CUCAMONGA ROTARY CLUB
SCHOOL SUPPLY DISTRIBUTION
We will be
leaving from the Etiwanda Gardens rear parking lot on Thursday, September 8,
2011 at 2:30 PM to arrive at the Hotel Siesta Real in Mexicali about 6:00 PM.
We will have dinner Thursday night with the Mexicali club probably at a great
Chinese Restaurant. On Friday, September 9, we will distribute the school
supplies directly to the children at the schools. Friday night we usually have
a dinner at the home of one of the Mexicali Rotarians. We will be returning to
Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday, September 10. Mike Mitchell has room in his car
for 7 other people if anybody wants to ride with him. Inform Mike Mitchell
(909.224.8226 or email@example.com) if you are going and if you want to ride
with him. He needs to give a head count to the Mexicali club.
AT HOTEL SIESTA REAL
reservations online at www.hotelsiestareal.com or
by telephone at 1-800-426-5093 or 011-52-686-568-2001(international call). Be sure to request an executive room
for 2 nights.
TO HOTEL SIESTA REAL
East about 30 miles past Palm Springs to Indio, exit I-10 at the signs for 86S
EXPRESSWAY FOR BRAWLEY AND EL CENTRO. Take Hwy 86S for about 58 miles to
the town of Westmoreland. Turn right at
the first stop sign/traffic light (Center Rd in Westmoreland-Forrester Rd
returning. Be sure to remember to exit I-8 at Forrester Rd on the return trip)
and continue for 17 miles to Interstate 8.
Take I-8 east about 7 miles and exit at the sign for
You will be on Hwy 111 going South.
about 5 miles south of I-8. If you need
gas, insurance, or pesos you can get it there.
You will not need pesos where you are going as they respect green. Car insurance can be bought at IV Sportsmart,
across the street from McDonalds (open 8am till 11pm), or at Padillas, a block
before IV Sportsmart (open 6am till midnight).
You will need your registration to get insurance.
As you cross
the border, go slowly through the automobile area and wait for the light to
turn green or red. If the light turns green, proceed through and cross the
border. If the light turns red, pull over into the secondary and answer their
questions. If you have to go to the secondary, they are looking for smuggled in
goods, lumber, building materials, weapons, etc. At the first intersection (100
yards from the border) you will have three choices: angle right, go straight,
or hard right. You should go straight
and follow the signs for the AEROPUERTO.
You will now
be on Madera, which is a one way street going East. Pretty soon you will come
to cross streets named Calle A, Calle B, Calle C, etc. After the ďALTOĒ sign at
Calle K, you will come to an intersection with a traffic signal, a Corona Beer
Distributor on the Northwest corner and an Oxxo store on the Southeast corner.
This is Justo Sierra. Turn right onto Justo Sierra. (There are Oxxo stores
everywhere in Mexicali. They are like a 7-11 or AM/PM).
on Justo Sierra. Hotel Siesta Real is on the left a little past an intersection
where there is a Carls Jr. Pass the hotel and at the next opportunity make a U
turn and return North to enter the hotel.
DONíT FORGET TO BRING