Deciding to do the baja was a great choice, furthermore, deciding to do highway 5 was an even better choice! We have just finished the pavement section of the highway and we were told that we have 50 miles of pretty rough dirt road ahead of us before we meet up with highway 1. All that being said, we are lying in the tent now on a beach listening to the waves lap at the sandy shore and marveling at how excellent the motorcycling was today. The road was twisty and smooth everywhere except for Mexicali, which wasn't that bad either. There was one section just as we left the border town that was straight as an arrow as far as you could see. I put some pics of it on here, amazing scenery! The road hugged the coastline most of the way with spectacular views of small islands just offshore. We ended up following the paving crews for a while on brand new road, until we were finally forced off the new road and into the dirt/sand. Things got pretty loose there for a mile or so and then we happened upon a camp for 5 bucks. The nice people down the beach hooked us up with a couple of cold beers for free and we have breakfast scheduled for 7 am tomorrow at the camp hosts house. It seemed like every time we stopped, whether it be for gas or to eat lunch, people were popping their heads out of cars or walking up to us to ask us about our trip. It feels like were celebrities! The baja 1000 just took place last week and we have been following the course most if the way, seeing signs welcoming racers. I think that we made it about a third of the way down the baja today, probably be in La Paz by Friday. What an amazing day! Can't wait to hit the dirt in the morning!