Impulse Cruising Again

Vessel Name: Impulse
Vessel Make/Model: Catalina 350
Hailing Port: Langhorne PA
Crew: Bill & Mary
02 August 2021 | Punta Gorda, FL
31 July 2021 | Slidell, Louisiana
30 July 2021 | Eunice, Louisiana
29 July 2021 | San Antonio, TX
28 July 2021 | San Angelo, Texas
27 July 2021 | Santa Fe, New Mexico
26 July 2021 | Albuquerque, NM
25 July 2021 | Flagstaff, AZ
24 July 2021 | Tropic, Utah
23 July 2021 | Saint George, Utah
22 July 2021 | Saint George, Utah
21 July 2021 | Las Vegas, NV
19 July 2021 | Bakersfield, CA
17 July 2021 | Hermosa Beach, CA
16 July 2021 | San Diego, CA
15 July 2021 | San Diego, SA
14 July 2021 | La Quinta, California
13 July 2021 | La Quinta, California
12 July 2021 | La Quinta, California
11 July 2021 | Hermosa Beach, CA
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02 August 2021 | Punta Gorda, FL

Our Last Night on the Road!

Not much to report for yesterday - Bill drove and drove and drove. We left Slidell, Louisiana and stopped for the night in Lake City, FL. I had wanted to stop at Florida Caverns State Park but the tickets for the tour of the caverns are first come, first served and as we neared I called and we [...]

31 July 2021 | Slidell, Louisiana

It Was a Creole Soap Opera!

We left our room and headed out - it was not a good night's sleep. The AC went on and off all night and there was lots of noise from cars and voices, coming and going. We headed for the Laura Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana for a tour. First, a stop at King's Truck Stop for a good Southern [...]

30 July 2021 | Eunice, Louisiana

Adios Alamo

We woke up and packed up and put our things in the car in the parking garage, then walked to The Alamo. We hadn't made reservations so we would have to wait until later in the day to enter the building, but anyone can tour the grounds any time so we did that. It was much bigger than we thought! [...]

29 July 2021 | San Antonio, TX

Walking Around San Antonio!

We left San Angelo this morning and headed to San Antonio. Rolling green hills surrounded us most of the trip - farms, pastures, and trees. Very different than southern Texas we saw driving west!

28 July 2021 | San Angelo, Texas

Covering Some Miles!

Happy 90th Birthday, Mom! I'm sorry I'm not with her, but we did celebrate in June with the whole family. Fortunately, brother Carl and Nikki are with her to help her celebrate today with a lobster dinner! Her favorite.

27 July 2021 | Santa Fe, New Mexico

Learning About New Mexico

We left the hotel and stopped at McDonald's for breakfast and were on our way. Less than an hour later we were in Santa Fe, so we found our hotel and then headed to Jiffy Lube to get the oil changed - yes, it has been 5000 miles as of today! The oil change was jiffy, so we went to the Santa Fe [...]

Up in the Air!

14 July 2021 | La Quinta, California
Mary Yeomans | 109 degrees!
We decided to stay here in La Quinta one more night, so Bill made hotel reservations in San Diego for the next two. Bill helped Erick package up a TV they are returning, and then the engineer arrived to look at the house to see if raising the ceilings might be possible. He talked with Bill and Erick a bit about potential solutions, then left. Arliss left to tutor and we left to go to Palm Springs for lunch and a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.
The driveway into the park took us up 1500 feet, and then we got on the tramway. The cars can hold 80 standing people and the interior of the car turns 360 degrees twice on its way up and down so everyone gets to see everything. The ride is about 2.2 miles long and takes 10 minutes, and is one of the steepest in the world. The views were amazing the whole time. From the top we could see for miles across the desert to the mountains. On clear days they said you can see Las Vegas! The tops of the mountains were covered with pine trees - so different from where everyone lives and almost nothing grows without irrigation.
Back to the house for some quiet time and I did some laundry. We had wine while Erick and Arliss prepared dinner - a delicious meat sauce, pasta, and bread. It is like we see each other often, even though it has been over thirty years. We must have known each other pretty well back in college to be this familiar now! I am so glad we stopped to see them!!
P.S. Gas prices here range from $4.39 to $4.59 for regular unleaded using a credit card. They do change from one location to another...
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