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La Carrera Panamericana 2009 – Pre-Race

I have a little adventure to tell you about.  Hayden Groendyke and I have been scheduled to travel down to Huatulco, MX to take part in a race, the La Carrera Panamericana (to view the official site for MX), from the southern part of Mexico to Texas.  As time drew near for the race and for us to depart, a sudden change in plans came about and one of the participants was unable to attend the race so I went from being the photographer to Co-Piloto (more on what that is later).

This first blog is of our pre-race stay before we left for the rally race across Mexico.  We were guests in the home of  Guillermo & Rocio Berriochoa (a long time family friends of Hayden’s) at Villa SaBah for three days before the big race began.  They were very gracious and generous hosts.  The accommodations were rough and we had to bear with what we had to deal with, just kidding.  The food was fabulous every day, even the Cricket Tacos (yes, crickets as in bugs).  Of course we had to get a massage the day before the race began, so the tables were set up just above the cliff behind the pool.  Oh the life of a race car driver….

Just down the hill from their home they own a B&B named Villas FaSol which has 15 rooms and is in the same gated community with a private beach and food to die for (see photos below) which I highly recommend for anyone to visit.  The food was prepared there and brought up to the house every day.

Wow, what a way to start a race!!!!

Enjoy!

Mr. Berriochoa-Our most gracious host & sponsor

Mr. Berriochoa-Our most gracious host & sponsor

Hayden Groendyke (Piloto) and me (Copiloto)

Hayden Groendyke (Piloto) and me (Copiloto)

Sunrise from Villa SaBah

Sunrise from Villa SaBah

What can I say....

What can I say....

Inside looking Out

Inside looking Out

The backyard view-Pacific style

The backyard view-Pacific style

The view from the infinity pool

The view from the infinity pool

Breakfast

Breakfast

Soon to be lunch...yummy!

Soon to be lunch...yummy!

Cricket Tacos

Cricket Tacos

Dinner-bacon wrapped shrimp

Dinner-bacon wrapped shrimp

Dessert

Dessert

The view from the massage table

The view from the massage table

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November 3, 2009 - 9:20 pm shannon ho - wow... that sounds amazing! beautiful location and beautiful photos. excited to see more and hear more stories!

November 4, 2009 - 9:00 am Christian Traina - Beautiful pics Charlie, the cricket taco looks awesome!

January 30, 2010 - 2:10 pm Dona Nagy - hi...your pictures are beauitful, and i'm wanting to get into photography...what kind of camera do you sue?? I'm want to go buy one in a couple of weeks...what do you recommend?

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