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 [...]

More Beautiful Rock Formations!

24 July 2021 | Tropic, Utah
Mary Yeomans | 75, mostly cloudy
We woke to an alarm today - first time since we left Florida! Had showers, breakfast, packed the car and left the hotel by 7:00. We stopped for fuel ($3.85/gal) and headed for Zion National Park. We were parked there by 8:00 and that was good because there was no parking left in the park!
We took the shuttle to the end of its run and then stopped on the way back to look at things and hike a bit. Wow!! The views were incredible. It was like being at the bottom of the Grand Canyon looking up. We know it wasn't as deep as that, but looking up at sheer cliffs of various colors of rock was just amazing. We walked a few trails, but since it had just rained the day before the Virgin River was muddy (like watery pudding) so that wasn't very pretty. Before getting in the car we ate lunch, and then drove toward Bryce Canyon.
The trip took us through a mile long dark tunnel (no lights but headlights!) to the other side of Zion Canyon, and the rock formations there were completely different than those we had seen. They looked like sliding plates of rock rather than cliffs. We got to Red Rock Canyon and drove through several rock arches. Leaving that we went through a green river valley for many miles, several scattered rain storms, some gravel road through a construction area, and then came to the very small town of Tropic, where we had rented a small cabin.
We have seen these on this trip often, and thought we'd try one. It is so cute! Just a big room, two queen beds with a bathroom, wood inside and out. AC and cable TV, so all is good, although it is going down to 58 here tonight! We spent time planning the next few days and then went to a country store across the street to pick up a few things for lunch tomorrow.
Wine time in the cabin, then we went to dinner at The Rustler Restaurant in the same building as the store (which is also a gas station). The food was not very good, but we made do and went back to watch a movie (Cowboys vs. Aliens, very appropriate) and went to bed.
Photo shows Bill at our cabin - just seemed to be the photo I should share today!
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