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 [...]

Learning About New Mexico

27 July 2021 | Santa Fe, New Mexico
Mary Yeomans | Partly Cloudy, 80 degrees
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 Farmer's Market and walked around. The vegetables being sold were beautiful! Lots of radishes and peaches. But not many crafts or other items so we left and went to downtown Santa Fe.
There is a plaza there that was the original center of town when this was settled by the Spanish. We visited the Museum of New Mexico History and spent a few hours there. Unlike Pennsylvania, New Mexico's borders changed a lot during its history amid many skirmishes, treaties, and purchases. Included in our ticket was a visit to the Palace of Governors which is original (1610) although it has been updated and changed through the years. One of the governors, Lew Wallace, wrote his second novel, Ben Hur, while he lived there from 1878-80. The palace is the longest continuously occupied public building in the US! It doesn't really look like a palace - it is just a rambling building with lots of rooms. Also near the plaza, the church is the original building although not as old - 1869.
We had lunch at the Burrito Company and it was delicious. A couple of Dos Equis washed it down. Then it was off to walk the streets around the plaza and check some of the shops. The color and architecture of all of the buildings is similar and resembles pueblos with arches, rounded walls and corners (see photo). We sat on a balcony of one restaurant overlooking the plaza and had a beer and discussed plans for the next few days.
I drove and we checked into the hotel where we relaxed a bit and then walked across the parking lot to a Greek restaurant for dinner. It was okay - we decided it is time to head home and cook for ourselves again. We are getting a bit critical...
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