Coffee, showers, jigsaw puzzle the car.
Check out the view of the weather seen from "Hotel"!
The weather out over Isla Carmen!
The weather out over The Sea!
Something's going on...
Is Tropical Storm Lowell already here?
Time to go!
But first, here is what the stern of a Baja Road Trip Vehicle looks like on Day 8.
D I R T Y !It got worse...
No, a little further below than this.
But second, breakfast in town.
Sorry can't remember what the name of the place was, but this dude sits out on the wall on the side.
Just look for scroungy dirty dog sitting on the wall of the red place with cool interior decor and you will find a good breakfast.
Well, not really, but it looked like Costa Rica to the four of us.And the reason why was soon apparent.
Lots of rain.
Vados full of rain water.Some very, very full vados.
This is when Kellie and I both said, "We want to go home".And then said, "Sure glad we are in a four wheel drive instead of a peanut car".This is a lot of water.
So much that the red peanut car leaked for a half mile after this vado.
It must have gone into the trunk or back seat.
We watched huge thunderheads form above.
Kellie kept telling Jim, "Keep driving Jimmy!"
But then by El Centenarrio ~ oh boy!
It was really coming down!Luckily El Centenarrio is only a few miles from La Paz.
And has no major vados to speak of.
And now for the post title:
"439 Dead People, 8 Dead Dogs and 1 Dead Teddy Bear"Between the border and La Paz, the four of us counted 439 roadside memorials to people who had perished on this road.
Eight dead dogs.
One dead teddy bear.
Let me explain the teddy bear.
We actually saw two teddy bears.
One dead teddy bear and one live teddy bear.
Dead teddy bear was laying on his right side in a dirty turnoff alongside the road.
Live teddy bear was being used as a hood ornament on a semi truck.
439 memorials (and I am sure we missed some).
That is a lot of people in 919 miles.
Do the math.
Drive carefully and be kind to the other drivers out there.