On the 10th of December 2004, Tom, Sandy and I headed South to El Rosario, Mexico. The trip had two purposes. 1) To visit the Flying Samaritan's Christmas Clinic in El Rosario and 2) Do a shake down ride for our upcoming trip to South America. This included shaking things up and see if the ruggedized laptop would continue to work. This also applied to the new 276c Garmin GPS. It was also a testing trip for new riding pants, Arai helmets, sleeping bags and mattresses and a new tent. It was also our first ride on the 950 KTM over a thousand miles.
It was now time to get to the Flying Samaritan's Clinic in El Rosario.
This is the building, which Tom had contributed, enabling the construction of the facility.
As we walked into the clinic we found Wally drilling holes into the walls of the clinic.
Coincidently, he was hanging a plaque which honored Tom for his contributions and support.
It was now time to wish all the Samaritans a safe flight home.
The Cessna Cardinal, in the background, sure reminded us of our beloved N177DP, before the crash.
This is a memorial dedicated to the Fly Sam's (on the property of Mama Espinosa's Restaurant).
It all started in this village in 1962.
Sandy and I first visited "Mama Espinosa's" over 30 years ago,
when the road was JUST opened up south of the village!
This was the first dirt road we took, in an attempt to get to Coco's Corner.
It was a wrong turn....
It was now time to prepare the lodging!
We would be sleeping less than 20 feet from the high tide line!
Our first time tent camping in many, many years. Can't wait to do it again!
This is the view we woke up to.....
Anybody want to join us for a Motorcycle/Camping trip?