Medford, New York
January 6, 2004
When we finished eating, we played Mexican Bingo and then we had a Tortilla Toss contest. You had to compete to see who can throw a tortilla the farthest into the ocean. You have to hope that a passing seagull doesn't catch it first! They give you time to walk around the beautiful property, and then it was time to go to the next stop, which was the Rosarita Beach Hotel. You can walk down the pier which stretches out really far into the ocean. It is a spectacular view. You can also go horseback riding on the beach. You can shop a little bit here, if you like. There was an art gallery, pottery and a doll shop.
From there we drove to Tijuana. Our driver gave us a list of reputable stores and gave us a wealth of information about prices. I was looking for a specific item, and he even walked to the store with me. He was wonderful. We had a great time there, and the other guests on the bus got some great deals on silver. We spent 1 1/2 hours in Tijuana, and the time flew by so fast.
The last stop in Mexico was to a bakery that is supposed to be awesome. They didn't have any chocolate, so I wasn't interested, but everyone else was raving about it. Our last stop was through Customs. You have to get off the bus and show proof of citizenship (driver's license was sufficient). It took about 5 minutes. Then we were back on the bus, but San Diego traffic stinks, so it took a long time to get back, but Lenny showed a cute videotape on the TVs on the bus, so it wasn't so bad. We had a wonderful time!
From journal December in Escondido