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Hey ya’ll.

After a much needed social media break (sans Facebook – which might become a permanent separation) – I’m back and feeling refreshed.

Bill and I took to the California roadways in the past month.

We left a snowy Lake Tahoe in Nevada to the rain soaked and blooming neighboring state – blanketed in 50 shades of green and everything else on the color wheel.

In Sacramento the water nearly lapped Highway 50 and ducks by the thousand floated in their glory.

Working our way to Point Reyes via Hwy 37 and 1 the narrow windy roads overflowed in lushness.

“Oh my gosh – look at that.” must have passed our lips 100 times – it’s a wonder that we didn’t wreck.

The ocean sparkled, colors popped, pebbles glistened and the ice plants reached for the skies.

The desert was alive with yellow and purple as far as the eye could see. Mother nature nurtured.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Inverness

Low tide at the Tomales Bay Resort Marina

Wrecked in Point Reyes

Old Man and the Sea

Dunes of Ice Plants

Glistening Pebbles

My Man

Where Ice Plants Meet the Pacific

Driftwood Art

California Cypress

Blooming Prickly Pear Cactus

Sandstone Dunes at Red Rock Canyon

Keyhole at Red Rock Canyon

They Call it Mellow Yellow

Guillermo

Cactus at Red Rock

Spring has Sprung

Catalina Island

We have big plans this year.  Stay tuned….

Bienvenidos. Welcome to the Southern Hemisphere

But first – I’ll digress.

Unplugged – that’s what we are.  The first day was hard – a few anxious moments – a nagging urge to connect – a smoker without a cigarette – a singer without a voice – okay a person without a cell phone but hey it could be “that” bad.

“I’ll be damned to pay caviar prices for ship time wifi.” “Let the the withdrawals begin.” or NOT!

Reading, playing cards, sunbathing, watching movies under the stars, yoga, gym time and copious treks around the boats occupy our time.

Cabo Arch

The boat’s first stop was Cabo San Lucas where we chose to stay on board – nothing like stopping in your own backyard. Images of shopping lists danced in our heads – Home Depot, Costco and Mega – that’s the only reason one goes to Cabo. Right?

SarchiOxCartIn Puntarenas, Costa Rica we hired a driver to take us to the small town of Sarchi – home to colorful handcrafted oxen carts. To our dismay the craftsman opened a huge store and filled it with tourist….

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The highlight of the day was a field of delicious blooming sugar cane.

Crossing the Equator at 7:50 am December 11th was cause for a big cruise celebration or so we’ve heard.

Today we go in search for the best pisco sour in Lima, Peru…

Pisco Sours