California Dreamin

22 Nov

After driving three thousand miles across Mexico and up the Baja to Northern California for the birth of our grandson, the Tortas say, “never again” that is of course until the return trip.


First phase of our trip.

The ferry from Mazatlan to La Paz was not the seventeen hour trip advertised on the website. It was more like twenty-four hours. Geesh.


Arriving in La Paz on the Sea of Cortez

The ferry ride was an adventure to say the least and the drive up the Baja was as breath taking as any I’ve seen, purple mountains, winding cavernous roads, forests of cactus, huge boulders and ocean vistas.


Stopping for a little walk and to admire the view.

We arrived in Bakersfield to pack up Lisa’s mom (Everyday Courage). Our grandson, Maxwell Michael Toth was born November 19th, clocking in at 7 lb. 8 oz. and 24″. We are two happy grandmas.


Grandma Lisa and a less than 24 hour old Max.

We’ll hang out here for awhile before heading south. The goal is to be home by Christmas. We miss our puppy who is growing like a weed, but there’s nothing like grandchildren.


8 Responses to “California Dreamin”

  1. Shirley November 22, 2015 at 7:24 pm #

    Oh, that’s wonderful news! A healthy grandson—Congrats to all!!! Have a happy Thanksgiving and a safe trip home. Much love

    Liked by 1 person

  2. LJones November 22, 2015 at 8:51 pm #

    Wow – what a trip and what a precious beautiful child. Congratulations!! I love this blog..look forward to it each week. May you have safe travels and great adventures. Can’t wait to be in Bacalar again. Much love to you both – and families

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 November 22, 2015 at 9:22 pm #

      Thanks and Bacalar misses you too. You will have your own adventures.


  3. Isa Markland November 23, 2015 at 8:18 am #

    Congratulations on your new grandchild! Looking forward to planning a trip to Bacalar and catching up. Love you guys!

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 November 23, 2015 at 9:44 am #

      That would be so cool. We are a bit burned on traveling.


  4. emilievardaman November 26, 2015 at 7:48 am #

    Congratulations on the new grandson! And the drive through the Baja – just magical.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 November 26, 2015 at 8:59 am #

      Happy Thanksgiving! gratitude gratitude graditude.


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