Gregg is sleeping soundly after the 9-hour drive. The girls too have passed out here on the couch. The dog is asleep on her bed and the cat is snuggled between the girls. Just Mama stays up to think about what needs to be done! First order of business is to read/translate the insanely long confirm from Baja Ferries. The ferry ride from La Paz to Mazatlan is an essential part of the first stage of our journey. We will spend 3 days driving, 6 days total, getting through Baja. Then we take a ferry to the mainland, where we have 13 of the next 14 nights prepaid in hotels and lodges. If our ferry connection doesn't work out, the first month of our adventure will be in shambles! Part of me, the adventurer, vagabond, that I've always been, says, "It'll be FINE!" The mama/responsible wife, worries. I glanced briefly at that long confirm and saw warnings about weather delays and vehicle permits to be obtained at customs at the border, things I expected, among a long list of other disclaimers whose legalese I can't understand (in Spanish) on cursory reading. I KNOW deep inside it's all fine. But I'll read and be sure!
For anyone who is reading our blog because he/she had come across it while planning a journey, I'll tell ya -- info on the Baja Ferry in guidebooks and on the internet is often INACCURATE! Many recently published books have the schedules all wrong. Same with websites. My best advice, go to the Baja Ferry website (which wasn't easy to find at first for some reason but now it loads right up -- http://www.bajaferries.com/) and know what you want. Then email
And my sleeping girls and their silly cat, whose name is Traveler, and who is anything but!