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EL ROSARIO & SIDETRIPS, 11/04

Thanksgiving weekend I traveled south to El Rosario with my friend Antonio Muñoz, the owner of that town's 'Baja Cactus Motel' and Pemex Gas Station.

Baja Cactus Pemex in El Rosario

The next gas may be 200 miles away, so it is wise to top your tank here.
Credit cards accepted!
Next door is Baja Cactus Motel, both operated by Antonio Muñoz.

Baja Cactus Motel: 30°03.57', 115°47.30' (NAD27)

In the motel office is a model showing the future of Baja Cactus.

A quicky-mart, good fast food, laudromat, showers, first aid clinic,
and tourist information center will be built next to the motel.

El Camino Real marker at the entrance to Mision Rosario de Arriba historic park.

Mision ROSARIO de Viñadaco (Arriba) 1774

One end of a mission building was recently coated to preserve it.
In 1802, the mission was moved down the valley (Rosario de Abajo) when the spring here dried up.
To see and read more about California's first Dominican mission:
http://vivabaja.com/bajamissions/page10.html

30°03.99', 115°43.08'

Looking south at the melted walls of the original mission church.

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