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Apr 19, 2017 - Made it to Snta Rosalia

4/19 Got a LATE start...noon ... but Bon is a determined driver and we made it to this fine town. The last time we stayed overnight here was in '77 on our bike trip down the coast and Baja. This time much has changed! The old mine is a museum and we stayed in a motel which once had been the storage buildings for the mine equipment, etc. See photo. 4/20 After a huge day of driving Bon got us as far as Encinata and our last O.N. in MX. On the way into town just before the last Military Inspection stop, we were passed by no less than 17!...

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Apr 17, 2017 - Final days 'on the dunes'

4/17 Soon after the Jette departure we began the camp 'take down'... We were able to meet up with Moonstone for a dinner 'party' at her wonderful home. Plus, a lunch with Terry and Maxine ... Lots of chatting about 'The Situation' and what's to become of it, us, US, etc...No answers, only questions and anger and trepidation...

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Apr 12, 2017 - Jettes in Baja

4/12 We have been tripping around ... beaches, mountains, Baja Beans, La Paz, La Ventana, etc. Rustic camping does not seem to be too hard for the family although, I know they miss their showers and other comforts of home. I must say this will definitely be my last trip down camping. Been fighting a cold, cough, and general tiredness. With the hot days and very cold nights the Jettes have been trying to acclimate...not enough warm stuff for a good night sleep. Plus, their first day on the beach they were not aware of how fast the sun...

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Apr 11, 2017 - Mexico.

After leaving Los Angeles we sail south towards Mexico. The temperature is rising and I'm enjoying the sunshine. The dynamics have changed on the ship with a lot of the Australians having left and more British and Americans boarding. Not least amongst the changes has been that use of the "pokies" (slot machines) has plummeted. It used to be there was hardly ever one standing unattended, now banks of them are standing all alone. The entertainment is good with the comedian Alan Stewart performing. His act is more centred on the Brits and a...

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Apr 4, 2017 - Carter's Appeal

This Isn't the Real America By Jimmy Carter The Los Angeles Times Monday 14 November 2005 In recent years, I have become increasingly concerned by a host of radical government policies that now threaten many basic principles espoused by all previous administrations, Democratic and Republican. These include the rudimentary American commitment to peace, economic and social justice, civil liberties, our environment and human rights. Also endangered are our historic commitments to providing citizens with truthful information,...

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Mar 29, 2017 - Onward to Todos with short stop in La Paz

3/29 Since we had to stay in a luxury suite in Constitucion, we had wifi of course and got caught up, ha! TV had tons of stations but of course all Spanish. I'm needing to catch up my Spanish, and you know how fast the English goes now days on TV (I miss half of it now unless I'm totally focused on it)! Well , forget the Spanish language stations! We were amazed at the progress made on the highway from Constitucion to La Paz, only a couple stretches remain before it is totally new and WIDE! Amazing... It took only a bit over 3 hours to...

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Mar 28, 2017 - To Ciudad Constitucion

3/28 Bon forged onward, total of 500 more miles...countryside still greener than most other years! Arrived in Consitucion about 7, just as the darkness got total. Stayed at Hotel Oasis, no others had room!? First time we've encountered full accommodations! 840 pesos...a suite was all that was available!

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Feb 5, 2017 - Cabo San Luca, Mexico. Anne’s Birthday & Whale Watch

Sunday Feb 5, & Monday Feb 6 2017 Cabo San Luca, Mexico Anne’s Birthday & Whale Watch Anne celebrated her birthday on board. The crew decorated our room with ornaments and a “Happy Birthday” banner, much to our surprise. We were at sea most of the day and the officers presented a Bar-B-Q on the pool deck. Captain Jose served the dessert and the Executive Chef, Monica was at the Webber grill. The ship entered the port late in the afternoon and anchored in the bay. This afforded us the view of a beautiful sunset before dinner. But our...

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Nov 11, 2016 - Jet skis to Santa Maria Cove

Friday, November 11th: Jet Skis and Snorkeling Weather: Hot and sunny with a light breeze Route: Cabo Azul Resort --> Mega Mall via local 'Urbano' bus --> Cabo San Lucas via Intercity bus --> Pemex Gas Station across from the City Club --> FullSpeed Jet Ski east of Medano Beach On Tuesday, after we had found the jet ski tour we wanted online, we had arranged by phone to meet the FullSpeed Tours agent, Odo, at 10:00 today. We made sure we were on the local 'Urbano' bus to the Mega Mall by 9:00. Having ridden the local and intercity buses...

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Nov 10, 2016 - Sailing to Santa Maria Cove

Thursday, November 10th: Sailing and snorkeling Weather: hot and dry Route: Cabo Azul Resort --> Mega Mall via local 'Urbano' bus --> Cabo San Lucas via Intercity bus --> Cabo San Lucas Marina Our private sailing/snorkeling tour was reserved for 13:00. We lingered over a late breakfast of yogurt, fruit, granola and toast (I finished off the fish leftovers) before walking to the corner to catch the local Urbano bus -- a repurposed school bus -- to take us to the Mega Mall. Even though we were familiar with this ride we were perplexed at the...

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Nov 9, 2016 - A Lazy Day

Wednesday, November 9th: Another day in Paradise Weather: sunny 89F Route: to the pool Today was designated as a day of rest for the member couple. The three guests were happy to spend another relaxing day enjoying this luxurious resort. The members had an obligatory breakfast marketing meeting but were free by 10:00, in time to catch the last half of the stretching class. The three of us had already finished our aerobics of choice by then. Since we had all eaten a late, large breakfast, lunch was a late-afternoon grazing meal of tortilla...

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Nov 8, 2016 - Something for everyone

Tuesday, November 8th: Chillin' at Cabo Azul Weather: sunny and 89F with 29% humidity Route: room--> beach --> pool --> room --> supermarket --> room --> beach --> room Today the Diamond Resorts members elected to take advantage of a long all-day members-only bus tour to La Paz, including catamaran sailing and a shopping stop in Todos Santos on the way home. The only caveat was they must also attend a marketing breakfast tomorrow. Rather than plan excursions of our own, I and the two other guests chose to enjoy the many offerings of the...

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