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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.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Love Trixy and the Booty!

When Chet and Mary came to visit a few weeks ago, Mary gave us a amulet she'd made...this morning as Trixie was sunning herself, the amulet (called the "booty" - above the green crystal is a pirate's head) over her head cast sparking green reflections about the room. See the amulet above Trixie's head.
Thanks Mary.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Fat and Happy and Fat and Happy

Mama Bears Pizza - Sunday Breakfast
Fat and Happy, fat and happy. You gotta understand, Sunday breakfast is like church to us. We almost never go out to restaurants, because the other six days of the week, we eat only veggie/fruit smoothies and either veggie salad, soup or pasta in the evening. Even on the 7th day, that same rule applies all meals but breakfast...SO...as you can imagine breakfast on that 7th day - ALL BETS ARE OFF.

Even when we're in San Felipe, every Sunday we go to Rachel's mom and dad's and I cook breakfast for the whole fam-damly. And mom and dad can eat like their daughter! It's what we do. Thus far, hands down the best breakfast we've had in Ensenada has been Mama Bears....Victor's in town was second, so far.


I used to go to plays almost weekly when I published a pop arts magazine in Seattle during the 90's. And although I was heavily into the music scene of the day, I was never into musicals. However, I have to admit that all summer while sitting in Punta Banda, Baja California, Mexico we have begun writing a musical, a blues rock musical more specifically.

Last year, while spending the summer in the exact same location, we produced our first blues rock album and enjoyed the experience incredibly. This year we thought of doing the same thing, but instead began writing our first musical. The script is not yet complete, but the story is almost completely flushed out. I must say, and I'm sure Rachel would agree, the story would be one of the things I am most proud of, ever in my life; next to scoring Rachel. And although I'm not proud of everything I've done - not in a long shot, I am proud of many things I've accomplished in my crazy life.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Our Two Favorite Boys

Our two favorite boys...my (Sixx's) son Troy Pack, and our grandson Shaddon Pack! Love those boys! Miss em both mucho!

Knocking on La Salina Cantina's Door

THANKS LA SALINA CANTINA. It was a really fun jam last night. I t was our first time there and we like places with a chill feel. 

A good crowd and it very cool to have our friends Lou Pando all the way from Punta Banda play a set on drums, and Arthur Cardenas all the way from Tijuana sit in for all 3 sets on lead guitar, including singing "Knocking on Heavens Door" to close out the night - never played that tune before, it was a lot of fun. I do wish it was a bit warmer outside, looks like there is a really cool patio and stage outside. Maybe in the future we can do a show there during the summer. 

Always great to see our friends come out to new venues. Oh yah, and we will doing WILD PACK WEDNESDAYS there all this month from 6-9PM. Thanks Jeanne and Jesse. Come out and join us, comes with a free spaghetti bolognese dinner, garlic bread and even topped with Parmesan cheese...seriously, you buy a beer or any drink and it comes with a FREE dinner - that was really good. I guess we'll be eating spaghetti this month. In any case, it was a fun first date for us at La Salina, next Wednesday will be date #2...I'm going for at least first base...see you there! 

P.S. Thanks for the pic Oscar, now I see what the rest of the band is doing while I'm playing...you're taking pictures and Rachel is making faces for you.


Copper Canyon Trip 2016

Sixx (John) says - I am so excited, our first tour of the season. We are finally going to Copper Canyon for a couple of weeks next month. It's taken two years for Rachel to put this tour together for Baja Good Life Club. We have a big group of folks from Baja taking the ABC bus to Los Mochis, where we'll meet up with our guide for a trip through Copper Canyon on the amazing train. Check that off the bucket list.

Remember Follow Your Heart

REMEMBER - Our good late friend Steven Forman (RIP) said to us once...

"No matter what is said about you, no matter how many times it's said, no matter where it's said, and no matter who says it. You must stand up in the face of it, remember who you are, and follow your heart!"

We did not always agree but this we did agree 100%! We always follow our hearts!

Miss you Steven!