When we read the first book we had just returned from a week in Mazatlan. We still had a yearning to see more of Mexico than a plane ride to a Mexican beach resort. We were wild to know what lay beyond the Bufado 20 miles south of Ensenada and La Paz.
Mackintosh gets lyrical about kicking back on a wild Mexican beach drinking cold beer and listening to the surf.
We can get just as lyrical about spending two whole days drinking Mexican coffee, reading a Mackintosh adventure south of the border while listening to the Gypsy Kings.
When he eats we find a sandwich.
We had to substitute tuna for grilled rattlesnake or roasted rabbit but we always had cold pure water to wash down our sandwich.
TOM MIX WASH — Tom Mix died Oct. 12, 1940, 17 miles south of Florence, Ariz., when he ran his car into a wash that has since been named Tom Mix Wash. He was killed by a suitcase in his car that hit him in the wreck. There is a monument on the site. — PROBE reader, Brawley
That must have been a hard suitcase. Thank you.
QUESTION: Has anybody sliced a sugar beet thin and deep-fried the slices? It seems you would have something like a sweet chip. If you cut the beet into strips, you would have something similar to French fries that taste sweet. — Thinking, Niland
We asked a lot of people but nobody had deep-fried sugar beets in any way, shape or form. We're going out on a limb but we don't think the delicacy would be sweet.
We once sawed off a slice of sugar beet and it tasted more like wood than a snack.
MORE TAX ASSISTANCE — At H&R Block in Brawley, we help people file claims to get their property tax rebates. We charge only $25. Renters, blind or disabled people also can get assistance. — Tax Preparer, Brawley
To get the state renter's assistance, you must be 62, blind or disabled with a household income of less than $33,993.
Homeowners or renters may call (800) 338-0505. Select the homeowners' and renters' forms option, then follow the recorded instructions.
You probably can do this without spending money for help. One PROBE reader told us that he got a state check this week for almost $500.