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 [...]

NV, AZ, then UT in one day!

22 July 2021 | Saint George, Utah
Mary Yeomans | Partly Cloudy, 98 degrees
We got up early, showered, and packed the car. Bill couldn't get out of Las Vegas fast enough - it is not his type of place I guess. I am glad I got to see it, but I doubt either of us will ever go back!
We got to the Hoover Dam in less than an hour and spent almost two hours there. What an amazing engineering feat! Right now the water is very, very low and you can see the lines on the river walls where the water level usually is (check photo). We drove to several overlooks on both sides and then went to the cafe/gift shop and had some breakfast in the air conditioning. It was really hot outside!
On the road again, we headed to St. George, Utah, crossing out of Nevada, into Arizona, and then into Utah. Our hotel was easy to find, our room was easy to get to and settle in, and I even did two loads of laundry. Unlike in Las Vegas, this was a real comfortable move-in. We had lunch at Cafe Rio nearby - much like a Moe's or Chipotle but they make their own tortillas where you can watch. And the food was delicious.
After Bill had a nap we got gas in the car and stopped at a grocery store to get food for dinner and for lunch for the next two days. We both filled containers at the salad bar and I had some soup and Bill had some chicken. We beat the rainstorms and got back to the hotel and ate it all, then watched TV until bedtime. A quiet night after being in Las Vegas!
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