It’s cold and windy this morning so we decide to continue south. We’re ready to stay put somewhere for a few days but this didn’t really feel like the spot and the weather solidified that decision.
Today’s 2 hour drive is stunning, following the shoreline of Bahia de Concepcion for the first 1/3 of the trip. We scout out a couple of campsites along the way and bank them in our memory for the trip back north.
Shortly after arriving in Loreto we find a quiet little RV park in the center of town. Its a short walk to many shops and restaurants. Not our usual environment but a fun change of pace.
Not long after arriving we run in to our Canadian friends again, the same ones we ran in to yesterday in Mulege, and they end up getting a spot at the same place as us. We’ve now randomly crossed paths several times but haven’t yet hung out so we invite them to dinner. We walk from camp to a great little brew pub a block away and enjoy great conversation, live music, and a beautiful, cozy patio for hours. I found myself thinking “Am I really at a pub in Mexico right now making new friends with fellow travelers?? This is amazing”.
There’s something about sharing in the joy and adventure of this lifestyle with like-minded people that makes it all that much more rich and exciting and fun. I’m admittedly beyond awkward trying to strike up conversations with strangers but today I was reminded just how rewarding it can be.