at the town of El Triunfo, which we have not tried)

February 26th, 2016 Mar y Arena hotel

Set our tent on parking lot for about $10 a night while the sun was setting on Magdalena Bay. Peaceful. There is a security guard for the establishment. Ate at their reasonably-priced restaurant on the open casita overlooking the bay. Food was decent but the flambé bananas with ice cream and chocolate sauce was delicious! They were polite, accommodating, and very welcoming.

December 16th, 2015 Aquamarina RV park

Stayed for 3 1/2 months. Safe and clean (electric gate). The common area is so lovely to have coffee in the morning or cocktails at night. We paid 8000 pesos for 30 days. About a 15 min walk to the Malecon. Close to two grocery stores (Mega and Chedraui), a gym, pharmacy, potable water on Topete St. (8 pesos for 5 gallon), churches, marinas, laundromats, etc. Bathrooms have hot showers and toilet paper and are always clean thanks to Lupe, one of the groundskeeper. Ernesto, another groundskeeper, is friendly and maintains an eye on personal belongings. Mary Lou, the owner, is a very nice lady that loves a conversation but knows when not to pry. Good access to beach on bay area (not swimmable) to lay a towel for sunsets or you can go to common terrace and get a bird's view. Visited with friends and family on common area. Overall and outstanding long-term experience.