Category Archives: Health & Exercise

Angie’s Pole Fitness

Returning from Ensenada weekly shopping trip and happened to notice a sign for a different kind of business. There is Angie’s List and there is the Rolling Stone’s “Angie” song. Upper left with the pink curtains is Angie’s Pole Fitness.

This is great news, as I have been needing to diversify my workout routine.

“Tonifica musculo, mejora postura , elasticidad, recupera el autoestima, quema calorias y mucho mas
On Reforma/Hwy1, Chapuletpec, east/inland side of road.  Find your pole!

San Pedro Martir Hikers Found


UPDATE JUNE 27, 2017 – 9:08 PM

A close family relative told 10News Tuesday night that rescuers are with Morgan Fox and his two daughters, Claire and Maura.

“They brought food and blankets,” the relative told 10News via text messages. “They located a place to land a helicopter if needed.”

The relative added that a Mexicali mountaineering group is assisting rescue efforts. No further details were given at this time.

Stay with 10News for more on this developing story.


BAJA CALIFORNIA, Mexico (KGTV) – The rescue of a San Diego father and his two daughters reported missing on a hike in Mexico has been put on hold.

Weather and fatigue have prompted the search and rescue team tasked with making their way up the mountain to put their efforts on hold for the evening, according to the family.

Morgan Fox and his daughters Claire and Maura were supposed to return from Mexico Sunday night, according to Fox’s wife. She called Mexican authorities to notify them of the problem.

A helicopter flew over Picacho del Diablo Tuesday and spotted the family, said Fox’s wife. She said her husband and his daughters used a thermal blanket to make a flag and wave to the helicopter.

The helicopter couldn’t land because of the rugged terrain. It lowered supplies to help the family until a ground team’s arrival.

According to Fox’s wife, no one appears to be seriously injured. Fox’s cousin was concerned because he has diabetes.

Fox is an experienced hiker who has climbed Picacho del Diablo, also known as Devil’s Peak, several times.




Mexico Legalizes Medical Marijuana

A decree issued by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto today confirmed that Mexico has legalized cannabis for medicinal use after overwhelming support from Mexico’s Lower House of Congress.

Peña Nieto was once a vehement opponent of cannabis legalization, but has since called for a re-examination of global drug policy after a nationwide public debate on legalization in early 2016. “So far, the solutions [to control drugs and crime] implemented by the international community have been frankly insufficient,” Peña Nieto told the 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Sessions in April 2016. “We must move beyond prohibition to effective prevention.”

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto 

Last year, Peña Nieto even went so far as to introduce a measure that would allow Mexican citizens to possess up to an ounce of cannabis without repercussions, but the bill stalled in Congress.

The medical marijuana bill sailed through the Senate with ease in December 2016, and Mexico’s lower house in parliament passed the bill in April with a vote of 347-7 in favor of approval. Mexico’s Secretary of Health, Dr. José Narro Robles, voiced his support for the measure, saying, “I welcome the approval of the therapeutic use of cannabis in Mexico.”

The decree was issued by the president today and specifies that the Ministry of Health will be tasked with drafting and implementing the regulations of “public policies regulating the medicinal use of pharmacological derivatives of cannabis sativa, indica and Americana or marijuana, including tetrahydrocannabinol, its isomers and stereochemical variants, as well as how to regulate the research and national production of them.”

Peña Nieto’s decree effectively eliminates the criminalization of the medicinal use of cannabis, THC, CBD, and all cannabis derivatives, as well as legalizing the production and distribution of cannabis for medicinal and therapeutic uses.

“The ruling eliminates the prohibition and criminalization of acts related to the medicinal use of marijuana and its scientific research, and those relating to the production and distribution of the plant for these purposes,” stated the Lower House of Parliament, known as La Cámara de Diputados.

Currently, the only cannabis that will be permitted must contain 1% or less of tetrahydrocannabinol, and the Ministry of Health will be required to study the medicinal and therapeutic effects of cannabis before creating the framework for a medical marijuana program infrastructure.

There will certainly still be hurdles to overcome on the bumpy road to medical marijuana, but Mexico just surpassed the biggest obstacle so far.

Sensual Storms

Thanks to friend, the “Coolest Bean”, here is a peak into my excitement, could be lust, for big storms.

I have never experienced a recorded hurricane, but, my now neighborhood, on the south end of Ensenada, Baja California, has seen at least three 80+MPH storms in my 10 years of residence.

One of my favorite storm memories was in Steamboat Springs, Colorado with my girlfriend in 1987.  We enjoyed a huge dwelling at Kutuk Lodge with big windows viewing south on a summer weekend.  While wining and chopping veggies for a salad, the wind became fierce.

We stopped our butcher block bingo dance in favor of the view through a huge window showing a dark grey wall of water in the sky approaching from the south with a decent-but-no-recuerdo bottle of grape juice.  It was at sunset. The storm event likely lasted a total of 30 minutes.

But that Colorado evening of thunder, wind, rain, food, wine and ensuing frolic have stayed with me for more than 30 years.  I have lost track of D.A.S. and hope she is well.

Having lived most of my life in the desert of Colorado(28 years) and now the desert of Baja, rain is a sensory rich event for my soul.  My home in Ensenada receives approx 8 or 4 or 6 inches(must be a guy thing) of precipitation annually.

The mini squalls of approx 1 mile diameter that dance across Bahia Ensenada during “winter” are amazing entertainment.  They excite me more than a tv sit-com…do they still make those, or am I too old and white?… or a reality click bait program…or the “my politician is better than your politician” gaggle of adolescent baby bummers.

My friends are as different as each storm cloud formation.  Eccentric buddies are a postive energy field for me.

If I am lucky enough to enjoy a front seat to a storm, a bottle of wine, a simple dinner and share it all with good friend, I am lucky enough.

My wish is reality, as I am in Florida sharing my dream today with my favorite girl: mom. Two inches of rain fell today.  Two bottles of wine are also down. A.C. Jobim is playing.  Buena suerte.

Ensenada White Christmas



Corn or Flour Tortillas?

Bajadock: My guess is that you are splitting cilantro stems on finding these distinctions between corn/flour tortillas without much of a difference in getting rid of the 10 pounds(cough…make that 20!) of sludge around your waist.

The major problem that I have seen with severe diets is the “URGE to SPLURGE” response.  Some diet plans that have proven results provide a CHEAT/SPLURGE day to feed those lusty food impulses.

The number of “I lost 5 pounds last week” fake dieters I have heard in my life would fill the Ohio State Buckeyes football stadium.  Different time of weighing, water weight and other factors can lead to a quick 5 pound difference. Get rid of that scale.  It is not your friend!

But, to actually lose 5 pounds of FAT, you would need to exercise the equivalent of running 175 miles that week:

       3,500cals per pound of fat/100cals per mile = 35 miles per pound of fat.  

                                        Multiply by 5 pounds = 175 miles 

Back down to reality, no regular exercise(unless you can dedicate a couple of hours to intense exercise per day) can outperform a bad diet.  

What to do?

Lettuce or cabbage make for the perfect low carb wrap.  Bacon and avocado are 2 perfect flavor enhancers.

THESE DIPS are a yummelicious way to add veggies like celery, broccoli(my fav) and cucumbers to your munch fix

Dessert?  Here is a good list.  Personal favorite is a whey protein shake, easy on the fruit portion, +ice to thicken

NUTS are a low carb sub for the other junk.  Almonds are my favorite.  Low/no salt moderates overserving.

REAL FOOD is your best choice, not the stuff in packages labled with 20+ ingredients.

Cheers to your healthy and sexy December and 2017.

Bajadock, certified nut


You Choose


foto por Bajadock

When I first spotted this billboard on the Toll Road in Rosarito Beach, I guessed that it was a produce advertisement for Commercial Mexicana grocery. The billboard is located at the famous “Jersey Cows” location.

BTW, that spot caught my attention for Taqueria 2000 and posted my taco experience there in 2013.

Back to the produce section, by the third time seeing the billboard, I noticed the “plastic surgery” note on the lower right hand corner.



Our staff of researchers was able to dig up the Genesis Plastic Surgery Center, that apparently also has a fresh fruit section for their patients’ enjoyment.  Do they have a happy hour?

Rosarito Ensenada Bike Ride Saturday

Warning to Ensenada visitos for tomorrow/Saturday is that you must get to or through Ensenada by 10AM or delay your trip until 4PM or later.

From the Ensenada toll booth, they will close the 2 west, ocean side lanes for the bicyclists’ use.  Traffic north and southbound will be squeezed into one lane each from the toll booth to downtown Ensenada, YUCK!

And Costero Blvd downtown will be a major flustercluck due to the finish line and party surrounding it.

Downtown Rosarito will also be stuffed with people, bicycles and cars Saturday morning.  Ride starts at 10AM, but, crowd begins at 8AM and Rosarito doesn’t ease traffic until after noon.




Punta Banda Off Road Racing

Ensenada Fumigation

State Government announced that will be fumigated and misting various colonies of Ensenada, in order to combat the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, transmitter of diseases like Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika. Through a statement, the Ministry of Health of Baja California, reported that spraying will be performed at night, because it is precisely when night falls the insect is activated to feed, and represents the opportunity for teams to perform fogging and spraying to combat it.

Program responsible Vectors and Rickettsial Jurisdiction Health Services in Ensenada, Sonia Flores Velazco, calls on citizens to be vigilant to step fogging units and are to be protected from this disease transmitting mosquito. Asked residents to keep doors and windows open, once the units are fumigating in their colonies, thus achieved the chemical enter homes and eliminate the vector in the interiors. He stressed that this insecticide is authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO), so people can rest assured that this substance is not harmful and does not represent any risk to the health of people. Among the preventive measures recommended to keep clean patios and avoid having containers filled with water without being properly covered and sealed.

Bajadock: This expert can clearly confirm that the chemical fog is no problem for you and your family’s health.  

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