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 [...]

It Was a Creole Soap Opera!

31 July 2021 | Slidell, Louisiana
Mary Yeomans | Hot and Humid, 97 degrees
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 breakfast - grits, biscuits, eggs, and bacon. Bill even had some gravy on his biscuits. Back on the road, traffic was light but certainly increased as we approached cities like Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
The tour of the sugar cane plantation was very interesting. Rather than focus on the physical things - buildings, furniture, etc. - our guide told us about the four generations of the Duparc family who lived there. They were Creole, which he pointed out in that area meant anyone who was not American. It didn't depend on race or origin, so although they were French and Catholic, the slaves and others living on their property were also considered Creole. The story of their lives could have been a soap opera, and much of the information has been found in archives in France where one woman's (Laura) memoirs are stored. We learned lots, but it was really, really hot and steamy so it felt good to get back into the car and turn on the AC!
We decided to head toward Slidell on the other side of Lake Ponchartrain and decide where to stay when we got there. Kenney Seafood was convenient so we ate lunch there - rather late since we had such a filling breakfast! Po' Boys for both of us - shrimp for me, and oyster for Bill - both were huge.
We checked in to our hotel and unloaded the car - they had a free laundry so it was time to get that done. Bill took a nap while I ran the clothes through so we are ready for the hot days ahead. We heard today we are in an area with an excessive heat warning for the next few days - not that we haven't been in a lot of heat over the last month!
We watched some Olympics coverage, I had some wine, and then we went to bed. Getting closer to Florida!
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