Well, since you did not get many responses, I will offer this....
I have not done the Baja ha ha, have not sailed out of the Pacific Northwest yet, but have been reading a blog about a family that did it this last fall and seemed to enjoy it.
I think their Baja ha ha posts start around here...
Toast Floats: Baja Ha Ha - Prelude
I know this is not the first hand experience advice you where looking for, but hopefully it will help you, and I really enjoy their blog anyway. Of course I am looking at sailing with a family too, so it is particularly relevant to me.