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 [...]

Smelling the Flowers on the Way

17 July 2021 | Hermosa Beach, CA
Mary Yeomans | 75 degrees, sunny
We had breakfast, packed up, and left the hotel by 8:45 to head to the San Diego Botanic Gardens, which is really in Encinitas. My membership at the Peace River Botanical Gardens gives me reciprocal privileges so it was a cheap date!
It was a beautiful day so roaming the gardens wasn't too hot, although it is a hilly tract of land so we did have to huff and puff at times. The plantings are very mature and many are very different than what we have in Florida so we found it quite interesting. They are grouped by regions like Australia, Mediterranean, Old World desert, etc. There were topiaries made from succulents in the Mexican area. They had been made for the San Diego County Fair and then donated a number of years ago. Quite creative! The bamboo forest included 110 types and we saw a Corpse Plant that blooms every 7-10 years and smells like a dead body.
We left there and then drove to Hermosa Beach, stopping in Carlsbad at Panda Express. The food wasn't bad, but we were headed to another place but there was no parking. Driving along the coast was fun but wearing due to traffic, pedestrians, and bikes so we got on the interstate and finally got to John and Annemarie's in Hermosa Beach.
They served another great dinner - amazing pork chops! Then to the rooftop for sunset which was better than the last few but still not as gorgeous as the photos John sends. Bedtime and then on the road tomorrow!
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