Ok so I'm coming in late here to get caught up and throw in my 2 cents
It sounds like the plan is shaping up as follows:
--Everyone should let FSchmidt know right now:
(1) If they are coming Friday 6/27
(2) if Hotel Ticuan is OK
...so he can tell them how many rooms to reserve.
-- Also consider providing FSchmidt with your phone number to facilitate meeting up. (You can PM me too if you like, and I will reciprocate!)
-- FSchmidt reserves rooms
-- FSchmidt posts a map of the parking lot and the McDonald's in San Ysidro where you will all be meeting.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON (6/27):
FSchmidt and DRealm fly in separately to San Diego and catch cabs or trolley to San Ysidro.
DJFourMoney takes the bus down from LA.
HornyABC (and a friend or two?) drive down. Car(s) then parked at border parking lot.
FSchmidt designates a meeting place, perhaps outside McDonald's in San Ysidro at 5pm. Everyone except me meets there.
FSchmidt leads you guys across the border, on foot.
I meet you guys with my 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Army-color (olive drab), and we go to Hotel Ticuan, check in, pay, drop off luggage.
Meet in lobby.
Hit the Zona Centro, to, um, take in the sights, escorted by our personal DJ (I am volunteering him for this.) Not that he's ever BEEN there
--We meet, in lobby
--go out for coffee
then we take my car and
--go to a Farmers market (it's called something else, I forget) that FSchmidt knows about, and eat breakfast there.
-- go to an upscale shopping mall right nearby, again escorted by FSchmidt, and take a look at upscale eye candy.
-- OPEN TIME(See below.)
-- Nice restaurant in TJ (my suggestion).
-- Maybe find a friendly bar or club with some non-pro girls (my suggestion).
-- Meet in lobby.
-- Go out for coffee.
-- Check out of rooms
-- Mexican Power Breakfast
SUNDAY 12 NOON
-- OPEN TIME (See below.)
-- Drop DRealm at the border so he can stand in line for 3 hours to get back to the USSA, get to San Diego airport by 7pm, catch his 9pm flight home).
--OPEN TIME (See below)
SOME OF MY IDEAS OF WHAT WE CAN DO IN OPEN TIME: (Please add your own, or designate which of my ideas you personally like)
-- Drinks in TJ and shoot the breeze.
-- souvenir shopping -- great prices, haggling necessary.
-- Las Playas de Tijuana
SOUTH OF TIJUANA, DOWN THE COAST
Or head down the coast in my car and see the sights.
-- beautiful gringo-friendly high-rises on the beach (doesnt have to be that far south)
-- some art galleries in Rosarito or further south in Puerto Nuevo. Great art, great prices.
ENSENADA, WHICH IS FURTHER SOUTH, PROBABLY BEST FOR SUNDAY AFTERNOON OR MONDAY:
-- Just south of Ensenada, the Bufadora peninsula, famous tourist site and blowhole, great views and hiking
-- ocean swim and barbecue at my place on the beach in Ensenada (2 hours south of Tijuana)
-- raw shrimp, octopus or clam cocktail with beers outdoors right at the beach
-- the Ensenada real estate tour I mentioned earlier, including trailers foir sale, houses for sale, and houses for rent
-- a sample Spanish language class in the small, classy, peaceful tourist zone of Ensenada
-- although I don't really know how to fish at all, there are fishing boats in Ensenada and I am sure I could find a skipper who would take on newbies
-- poking around town to see how different classes live
-- souvenir shopping, great prices, no haggling necessary (unless you're a hard-ass).
WAY SOUTH, 2 HOURS SOUTH OF ENSENADA IN SAN QUENTIN ( MONDAY OR TUESDAY)
Old timey Mexican fishing village, migrant workers picking strawberries, I can show you how the people live. And yes the women there are interested in gringos.