For Christmas 2017, Ray, Lee, Ruben, Adriene, and myself flew out to Baja, Mexico where we spent about 10 days puttering along beaches and over mountains. Ray and I even took a morning surf lesson near Todos Santos. In Loreto, we learned how to cook flautas and chile relleno outdoors on a mesquite wood fire. Baja is a sleepy but fun part of coastal Mexico. Sadly, I got mysteriously sick for the second half of the trip after a cold sunset kayak excursion on the Sea of Cortez.