Travel

We're taking a road trip to the Southwest

Yay! This week we’re headed out on a roadtrip. And it’s to one of my favorite places…the Southwest. Travel along with us as we travel through Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and California. Wow! that sounds like a lot! We’re actually still formulating our plan and where to go. We’ll take our dogs, the kayaks and our mt. bikes. We’ll be stopping in some cool places and taking lots of photos with our new camera! And we’re…

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We Camped at Playa Escondida on the Sea of Cortez

We’re back in Bend, Oregon. We left Todos Santos on the 25th. We stopped on the Sea of Cortez at Playa Escondida for a couple days of R & R. We love camping on the beach! We snorkeled and swam and caught the rays! It was hot! About 105, maybe more. We built a great little camp with a palapa hut. The views were beautiful! The water was my favorite color! I call it mediterranean green. But maybe I should…

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Spent the day in Todos Santos

We played tourist today. You can see my friend from Seattle below with Greg. She flew in on Sunday and we picked her up in Cabo. Today we wandered around Todos Santos showing her the sights. First, we stopped at the Cultural Center and looked at art and learned some history of the area. I like this Frida Kahlo painting below. There are lots of little galleries and shops to explore. This carved door below is at artist Charles Stewart’s…

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Traveling to Todos Santos

Last  Friday we camped at Playa Santispac on Bahía Concepción on the Sea of Cortez. We headed toward Todos Santos on Saturday morning. On this leg of our trip we traveled very long, straight stretches of roadway through a whole lot of nothing but desert for hours on end. Although we did get to see some goats when we stopped for road construction work on the highway. You can barely make out the goat amongst the bushes below. We pulled over…

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On the road to Bahía Concepción

Last Friday we headed out toward Bahía Concepción on the Sea of Cortez from Bahía de Los Angeles. This is an area that we really love. We spent 3 days there last year on our return trip up Baja and this time wanted to explore a different playa (beach) in that same area. First we stopped in Guerro Negro and got our tourist visas and passports stamped at the immigration office. We were glad we were there on a Friday…

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Our drive to Bahía de Los Angeles

Last Thursday we got up early after spending the night in El Rosario and we headed out toward Bahía de Los Angeles. This is an area we have seen on the map but have never been. We couldn’t find much online about it either. We decided if the weather was nice we would go for it. Otherwise we would stay in Guerro Negro which is where we get our tourist visas. So we hit the road. The desert was in bloom.…

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Notes from the road

We began our drive to Baja on Sunday. First stop, Harbin Hot Springs in Northern California. This was a surprise birthday present from Greg to me. What a sweet man he is! Now I don’t have any photos from this part of our trip because they don’t allow any picture taking at the Hot Springs but I do have links to some photos from the Harbin website. We stayed in one of the Tent Cabins that was really cool. Part…

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We're on Our Way

The Trees Sing to the River, Acrylic on Paper, Framed 24″ x 20″ By L. Gruger Oh Happy Day, we’re on our way! It’s been a very hectic week! But tomorrow we leave on our road trip to Baja, Mexico – destination, Todos Santos. It will be a long drive from Bend, Oregon! We had lots to pack but now we’re done! Hopefully we’ll be up early and on the road by 8 a.m. That’s the plan anyway. I didn’t get all my paintings done.…

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We're going travelling

We’re going on a road trip to Baja. It’s going to be a nice getaway especially after the past month we’ve gone through with my Mom passing. Greg and I will be gone for 2 months. I sure am looking forward to it! I have to say we don’t think of this time as a “vacation” though because we both will be working while we’re gone except when we’re driving of course, but we will be having fun and enjoying…

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Postcrossing.com Postcards and Travel

I do love to travel! But since my purse strings are tight right now, I decided to join Postcrossing.com This is a website where you send and recieve postcards from all over the world! And a great way to discover new places to travel! I find it very inspiring. It’s fun to see the stamps and images from the cards and getting a hand written message from someone. I also love getting mail. Real mail that you get in the…

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Christmas Tree Expedition

On Sunday we went on an excursion to get our Christmas Tree. We packed our lunch with yummy tuna salad sandwiches, some easy to peel satsumas and hot spicy chai tea. We got our snow gear together and loaded the doggies and off we went. Happy the 4 wheel drive got fixed on the truck cause it was pretty snowy where we were headed. First stop, the Vistor’s Bureau located down at the Old Mill District to pick up a…

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Good bye Costa Rica

We took the bus down to Cahuita on Wed. and ate lunch at a restaurant there and then took a hike along the jungle trail that is at the Preserve near the south end of town. The trail goes along the beach and through the jungle out to a point. It took a couple hours! We saw some lizards, leaf carrying ants, a big spider, lots of flowers and unusual plants and a giant blue butterfly that was amazing! Before…

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