Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Ensenada: The Gringo Getaway

During the the past few days, I've put over 600 miles on my poor car. Three days in the mountains (Lake Arrowhead) with friends, then immediately down south to Mexico for business. At least the accommodations are decent. The morning view of the Hotel Coral & Marina was nice too.

The drive through Tijuana is tough: my customers warn me of the crime and suggest I get in and out as fast as possible. However, once on Highway 1 heading south, the beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean distracts from the pockets of poverty that lines the toll road.

The shipping port town of Ensenada is about two hours south of San Diego, CA--about 4-1/2 hours south of Los Angeles.

7 comments:

Tanya said...

I'm not a big fan of Tj at all, but we would venture down to Rosarita which is awesome. The Rosarita Beach Hotel was a favorite place of ours to stay. Especially now, during the off season you can practically steal a room and have the whole hotel to yourself!
My last memory of Ensenada is very foggy,lol. We took a cruise and that was a stop. I think we went to Hussongs and what is the name of that frog place? You don't hear of these places way out on the east coast so it's all a distant memory!

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

I too am a worldly traveler. I'm headed to Glendale.

JT said...

Yes, I am familiar with Glendale; it's across the Eagle Rock curtain. Be careful.

Laurie said...

SPectacular shot!

Petrea said...

I haven't been to Mexico in ages. The news scares me too much.

This photo is beautiful. Looking into its depths, it's endless.

Bangkok Nik said...

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babooshka said...

What an overview.