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Good Morning Mexico

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And remember, no looking back, just forward.

Trip began Monday at noon from San Jose where I hit the 101 south to Santa Barbara, stopping off in Montecito for the evening at the invitation of Drs Mike & Mary Dan Eades. She had amazing sous vide ribeye steak at the waiting, accompanied by roasted asparagus, cauliflower puree, and a fantastic caesar salad. I provided the old vine zin. Sat around the table and chatted until midnight and rest assured: all the world’s problems have been taken care of.

Soon after the morning rounds of cafe Americanos, I headed out, down the Hwy 1, and stopped off in Malibu for a brief lunchtime visit with Mark Sisson in his backyard, overlooking Malibu canyon. More world problems solved.

Picked up my brother at SAN in the late afternoon and we snatched a cheap room at Motel 6 just a few hundred yards from the border and beginning now, 5am:

  1. Gas the X5 BajaMobile, check oil and tire pressure.
  2. Hit the Starbucks for a triple-shot latte.
  3. Cross the border.
  4. Drive until Lareto, which we ought to be able to do by 8-9pm.
  5. Cabo by lunchtime Thursday.

Updates to follow.

Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More

11 Comments

  1. bioking on May 27, 2015 at 05:03

    Fuck you and your wonderful life. Cunt 🙂

    • Denis on May 27, 2015 at 05:36

      same “greetings” from Germany. You are doing it right Richard! Keep on rollin’!



  2. Austin on May 27, 2015 at 06:18

    haha, way to rub it in asshole! Goosebumps seeing the Mexico sign, its really happening. Good luck and can’t wait to hear all the adventures.

  3. Cathy on May 27, 2015 at 06:53

    Fair winds and following seas, Richard and his brother. I look forward to the updates. Hope you have the time of your life!!

  4. Skyler Tanner on May 27, 2015 at 06:57

    Have fun!

  5. Todd on May 28, 2015 at 04:32

    “What do you suppose will satisfy the Soul, except to walk free, and own no superior?” –Walt Whitman

  6. bioking on May 28, 2015 at 05:44

    Ahhh, just remember that book you’re writing too while you’re down there Richard. Get cracking and get that fucking monkey off your back.

  7. bioking on May 28, 2015 at 15:18

    If there is one thing I despise more than governments or religion, it’s bloggers who promise to write books and then don’t deliver.

  8. Austin on May 29, 2015 at 08:36

    Come on!! Where’s my pic of a solar blended cabo margarita from Zac’s at!?!?!

  9. Jim on May 29, 2015 at 08:56

    Sorry, I guess I missed a few posts. Is this a permanent relocation, or a seasonal here/there (or temporary) thing? Is Bea staying behind?

    • Richard Nikoley on May 31, 2015 at 07:44

      Jim

      All of the above, somewhat. Right now I’ve leased the place through Oct. Not looking beyond that yet. Bra will minimally fly down a few times, or perhaps bring the dogs and stay all summer. She’s also considering retirement.

      Lots of options and we’re keeping them open.



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