Here’s the first BMW sports car that I have seen in Loreto. It had no plates, so it had to be owned by a local Mexican. Bumping along the dirt roads under construction, it still caught my eye, but did not look as out of place as it may have a year ago.
Also, this week I saw a delivery truck full of newer cars stopped in Loreto. These are the first steps towards a growing economy. Also, cruising around town are some new dune buggies that are serious enough to race in Baja 1000. Many Mexicans are now cruising the malecon on new ATVs and scooters. Boys and Their Toys is a universal concept.
I was on my way to Nellie’s Place following a typical Mexican truck. What caught my attention was that there were comfortable high back seats in the back where the two kids were enjoying the ride. The backdrop of the massive Holland America cruise ship was a sharp contrast to the Ford pickup on the currently torn up local streets. My first thought was “How Bizarre?!”