Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Back in Mexico!

San Carlos Sunset

We had a fairly quick and very fun trip back to Mexico. First stop was Ashland for the night and then San Francisco for a night with Jim's brother, Dave. We then met Beth and John (Chrissy's middle/high school friend) for breakfast in Half Moon Bay on our way to Santa Cruz for a night with Joel and Judy (Jim's college roommate).
Jim and Joel at West Cliff in Santa Cruz
The next stop was Jake and Susy's (Chrissy's college buddy) who are camp hosting at Carpentiria State Beach.
Susy and Jake's winter home in Carpentiria

A ride out to Rincon Beach along the RR tracks

From there we headed to Palm Springs where we had a condo for a couple of days while we regrouped and did our boat provisioning.
Morning view from the Palm Springs condo

Next stop was Apache Junction to visit Drew and pick up some things we left there on our way home from Mexico last Spring.
Drew excels in Christmas lighting!

We stopped at the amazing Casa Grande National Monument on our way to Tucson (our last overnight stop).
Casa Grande National Monument

Crossing the border was uneventful and the highway to Guaymas/San Carlos has improved tremendously since our first trip down.
One of the many new cement sections of the highway to
San Carlos/Guaymas
On Sunday, January 7th we arrived at Posada del Desierto which will be our home until we get Loomba-Loomba cleaned up and put back together. Splash day is scheduled for Monday, January 15th.
Our room at Posada del Desierto

View from our front porch

Monday, December 11, 2017

Merry Christmas..............

To all of our cruising friends – we are still in the Pacific Northwest. We’ve been enjoying the kids, grandkids and the beautiful fall colors that we’ve missed for the past seven years and we are looking forward to our family Christmas. 

We’ll be arriving in San Carlos around January 6th.  Once we splash and get Loomba-Loomba put back together we will head across to Baja for a bit before crossing back to Mazatlan and then south from there. Hopefully our paths will cross somewhere during this cruising season.

To all of our PNW friends.  It is always great to re-connect with you. We wish we had more time to re-connect with all of you every summer, but the summers just whiz by – especially now that we have two grandchildren.  We do think of all of you often.