Mexicali chamber hosting Baja tourism exposition on Sunday

June 13, 2002|By AARON CLAVERIE

Staff Writer

MEXICALI — Calling all extreme sports daredevils, deep-sea fishing dads and nature loving hikers: the Baja California Tourism Office is sponsoring an exposition from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Mexicali Chamber of Commerce (Canaco) headquarters in the Centro Civico.

Admission is free.

Patrons who head to the expo before a Father's Day lunch or dinner will get a chance to check out more than 40 booths sponsored by outfitters, hotels and resorts.

The delegate for Mexicali's tourism office, Claudia Schroeder Verdugo, said any of the booths will give a person lots of ideas for fun places to go in Baja California.


She said there are more than 150 spots in the state that are perfect for all sorts of activities, whether a person's proclivities run toward solitude or foam-dancing in Ensenada.

There also will be raffles, live music and a Mexicali Boy Scout troop will demonstrate the proper way to set up a campsite.

For those interested in exploring Baja California to look for ancient petroglyphs, Francisco Detrell of Enseneda will tell people about his guided tours of Baja California's ancient sites, including the scattered remains of the state's missions.

The biggest problem with the expo might be settling on just one trip to try, according to Verdugo.

"There's too much to do in Baja California," she said.

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