212 pages
Color photographs
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Pub date 2002


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Treasured Tales of Baja
by Ann Hazard [bio]

Agave Sunsets is a collection of 50 treasured Baja tales (each with a color photo) spanning four generations. It all began back in the 1890s with Ann’s grandfather, Pappy Hazard—a notorious and lucky poker player who traveled Baja with Erle Stanley Gardner—creator of Perry Mason. For over 100 years, the Hazard family has adventured in Baja and the stories are recounted in “Boys ‘n Beer in Baja,” and “Fishing for Those Little Bastards,” among others.

Ann regales the reader with 20 “Tales from La Bufadora,” where she has a second home. These include: “Dirt Roads in the Dark,” “Gonzo, Baja Beach Dog Relays the Story of How He Got to Cardiff,” “Torrid Tales from Teenage Summer Camp,” “How to Become a Five-Star Houseguest” and “What Do You Mean … He Lived in a Tree?”

Traveling Baja (and discovering the second world) is all about the people, places and adventures along the way, and Ann dishes up 22 of those, including: “Reflections on my Mexican Dentist,” “A Hockey Player from Minnesota Running a Spanish School in Baja,” “As the Palapa Turns", or “Expatriated Americans Down East Cape Way,” “I’ve Got Todos Santos on My Mind,” “Baja’s Exotic Wine Country,” “John Bragg: Tequila Man” and “Following the Whale Trail.”