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    Back from Baja, in one piece!

    1900 miles round trip, we did the Widowmaker on the way to the Santa Maria mission, found watering holes, amazing trip! It was John Gadd, Joe Pfeiffer, and Anton and Colby as passengers, here's some pics. I now realize in real world gnarly trail application that dropping the LT230 was a LR mistake, even taking Granny's opinion into account...
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    Watering hole pics, at 110 degrees outside this sure was welcome!! Got to test the multi photo feature of the new Sony camera.
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    Blue palms, Mission, etc. The coyotes drove my dog Isso nuts, he's a wolf/husky mix. I had to call him back several times, didn't want him to fall to a pack of them!
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    Welcome back!
    It sure looks like a great time!!

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    1984 RRC: Eric Zitzmann, Anton (The Swede) & Isso
    1995 RRC LWB: John Gadd & Darby
    1997 Defender: Joe Pfeiffer & Colby

    Night One: Ensenada
    Night Two: Cielito Lindo/ San Quentin
    Night Three: Mission Santa Maria
    Night Four: Gonzaga Bay
    Night Five: Gonzaga Bay (Broke Down Defender)
    Night Six: San Felipe
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    John,
    How was the bed thingie?

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    Eric, fix that AC man, it will make life that much better!
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    Bummer, what happened to Joe's awesome D90? He works just down the street from me, and I see his rig all the time. Love that thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by astateofmike View Post
    Eric, fix that AC man, it will make life that much better!
    I think you're right. I thought I'd get mistaken for the Taliban cruising across the border! At 100+ degrees it was the only way to make it... THe drive home took 15 hours, and 13 hours of it were above 94 degrees, highest measurement was 107.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nwoods View Post
    Bummer, what happened to Joe's awesome D90? He works just down the street from me, and I see his rig all the time. Love that thing.
    Radiator problems, the rubber buffer was missing on the right side on the bottom, see pics. The radiator just rattled itself to bits, you can see the dents around the locator pin. This is a lesson best not learned 250 miles south of the border, make sure these rubber buffers are in place BEFORE you put the radiator in, the last mechanic missed it. The holes that developed were an inch above this point.
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