Saturday, December 5, 2009

Day 23 - 1 Dec 09 Ensenada AhhEEE!

We went on a whirlwind tour on this day with Cindy and Richard Allan formerly of Revelstoke now of Ensenada. First stop was the fish market and mallecon and lunch at a corner taco stand in the fish market - world class fish and shrimp tacos. It was a sensory overload for sights, tastes and especially smells. Next up was an exclusive tour of the Riviera Casino that was built by Al Capone in the 1930's. It must have cost a bundle to build even back then. The snoozing fellow in the chair was a worker @ the casino. And what did you do on your coffee break? The furniture store we toured after was located in an old Bordello. Exclusive is an understatement like the $800 bench Cindy and I sat on out front or the $4,200 king sized bed. You would need castle sized rooms to house that kind of furniture. How do you describe our trip down "happy street" - breathtaking, stomach in the troat, Aahheee! And yes Richard can make his Kia fly! La Bufadora was next - literally translated 'bull's snort'. Picked up some crabs from a Mexican fast food stand, think it was called McCrabs - some disassembly required. Gobbled some of the delectable crab meat while admiring the view from Cindy & Richard's first home appropriately named 'the cliff house'. Due to the low tide and calm ocean La Bufadora had no snort this day and the tourist market was all but closed because of the lack of touristas. A quick stop for groceries concluded our day. A heartfelt thank you goes out to Richard and Cindy for taking time out of their busy days to host us. It was a blessing! We also came away with a huge appreciation for their mission work with Victory Missions Baja.

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