We made the trip to Ensenada, Mexico because we wanted to check-out the harbor there. We were thinking about sailing there for our next stop. We thought it would only take a few hours but it was an all day trip.
Loren, Mom, Dad and I got ready to go about 10:35a.m. We made sure we had our passports, medicine and phone, so we headed on our way. Mason stayed home because somebody had to stay home with Molly. On the drive down we saw cars, fishing rings in the ocean, cement houses, a huge Mexico flag, and a lot of stores. We saw about 100 Pemex, which is a gas station in Mexico. It took us about 2 hours to drive down the coast.
At Marina Coral harbor, we saw and did a lot of things. We saw a lot of little kids coming out of a party room with Halloween costumes on and gifts in bags. Outside the restaurant we saw a hummingbird sucking nectar from a purple flower. We climbed some rocks that were protecting the harbor from waves. We walked on something that looked like a bike course because of the angled cement. We ate lunch there and I had the Marina Coral Fettuccine which had shrimp, mussels, scallops and octopus. Yum...I liked the octopus the best! Loren had pepperoni pizza which I don’t like.
We left for Chula Vista about 1:35p.m. Before we left Ensenada we went to find the house that we are going to stay in at Christmas, this was an hour south. We went on bumpy dirt roads which were making me nervous. I saw lots of horses on the side of the road that you could rent to go riding. We saw a white horse painted with black stripes to look like a zebra with a dog sitting in the saddle. That was funny! Near the U.S. border there were people selling blankets, washing windows, selling toys, juggling plastic eggs and there were people chucking blue glow sticks in the air. It took a long time for us to get across the border and back to the boat. When we got back to the boat, we ate a quick dinner. After that, Loren and I brushed our teeth so Mom would read us a quick chapter in book three of Ranger’s Apprentice.