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 [...]

Covering Some Miles!

28 July 2021 | San Angelo, Texas
Mary Yeomans | Partly Cloudy, 90 degrees, scattered showers
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.
I must apologize - we really just drove all day today so there isn't a lot of news. I included a photo from Zion National Park because I didn't before - I used the one of Bill and our cabin that day. We were at Zion the day after it had rained, hence the muddy water.
Bill and I left the hotel in Santa Fe and stopped at McDonald's for breakfast, again, and hit the road. We passed lots of green, scrubby meadows on rolling hills as we drove along - much prettier than the dead, sandy, littered roadsides of Arizona.
We stopped for lunch in Roswell, but didn't see any aliens. We were still in authentic Mexican food territory, and had a very good lunch at Geli's Café, although the location and ambiance were lacking. It was rated 4.9/5 so I guess that doesn't matter to the regular customers!
I took over driving after lunch and the drive was pretty smooth. The surroundings changed as we approached and crossed into Texas - many oil well heads, wind generators, and fields of irrigated crops. Also, we crossed into the Central Time Zone so clocks changed. We watched the weather radar because we could see storms all around us, and eventually we caught up with one. Speed limit was 75 mph so I was cruising along at 83 until we hit it and I slowed down. It was a heavy but short storm so not a problem, and we got to our hotel in San Angelo and checked in, had some wine, and headed to Whataburger for sandwiches. Brought them back to the room and hung out for a bit before bedtime. Tomorrow we are headed to San Antonio!
P.S. I didn't mention this before, but I started having headaches a few days ago and it turns out I had altitude sickness. So, I had to drink lots of water, which made numerous pit stops necessary! Anyway, we are slowly making our way closer to sea level so hopefully that is all behind us? Elevation is 1844 ft here, compared to Santa Fe at 7,199!
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