Friday Evening, A bunch of us met at La Hacienda A Mexican Restaurant for a pre-tour planning session. Here is a photo (posted at Jane's request) Of Michael Stern getting in shape for the Bus Tour Tomorrow.Surrounded by Steven Rushmore and the Sundancer , Michael seems to be right 'in stride'!!
This place is noted for its Margaritas that range from 16 oz to 60 oz. Very few places label a 45 oz Margarita as a MEDIUM !!Poverty Pete Introduced us to this treat.
Marc and Stephen put the finishing touches on the gameplan for Saturday.
Jane shared stories of her EMT Experiences, here with Roz (Iwannago). Not all the conversations at the table were on Roadfood.
The group worked very hard all evening..planning takes time !!
The Mayor got his usual shots of his dinner while all the plans were being made! First a Mexican Shrimp Cocktail, made in the style we used to get on the docks at Ensenada..(we fished there).. The difference between this and what one gets when ordering a shrimp cocktail is this has about a dozen medium shrimp all peeled, are in a small bowl full of spicy V8-like juice. Included are scallion bits and Cilantro. Rather than dip the shrimp into a pasty cocktail sauce, they marinate in the juice while waiting for you to 'snag' one. Then you drink the juice..Add some Alcohol and you would have a great Bloody Mary with extra protein and iodine!! We used to walk the beach after a day of fishing in the bay, chomping on the Shrimp and enjoying the spicy flavor of the juices. This one brought back a lot of pleasant memories of trips into Baja. Then the plate of Carnitas with the usual sides. Carnitas are the closest thing to Pulled Pork one finds at most of these places. At the end of the evening the Sterns posed for photos with the mayor...and many others.