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 [...]

Walking Around San Antonio!

29 July 2021 | San Antonio, TX
Mary Yeomans | 90 degrees and humid
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!
We went right to the San Antonio Botanical Gardens since we were early for check-in at the hotel. Lunch at the restaurant there, Jardin, was delicious. Most of the items on the menu had a Mediterranean flair. I had edamame falafel in a pita and Bill had a lamb burger. Both were served with hummus and salad. Yum! After lunch we toured the gardens, including the greenhouses in the conservatory, which each had a theme like succulents, tropical, ferns, etc. All very nicely done, but a big disappointment for me was that very few of the plants were labeled, so the ones I didn't know I still don't know. I love going to botanical gardens because I learn so much but not today...
Leaving there we found our hotel and checked in. We parked the car in a lot nearby - hotel valet parking was $49!!
We rested a bit in our room and then walked the River Walk. So pretty and unique! We took the boat tour which does the loop and includes some history of the area. The River Walk itself is now over fifteen miles long. But our ride only did part of that. It is a neat way to vitalize a downtown area, and this was started in the early 1900's! It is always being improved and we saw some stonework projects underway.
We stopped for a beer and did some people-watching, and then walked to The Esquire Tavern, which opened 10 minutes after Prohibition ended. It is an old building with so much charm! We ordered two sandwiches and shared them - Brisket on Texas Toast and Pulled Pork on a Brioche Bun. Both were delicious.
After dark we walked along the river a bit to check out the lights - it was much more crowded than before. Bill was a bit uncomfortable with all of the people, so back to the hotel for bedtime!
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