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If you want a chuckle this morning, here's a funny article for you. I believe the "event" took place on the way north from San Carlos (because the "week at a marginal timeshare in an "up-and-coming" resort area on the Sea of Cortes" turns out to be the Marinaterra).
Read the whole thing at http://www.asylum.com/2010/02/22/pulled-over-for-peeing-in-mexico/It's bound to happen during any road trip south of the border. You'll need to go really badly, and the roofless, doorless, toilet-paper-less cinder block shell marked "Baños -- 5 Pesos" will offend your dainty sensibilities.
It'll be tempting to take a quick leak on the side of the road, trucker-style, but as I learned, if you do, just be sure to check for a truckload of Federales before you unload and unzip.
For me, the moment came a little over a week into our 2010 Mexican expedition. We'd just wrapped up a week at a marginal timeshare in an "up-and-coming" resort area on the Sea of Cortes that seems to be much more down-and-out these days. It felt a little bit like spending a week with Cabo's little brother, the one who'll kick your butt at pool, but can't quite get his act together in any of life's more important areas, like warm showers.