Friday, January 7, 2011


Jan 07 – Good friends Marion and Tom called us a couple of days ago and suggested that we go to Happy Hour on Friday at Rockin’ Baja in LaQuinta. They had heard that it was pretty good – we had never been there. We have not seen Marion and Tom since the Pickleball Tournament at Catalina Spa in mid-December, so we were thrilled to see them again!

I can’t remember exactly when we met Marion and Tom, but it was sometime after we learned to play Pickleball in April 2002. It was probably on the Pickleball courts at TT Verde Valley, AZ. We became close friends with the two of them and their Retriever, Junior. Since that time we have played many games together, and have had many, many Happy Hours!!

The Rockin’ Baja was a rocking place with the interior décor depicting the casual life style of the Baja!

We all enjoyed their margaritas and complimentary chips and salsa. Later we ordered Mahi Mahi fish tacos which were quite large and very tasty.

The place was packed with festive locals!! In fact, when the club manager came to our table to apologize for slow service (which we had not noticed), and mentioned that the crowd was larger than usual tonight, both Marion and I thought he was going to ask us to leave to make room for other customers!! HA HA We had so much to talk about and mutual friends to remember , I guess we had a guilty feeling for lingering so long!!

I finally remembered to capture the exterior as we were leaving.

As Ken mentioned when we were driving home – the Happy Hour crowd at the Elephant Bar seems to be more sophisticated; this crowd was younger, but Rockin’ Baja was a lot of fun, too!

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