Verifying the claim that the Best Fish Taco in Ensenada is actually in Los Feliz
May 5, 2010 6:17 PM Subscribe
I'm planning a roadtrip for my 30th birthday. Origin: Los Angeles. Destination: Seattle or Cabo?
posted by hwyengr to travel & transportation (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My girlfriend and I want to make a 2-week trip out of the big 3-0. My birthday is at the end of June and hers is in the middle of July, so we're shooting for somewhere inbetween.
One of my lifelong dreams has been to drive all the way through Baja, stopping at every fish taco stand along the way. However, the news from Mexico hasn't been that great lately. I was ready to shrug off the fears, but a Mexican co-worker cautioned me against it. Is it really that bad?
The safe alternative is Seattle. We'd drive up there along the coast, stop at the redwood forests, etc. I think it would be a pretty drive, we'd enjoy the trip, and I've been strangely fascinated with Seattle ever since seeing Harry and the Hendersons in the 2nd grade.
But, somehow, that just doesn't seem as much of an adventure. I've already driven the coast highway to San Francisco, and I guess I'm worried that it'll be more of the same all the way up. Not to mention, we'll probably just shoot down the 5 all the way back, which will be tedious at best.
Is driving through Baja Mexico really putting our lives on a limb? Is the drive up North magnificent enough to overcome the feeling that the trip was a cop-out?