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The Pack Family Journal is a place where we gather text and images of our lives, adventures and travels. This is a very personal site, written openly and honestly. Enjoy.

Monday, October 19, 2015

San Felipe Here We Come.....via Mexicali

John and Rachel Pack
On the road again. We've pulled up anchor today, or in this case lifted the levels and we are back on the road. And like most of our trips, we always start by going the wrong way. So, today we are heading north to Mexicali and with any luck we'll be pointed south by no later than Wednesday. We are so looking forward to getting home to San Felipe.

We have lots of fun planned and want to start working on our halloween party.

Last year Rachel and I discussed taking a couple years off from Baja. We even have the most awesome team to run the club while we were away (we'd of course, just be an internet click away). But this summer while relaxing and enjoying Pacific Baja; Punta Banda, Rosarito and Ensenada we had the time to sit and think and formulate a new plan. Our new plan includes traveling each summer, or in the case of music, we plan to tour every summer, then come back home to San Felipe to a season of huge parties, tours and adventures around Baja with our club members. We now have almost 700 members in just San Felipe, and think that is 700 reasons to come home each winter for fun. Afterall, it is a beautiful place to spend winter.

Our first event of the season is our HAUNTED CIRCUS HALLOWEEN PARTY at Margarita House on Halloween. We are going to make this a new annual party. That way we can make it bigger and wilder each year. Hope to see you there, we are learning some new scary songs (even scarier than our originals) and Oscar Quiñones Nogueira, who has been our drummer on the Pacific side all summer is coming to San Felipe to perform with us. It's going to be a fun party, lots of games, food, costume contests, circus acts and more. 

In any case, we're both excited to get home and see many of you again.

Monday, October 12, 2015

We've Recorded an Album - Aqui En El Siete

Rachel and I spent the summer in Punta Banda, north west of Ensenada, across the bay. It was very slow, very relaxing, and time enough for us to record an album with many local musicians.

Aqui En Siete is a very special place in Baja. This is the title track on the debut album by Wild Pack, entitled "Aqui En El Siete", which translate to "Here at 7".

All tracks were recorded in a palapa at Campo #7 in La Bufadora, Punta Banda, Baja California, México. Each track features different musicians living in the area. Performing on this track is John Pack on guitars and vocals, Rachel Pack on bass and vocals, Oscar Quiñones Nogueira on drums, Noema Ferreyra Cruz on keyboards.