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Parental Indiscretion

 

Parental Indiscretion
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BY RACHEL LAING
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Published: 2014.10.23 03:12 PM

The superiority of the American childhood of the ’70s and ’80s to that of today is pretty well chronicled on the Internet, but missing from those nostalgic lists (Atari! Underoos! Riding in the back of a pickup!) are memories exclusive to those of us who spent part of our childhoods in San Diego: Baja adventures.

ILLUSTRATION BY KRISTINA MICOTTI

ILLUSTRATION BY KRISTINA MICOTTI

There were the family day trips—lunch at Calafia, curio shopping, maybe a stop in Tijuana for a photo with a zebra-striped donkey if we had an out-of-town visitor along. As teenagers, my friends and I took the trolley to San Ysidro and walked across the border, treating TJ like an exotic mall. San Diego kids went to Baja to surf and camp and eat fish tacos and drink Coronas. (Let’s not discuss the nightclub shenanigans we partook in once we could pass for 18.)

Baja trips were just part of growing up in San Diego. But by the time my kids were old enough to enjoy their first family trip to Puerto Nuevo for cheap lobster, going to Baja was no longer a simple thing you could do on impulse. I wasn’t scared by the dire warnings about drug cartel violence, which I always thought were overblown. But you now need a passport, and the reports of hellishly long border waits were definitely a deterrent. I couldn’t imagine sitting for hours at the border waving off peddlers of gaudy Last Supper paintings while my kids whined in the back seat.

“Kids went to Baja to surf and camp and eat fish tacos and drink Coronas.”

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ROSARITO AND ENSENADA ADVENTURES

ROSARITO AND ENSENADA ADVENTURES – Rides in Rosarito, dining in Ensenada offer memorable views and moments south of the border
By Wendy Lemlin Oct. 13, 2013

If you go – Getting there

Cross the border at San Ysidro and bear to the right, following signs for Rosarito-Ensenada Scenic Road and then signs for Ensenada Cuota. For the Rosarito Beach Hotel and Susanna’s, take the third Rosarito exit, and continue straight to Blvd. Benito Juarez.

Returning to the U.S.

Important: You must have a valid passport to re-enter the United States.

Some hotels and restaurants, including the Rosarito Beach Hotel and Susanna, offer a one-time “Fast Pass” allowing access to the faster, specifically designated border lanes.

Ensenada lodging
Casa Natalie: Hotelncasanatalie.com/English.
Hotel Coral & Marina: Hotelcoral.com
Rosarito Beach lodging
Rosarito Beach Hotel: RosaritoBeachHotel.com
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New San Ysidro To Tijuana Border Crossing Begins Operations November 1st.

The new San Ysidro to Tijuana Border Crossing (also known as “El Chaparral”) has 22 lanes equipped with the latest technology for fast access to Mexico.

On November 1st, “El Chaparral” will officialy open as the new port of entry to Baja California.

New Sany Ysidro To Tijuana Border Crossing Begins Operations November 1st.

New Sany Ysidro To Tijuana Border Crossing Begins Operations November 1st.

Vehicles headed southbound on I-5 will turn right once they reach the border, onto the modern facilities of the new San Ysidro border crossing. “El Chaparral” features 22 lanes equipped with cutting-edge technology, creating amore convenient crossing into Tijuana and other destinations.

“El Chaparral” also connects to a set of new bridges leading to tourist destinations like Rosarito Beach, Ensenada (it is recommended travelers take the lanes on the right hand side and look fo signs “Playas de Tijuana – Ensenada Cuota”) as well as Downtown, Avenida Revolución, Zona Rio and different ares of Tijuana.

This new crossing conveniently facilitates the movements of residents and visitors.

For more information on these changes visit: www.discoverbajacalifornia.com or dial 078 while in Mexico for toursit assitance.

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