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
Recent Blog Posts
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 [...]

Go Westward! Again!

15 July 2021 | San Diego, SA
Mary Yeomans | 75 degrees, sunny
After packing everything back in the car (we had taken it all out so things wouldn't melt - things in the car in the sun in 110 degrees isn't good for anything...), and saying goodbye to Arliss and Erick and their dogs, we left around 11:00 and headed west again. This time we took a tortuous route over the mountains, hairpin turns and all. The terrain looked like Mars or the Moon might - boulders and sand in piles and very little vegetation. We went through an area where wildfires had burned - incredible to us since there is almost nothing there! The temperatures outside decreased as we drove along. Eventually we passed over a high peak and down into a valley and things got a bit greener. We stopped for gas and sodas at the Pit Stop on the Santa Rosa Indian Reservation. Gas was only $3.85/gallon - cheaper than we have seen in a long time! Outside temperature was 84.
Eventually we reached an area where there was natural grass (no irrigation) and horses, and eventually we reached Temecula. We stopped at HoBo BBQ, a restaurant Bill had seen on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. We had the featured meals - I had BBQ lasagna and he had the Lumberjack sandwich. Both were good, but not the best BBQ we have had. We were in a winery region and passed many as we continued but didn't stop.
Traffic got heavier as we neared San Diego, and we found our hotel without much trouble, parked and settled in by 2:30. Our room is tiny, but it has all that we need. Bill took a nap and I caught up on email, and then we walked to Seaport Village. It was a long walk for Bill with his back, but he made it and we found a place on the water to have a few cocktails while we relaxed and watched the people.
Back on Fifth Avenue in the Gaslamp Quarter(where our hotel is) we checked out many restaurants and I chose one. I had a delicious shrimp and scallop dish and Bill had veal piccata. Food is expensive in San Diego, but we are learning that is the case all over California. They even charge 3.75% on every bill for increasing costs here!
The air was much cooler (70 degrees) as we got to the hotel. We had a chocolate (thanks John and AnneMarie!) and glass of wine before bedtime. Tomorrow will be a big day - there is a lot to see!
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