Life in Rosarito is great. The #1 question I still get asked about Mexico is whether it's safe there; the funny thing is that inside of Calafia I really can't imagine feeling safer. Everyone who lives there seems like nice/good people, it's gated and there are guards on duty 24/7. The main guard, a very nice guy who loves dogs named Lalo, wears a kevlar vest all the time - which I think is pretty optimistic if he's looking for that kind of action at Calafia. (The town is safe too.)
A few quick stories from our time there so far.
Shoving 92o 75bb Deep
It was great playing again. I put in about 9 decent sessions (playing from around 6pm-midnight PT) playing a wide mix of all the 180s running, low and mid-stakes turbo MTT (and the occasional nonturbo), $30 9man, $60 9-man nonturbo, and $3/$6 FR LHE. It went really well, I was up around 100 buyins, made platinum star, felt really good playing.
On to the story though - I was usually playing around 16-18 tables stacked on a laptop with hotkeys. I hit my shove button deep in a 22 turbo and nothing happened, and it was a really clear shove so I stupidly hit it again and watched in horror as my next table activated and I 4bet shoved 92o 75bb in a $30 9-man. I pulled the table off to the side to watch the carnage. The first guy folded, and I'm thinking "please fold" as the 2nd guy tank-calls AK. But I binked the suckout! It was pretty sweet, you had to be there. Definitely one of the happier times I've had winning $27 in equity.
Cars Colliding at Border
The wait at the Mexican border to get back into the US can be pretty brutal, at times lasting 3 hours or longer. The whole time you're waiting, there are locals camped out by the cars aggressively trying to sell food and trinkets. You've got no choice but to wait there, knowing that when you get to the front your only reward is a grilling and possible search. (Cue the libertarian rant.) The effect is to make people a bit short. Look over into a neighboring car, and there's a good chance you'll see a head in someone's hands.
Nonetheless it was still a bit surprising to see the lengths one guy went to prevent someone from cutting in front of him. A truck turned into his lane such that it was slightly in front of him at a heavy angle despite his best efforts to prevent it, so he kept going and purposely collided with the side of the truck with his own beat-up truck to re-overtake it. Then neither got out of their cars, like it was just totally par for the course.
Katie and Wilbur
A picture/video story:
Video: Wilbur and Katie in Mexico