Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Dec 29, 2009 - La Paz

Christmas was great in La Paz! We had a great time with our new friends Gary & Patricia. Big dinner with all the fixin'...Chicken, Mashed potatoes, gray, stuffing, canned cranberries, veggies, and PIE!  

La Paz is okay - great beaches and shopping malls...but not our cup of tea. Went to Todo Santos a few weeks ago...that is a town we liked. Up in the hills and only blocks for the Pacific. We found this private beach; John went body surfin' and the water was water like bath water. We Love Todo Santos!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Nov 25, 2009 - San Felipe

John and I have been in San Felipe for almost two months. We stayed at Joyces place for one month and now we are at my parents house. They have been soooo great! But it is time to leave and get to La Paz. Travle South and head to Loreto 1st and then to La Paz for about three months...then back to SF.

Our time  here in SF has been good we did the ML 2nd Home Show and it was a success! Times are hard and we are still working all the time. John had had a bad day yesterday, just not wanting to keep going. I know it is  hard but we just keep going and soon MLG will grow to be a GREAT success!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I am a a born leader.

Face book quiz...
You are a born leader. No one can push you around. You are dynamic and active. People find it easy to follow your lead. You don't lead with your emotions and you are not easily discouraged. You are strong-willed and decisive, independent and self-sufficient. You appear confident to everyone else, even if you aren't feeling confident yourself. You are goal-oriented and you see the whole picture. You know how to organize yourself and others and you delegate well. Productivity is your ultimate goal and you thrive on opposition. You stimulate those around you and excel in emergencies. When there is something to be done or something goes wrong, you are the first person everyone calls. 
Extrovert: The Leader.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Tarot reading - good fortune for you in the future

Wheel of Fortune

Your Tarot reading drew The Wheel of Fortune card. This card reveals good fortune for you in the future. Soon you will be blessed with a series of good luck. This luck will come your way very unexpectedly. You will experiance Karmic change for the better. In the next few days to come you might want to gamble a little in life. Take a few risks you wouldnt normally take. You will want to take full advantage of this time, just dont go overboard.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Dog Happy at Isla Coronado in Loreto BCS Mexico

John and I went on a boat trip with our new friend Brent last Wednesday the 22nd. We had a great time! We cruised around around Isla Coronado it is very beautiful and just amazing white sand beaches and emerald green waters - just a paradise.

Isla Coronado is part of Loreto National Marine Park. The park encompasses an area approximately 50 miles long and 25 miles wide, and includes five major islands; Isla Coronados in the north, and Isla Santa Catalina in the south, lie Isla del Carmen, Isla Danzante, and Isla Monserrate.

The National Marine Park is the third protected marine bioregion in the Gulf of California, joining ranks with the Upper Gulf/Lower Colorado Biosphere Reserve to the north above San Felipe and the Cabo Pulmo Reserve to the south. The park is fairly small, covering approximately 1,283 miles (roughly 1/2 million acres) in the Sea of Cortés.

Cai had her first boat ride - she loved it watching the waves crash on the bow of the boat. She also swam in the sea by herself with our us trying to make her swim - Hay!!! she is going to like the water after all! We all can not want to experience the beauty again.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Rachel is Water



As Water, your strength comes mainly from your diversity and flexibility. You have an emotional spectrum spanning from being as cold as ice or as intangible as steam, though neither are your status quo. As water, you have a knack for flowing through life with greater ease than many others, making you a naturally happy person. If there is a road block, you'll find a way round it. If you find yourself in an enclosed area, you'll rise up and up until you overflow and move on again. Though there are ways of bringing you to a stop. One being those events, usually emotional, that cannot be escaped and become absorbed into you, altering your flow, infecting every facet of your life. You can only take so much of this and you begin to boil, retaliating with hurricane force, often doing more damage than you bargained for, yourself included. Fortunately, you can just wash it out of your system to flow on. Your place in the world: The jovial spirit who brings hope and clears paths for others.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

My Orange Aura :)

Orange Aura

Orange personalities are the creative adventurers in the color spectrum. You have an inner urge to be creative, active and enjoy life to its fullest. You are also individual and independent and integrate physical and mental qualities. You enjoy the challenge and excitement of forming and shaping physical reality. Orange personalities love to imagine and plan strategies for their next adventure or project and then put those plans into action. You need to be involved in the actual working process and want to physically shape and form your own ideas. You have difficulty sitting back and letting other people do things for you. You are always busy building, organizing and shaping your projects and physical reality. An Orange personality's motivation in life is based on how much pleasure and satisfaction you get out of your own adventures, challenges and creative projects. You want to be adventurous, creative and live out your own ideas.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Nice & Hot in Loreto!

John and I have lost a few pounds for riding our bikes everywhere in Loreto...cool! Cai is doing very good and listen and being a good dog. Thanks for the big bag of food as she is still eating her way through it. Max is an indoor mostly outdoor cat - loving the big area to play and rest in. Cheeto is being the lazy cat she always is, but better when we move. she stays on the bed and does not hide any more. All is better and we are happy!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

I have a Facebook also - Heres RACHEL!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Virgo working to be balanced in life...

Virgo working to be balanced in life...
Today I ran on the Malecon for the 2nd time this week with Cai. She has a lot to learn about staying close and minding, she is still a puppy and I try to work with her everyday.
6:45am I left the RV Park (Rivera del Mar) and walked to the Malecon and then ran to the end and back. on the way back I ran in sprints to get Cai working and Me of course...I kick my ass. Good job today Rach!
Later in the pm I will do the circuit planned for Thursday chest, shoulders, hamstrings, and of course core.
Calories intake: 1200 calories a day
Target Heart-Rate is 156 beats per minute
Healthy weight range: 120 to 135 pounds

Daily Total: Calories(g)-1215 Protein(g)-85 Fat(g)-48 Carbs(g)-120 Bicycling, 12 to 13.9 mph: 20 min = 168 Jogging, general:45 min. = 331 Circuit training: 45 min = 378
Total Calories Burned = 877

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Back in Loerto after a week in La Paz

It has been a few weeks btw my blog enteries... So I guess an update is in order. The beach is only three blocks from "River del Mar" where we are staying. We take brakes and relax on the beach for an hour or, very nice. I love the Sea!

One Sunday we took a walk to the small marina; John wanted to see where the locals fish off the rocks. As sat on the rocks and enjoyed the sea breeze we saw a group of Mexicans jumping off the rocks into the sea.

"WOW!" we both said.

"Únete a nosotros vamos!" Come on join us, we hear from the guys to in
Spainsh. John at first hesitaed then went for it. "Otra ves - Again" I told him and he jumped
again! on top of sharing the rock with John they gave him a beer; how cool is that they just meet John and because he jumpped off
the rock with them they gave him a beer.

John and I are back in Loreto and are doing okay...Loreto is very much like SF but the Malecon and city had little to zero trash. Mountains behind and sea in front - we love it!

La Paz is nice but only has one RV Park in town well out of town about 10 miles. We had to ride the Bus each day and then walk block before we could even do business, a harder nut
to crack. Because of the distance we really did not get to see anything but the malecon nice but there is still more to see and experiance. With the Car we will be able to do just that in all the cities we go to...less gas and more exporing!

John is going to SF to get our car so we can explore areas, as I said above, we have been limited to foot and bike; whick is okay but we are missing out on business and fun! in the coming weeks will be building Loreto La Paz, San Jose del Cabo, Cobo, & Santo Thomas. In Aug we should be in SF again for the Steel Drum concert Aug 11th at Jolly Mon and then to Santa Barbara Sept 5th for Troy's Wedding.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Pack Travels Part 2

The Advernture of Pack Travels Part 2
We left San Felipe Friday June 5th at 6:30pm and took MX-3 across to Ensenada; along the way we ran into racers, pit crew, and views of the Baja 500...yes we left the same day the race stared. We have a lot if traffic - Crazy drivers!

1st stop Estero Beach - we arrive at around 11pm and did not get settled until about 1am (after getting gas and food). The park was nice & clean over looking an Estuary with infinity pool, hot tub, showers, laundry facilities, & of course Full Hook ups...all the comforts of home! In the morning we use our time to get things in order. I started to put all the stuff I brought - TOO Much; and John worked on the outside getting the compartments in order.

When we left John said "there is now way we have room for all this stuff." and I replied "Wait to see the magic of Rachel" and I continued to work on organizing and unpacking 'doing my magic' as John drove.

2nd stop stopped in Catavina at an RV Park for $6/night Dry Camping. We had dinner at the restaurant, it was okay but expencive for my 2 tacos, John's breakfast, two beers, with the $6.00 camp to $26 or $28 uds...wow! I will always ask "¿Cuánto cuesta?" (how much does it cost?) if there are not prices listed. It was tight quarters as I still had too much stuff and my magic was not working. We managed to get the bed cleared so we could sleep.

I forgot to tell you a large part of the story...including all the STUFF, John, & myself; we have two cats (Cheeto & Max) & Cia our new puppy. We joke that we are a traveling ZOO...all us animals!

Head South - We got up June 7th and left Catavina at 8:15am for Loreto. We had Fruit and Yogurt for breakfast and started the Day. The wheels on the bus, trolley, no RV go round and round round and round...Through Gurrero Negro about 10:55am; then to Mulege where we dropped off Guide to Butha's and El Burro. We continued and 5:30pm finally we made it to Loerto; driving around looking for two parts that we had in two travel guides - could not find them...have not fear we found a great park with everything for only $105.00/week. Full hook ups, shower, laundry, and it is gated with great security "Rivera del Mar". This home for about 10 days!

Monday, May 25, 2009

New Chapter in the Pack Adventures

Here we go again!

Well once again we are getting ready to pack up and move into the RV. This time to travel the Baja and promote Mexico Living Guide. So with the new addition Cai and the two cats Cheeto & Max; we are almost READY to see what Baja has to offer. May 30 is the exist date for Baja Sur with Mulege our first stop. the Tour will be for a few months and and we will always come back to San Felipe - it is home base for us.

Monday, May 4, 2009

New week working hard

New week - Monday s are not so bad as I think as they use to be. I do have to say that the Swine Flu H1N1 Virus is one more Mexico bad press from the media that is making it hard to do business. The Drug wars, the market falling , and not the threat of a flu pandemic is just making the truism business very hard...all we are keeping our heads up high and we will make it thought.

We are working hard and it is hard :(

Thursday, April 23, 2009

New addition to the Pack Family

New addition to the Pack Family & the Stories so how we found each other...

Cai - short for Calle.
John found Cai in the middle of the road (Calle) by 7-11 south just about to be killed by all the cars going by. So John jumped out of the car and she came right up to him, he picked her up and swept her away like a knight in shining armorer. It was Earth day April 22, 2009 so her full name is Calle Terra Pack.

Max - short for Maxiums No-Love Pack.
We where in Louisiana visiting a friend; there cat had recently had a litter of kittens. John wanted his own cat; because my cat was not a lap cat and he wanted cat that would sit with him as we drove across the country. The kittens where about 8 - 10 weeks old and Max was the only gray & white one out of about 7 kittens. Being the odd one out for the bunch John had to have him. We begged and begged for about 2 days and finally Rich & his wife agreed to let us adopt the only gray kitten. He was and is very strong and acts as he is the warror of the house...so we named him Maxiums. Rich our friend is an Ultimate Fighter and his name is Rich "No Love" Clementi. In the honor of where Max's life started, we named him after Rich. John & I adopted Max and he has been all over the US and now we will be working all over Mexico...Maxiums No-Love Pack, an International travling Cat!

Cheeto - Cheeto the Cheese Puff
Cheeto is a very special cat, she almost was named Cleo (short for Cleopatra). During my college days I lived in a great house just two blocks from the school. One of our neighbors cat had kittens and they came over with the last two kittens that no one else would take. So of course I took them Cheeto & Spats
Cheeto was a big fluffy ball of bright oragan; that is where she got the name Cheeto the Cheese Puff. Spats was a hansome kitten calico with white tops of his feet (Spats are a type of shoe accessory covering the instep and ankle.). They joined my clan with Skosy (all white cat with blue eyes - the coolest cat! love and miss him). When John and I moved in together Spats was not happy and scratched everything and did his man tagging thing...so we found him a home and Cheeto became the only cat in the house. She is not about 12 years old and keeps up with Max and tolerates Cai.

Lions trip to Puerto Penasco

This has been and interesting few days...on Saturday and Sunday 18 & 19 of April;We (Paco, Robin, Gary, Robin, John & Myself) went to Penasco with other District and Zone Lions Club Officers from San Felipe, Mexicali, Tijuana and San Carlos exploring the possibility of starting an English Speaking Lions Club in Penasco. It was a good meeting and I think it will be a slow start but could happen.

On Sunday our group at Guiseppi's for Breakfest and met Tom & Sandra from Rock Piont Times was a nice conversation and MLG hopes to work with them to promote the region.

In the process for the trip The group talked about the Blues and Next year...john I I are happy to be the ones that made it what it is - but it just is too much for us today. Our business & our personal heath is more important. So we have decided to help but not run the show if the Lions Club chooses to continue.

I will be sad if it does not continue - I will be very sad :(. I hope for the best for everyone wanting to see this grow to an annual event.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

ME - This is me!

I want to make me better - by:
  • Getting back to me habits of eating clean and regular
  • Exercising 5 days a week
  • Sticking to a schedule
  • Finishing what I start and fallow through with all me tasks
  • Stopping work at 6 pm every day
  • Taking time to relax and do nothing or something other then work
I need to do these to be better lover to John and business partners to MLG.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Living in San Felipe

Living in San Felipe is normally sunny and warm - but yesterday we had clouds and rain. I guess that is normal for April Showers but not in the desert the rain in few and far btw.

John & I just moved to a new house in San Felipe and we love it. We feel with the business growing we need to be able to move around with out having a house payment, just rent where we want to stay and experience the area. So we are staying in San Felipe until June then to Ensenada for about 4 months. In Nov we will be back for the Home Expo for a month or two then perhaps to La Paz for 4 months - La Paz is the next addition to the Guide.

Where in the world are John & Rachel?