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Special Friends
04/17/2015

Here is a shot of Mary Margaret and Robbin. Robbin was sweet enough to let us stay the four nights we were in So. Cal. with her. She refused to let us take her out to dinner and, instead, pampered us with gourmet meals, expertly prepared and presented. Ooooooooooooh, did we enjoy them! Her kindness and generosity was overwhelming. We are hoping she will come and visit us on board Leu Cat next spring when we are back in the Caribbean.

California Dreamin'
04/15/2015

The beach was still in its winter configuration even though the temperature was in the 70s. While the winters are very mild here (temperature usually in the low 60s and 70s), storms out at sea send their large waves which break with huge surf that move the sand from the large beaches to a few 100 yards out to sea. The more mellow surf that is common during the non-winter months move this sand back to shore to rebuild the beaches. This picture shows the winter beach and the mellow surf that is building up the beach again.

California Dreamin'
04/15/2015

We used to live next door to Salt Creek State Park in Dana Point. While visiting friends here, I just had to return to this spectacular park to walk the beach. It was wonderful and brought back such fond memories...

Year 8 Week 15 in the USA: Great Friends
Mary Margaret /Sunny
04/15/2015, San Clement, CA

This week has been about meeting up with good friends and renewing friendships. Friendships are like plants they need occasional water and love. That is what we did all this week and it has been wonderful. We have touched base with all the friends we were not able to see when we were in Southern California the last time in January.

We left our dear friends Portia and Steve Saturday morning. The day before, on Friday, we went to Guadalajara and toured some museums. We learned a little history about Guadalajara and enjoyed our tour of its old town. We finished our day in Guadalajara by having dinner at an oyster bar. The grilled oysters and the platters upon platters of oysters Rockefeller were washed down by some great local beers. It was wonderful! We had such fun with our friends and loved our time with them in Mexico. And as USUAL we were wonderful guests! We played five games of Mexican Train dominos during our stay. Portia won three times, Steve won twice, Dave was forth two times and I was last three times! Need we say more?

We flew back to Phoenix, picked up our luggage that we left at Christina's friend's house and went to a hotel to rest. We left early on Sunday and drove to Southern California to arrive at our friend Robin's sweet Camino Capistrano home. This stay has been another foodie adventure! We have been spoiled since we have been here. Robin has been pampering us with her gourmet cooking. We have met with our lawyer and taken care of business, taken care of our finances and taxes! Whew! We met all of our deadlines.

We then met our friends Hope and Bunny. These are two lovely ladies that I met through my water aerobics group while living in So Cal. They have read our blog since the beginning of our sailing experiences. Bunny originally comes from New Zealand and shared her New Zealand family with us when we were there. It was so special catching up with them.

Later in the evening, we met our friends Ann and Steve. We ate at a wonderful Mexican restaurant and had a great time sharing our lives with each other. We later came back and they met Robin. We all had a great time meeting and sharing more fun! Dave will post some of our pictures. Tomorrow we go to Yosemite for our son David Paul's wedding. We are so looking forward to seeing all of our family and sharing this special time with everyone. Until we speak again...

Mexico!
04/09/2015

There also was this carving of some alligator like creature devouring a dog. Go figure! The museum itself was rather modest but they were setting up for the 90th anniversary party of the train station, which was to be celebrated the next day. A trombone player was setting up speakers, a sound mixer and other equipment. When he started to play a jitterbug song for a sound check, Mary Margaret and I started dancing and enjoyed bust out some moves. The trombone player so enjoyed our dancing, he played the entire piece. It was great fun!

Mexico!
04/09/2015

In the backyard of the train station we found a huge model train laid out.

Mexico!
04/09/2015

While in Chapala, we also toured the historic train station. Between 1920 and 1925 a railroad ran between Guadalajara and Chapala but a massive flood destroyed the rail line and damaged the station. It has since been restored and made into a museum.

 

 
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