After the palm tree oasis of San Ignacio, we headed further south to the teeny tiny town of San Carlos. We were just looking for a spot for the night and the oceanfront spot at San Carlos Cove RV Park hit the spot.
Someone warned us about this area being a sting ray breeding area so we kept our distance from the water and enjoyed it from the shore instead.
The kids didn’t mind. Bikes are keeping them occupied these days.
And if they don’t, there’s always a random object to help pass the time. Today it was some random boat near our camp spot.
Dan immediately needs to set up his hammock.
And I immediately need to set up my fruit hammock.
On travel days, I usually leave our bed in the sleeping position instead of converting it to a dinette. One is because I am lazy. Two is because I can pile things on it easier on travel days. And three is because it’s way easier to clean up outside, especially on spaghetti nights.
A sweet older man from another camper came over to say hello and to reclaim his boat from the little kids. He was off to catch some fish with his pup.
Not sure why we haven’t bought a fishing pole ourselves yet. Or maybe we got our fill in Alaska this summer.
Yoda, the truck camper cat, enjoyed the morning sunshine before we pack up to explore some more.
On the way out of the campground, we noticed a pet cemetery. Wonder if it has to do with the yearly snowbirds that migrate down here. I had to step out and take a photo. We carry the ashes of our husky Rudy on our dash but if Yoda passed while we are in a small town, I don’t think getting her ashes put into a box would be an option.
One of the main reasons we came to this area was to check out The Eiffel Church of Santa Rosalia. It’s a pre-fabricated church that was designed by Gustav Eiffel (of Eiffel Tower fame) in 1884 and built in 1887. The church was eventually acquired by the Boleo Mining Town in town and was installed in town in 1897.
The girls got a chance to visit the Eiffel Tower before Luka was in the picture.
Not fair, Mama!
Truthfully, I was hoping to be more impressed by this church. And I love old churches.
Luka was ready for our next stop for sure.
The next thing we had to do in town was to visit Panadería El Boleo, famous for their French influenced baked goods. If you are wondering what is up with all this French stuff in the middle of Baja, well a French mining company acquired the mines in town when copper was discovered in the early 1880s.
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