|Dates:||15 Oct 2017 - 9 Dec 2017|
|Duration:||1 month, 3 weeks|
Sunset over Catalina Island!
Live music by the warm saltwater pool at our timeshare in Newport Coast.
Newport Coast for the next nine days
Jean and Alfie's home in Ventura the smoke is gone!
Alfie's land in the mountains. Big fire in Ventura so we had to evacuate.
Santa Barbara marina. Used to live close to here.
Kevin and Sandy surfing in Ventura, California
Kyon with nana wearing grandpas hat.
Jean and Sandy in downtown Ventura with Indy.
Kyon with nana wearing his new Hawaiian outfit from Guatemala.
My SeaStar, Jean editing her amazing videos on her computer.
Looking forward to getting Jamie and Kelly here to reunite with cousins, Angel, Pamela and Shelly and meet their nephew Kyon for the first time.
Grandpa Alfie, Kyons idol.
Ever heard of the Glendale train station. Pretty cool yea?
Great views of the ocean front on our train ride from San Diego to Ventura. Great way to travel.
The San Salvador even older.
Star of India a very cool square rigger.
University of San Diego.
Cabrillo National Monument CA
Cabrillo National Park.
Barabara and Bill, Kevin’s first cousin, our amazing San Diego hosts. Thanks guys for the amazing tour of the city and beaches!
Sea lions in San Diego
You’re kidding me. Seriously, people swimming with water temperatures 59 - 61 and they call this good swimming conditions. LOL
Bill working on the computer.
Our cousin Barbara and Bills beautiful back yard in San Diego.
Sandy in San Diego!
San Diego. Back in the USA! Home sweet home!
Another beautiful day on the Pacific Ocean! Happy Thanksgiving we will be in San Diego tomorrow .
Off the Coast of Cabo San Lucas. Wish we could have stopped here!
Our cruise ship is docked across the street from Walmart. There is a mall next to it with mostly our stores and a food court that is all American. No wonder you see so many heavy Mexicans. Lol
Enjoying a glass of wine and catching up on WiFi at Roberto’s Bar Cafe overlooking famous Banderas Bay boardwalk.
Very nice waterfall Dolphin statue on the boardwalk.
The sea horse and the boy is a famous icon statue of Puerto Vallarta.
Gorgeous church in Puerto Vallarta.
And this is the church that is named after the patron saint of our Lady of Guadalupe and the top is a replica of the crown worn by Maximilian’s wife when he was Emperor.
We’re now at Puerto Vallarta. This is a huge and very clean town. Off to explore. Will be here until 10:30 pm.
Sandy's hammock chair on the balcony . This is really starting to look like home!
Happy birthday to my brother Greg 64! How did that happen?
We are in Mexico in Huatulco I was last here with Britt and Tom for Britt's bachelor party. We flew into Huatulco and drove north to Puerto Escondido. That was a great time!
Awesome dancers and Chiapas, Mexico
Chiapas, Mexico, nice pool and bar
We have company.
Our Nicaraguan Pilot getting on board for our stop in Corinto.
Beautiful church in Costa Rica.
Just made it to Costa Rica. Have internet again.
The Holland American crew put on a great show last night.
Panama City. Wow
Art Museum in Panama City.
Bridge of the America. First time cruising in the Pacific.
Our neighbor in the next lock
The Culebra Cut the most difficult stretch of the Canal .
Passing a Norwegian Cruise ship in the Panama Canal locks.
Lots of Ships on lake Gatun the largest man made lake in the world.
Leaving the locks back under our own power !
One of the mules that drag you through the locks
In to the lake
The first set of lock gates just closed. On our way up!
We are definitely a Panamax ship about two feet to spare
The first lock actually the first two locks known as the Gatun Locks.
Our escort through the Canal
The new bridge to mirror the bridge of the Americas on the west coast
Just entering the Panama Canal. Bucket List!
Bye bye Aruba. Would have loved to stay longer. See you in April for Justine’s and Abe’s wedding.
Stopped by and saw our Airbnb in Aruba for Chauchy’s wedding in April. Very nice huge two bedroom across the street from EagleBeach. Wonder where in the world Jamie and Kelly will be. If I can make it they’ll have a nice place to stay.
Our favorite spot under the Shadytree.
Eagle beach in Aruba, our favorite!
Love Aruba! The happy island.
The famous I heart Aruba sign!
Hanging out in Aruba!
The Pilot boat in Aruba
Overcast Haiti is just out of sight. Straight shot to Aruba from here!
We're off the coast of Cuba and we are not alone out here.
Finally made it on the cruise ship. Long wait due to previous cruise going thu immigration.
Cruise ship munchkins. Lol
First time on a cruise with a balcony and it is quite a large one. We actually have a handicap unit. We are on Holland American Westerdam. Made it through the safety drill and now enjoying a glass of wine watching the sunset on our balcony. Doesn’t get any better than this. Thank you Tim Callnan for the ride to the cruise ship. 😘⛴👍🏻😎
Sunset from our balcony, let the cruise begin!
Found Tom Lauttenbach again he's working on a project to keep golden crabs alive. I've never even heard of golden crabs but apparently there great and they love them in China!
Breakfast with the Callnans at Bagel Twins in Delray Beach.
One our favorite bars in Savannah Riverwalk, Bayou Cafe.
Harlan was not on board to bad would have loved to touch base
The Michael Rose! I spent almost two weeks on this 167 foot beauty in the Bahamas diving while In my Trammell Crow Days. The boat belongs to Harlan Crow Trammell’s son who runs the commercial company.
Boating on the Savannah River
Sandy decided to ride to Southern California .
Made it to Savannah . We're going to uber in to town and the River Walk after a shower.
Lunch in SC on our way to Savannah!
Back home for Halloween. Kevin had a new design for his pumpkin this year. We had 55 trick or treaters this year, down from 63 last time we were home for Halloween. Last year we spend it on our boat headed to the FL Keys. On our way to Savanna today for a couple of days, (road trip) then on to Delray Beach to visit family. Our 17 day cruise takes off from Ft Lauderdale on November 8, to San Diego through the Panama Canal.
Starting our adventure with the Hampton Snowbird Rendezvous in Hampton Virginia. We were there from Thursday, October 12 to Sunday, October 15. Great time meeting up with boaters new and old. We had planned on continuing our trip south on the boat as far as Belhaven North Carolina, very quaint little town with great restaurants, yoga classes, and they love boaters. We returned home a week early on Sunday because it was a beautiful day to travel and the next week look like windy cold weather. Happy to be back at the beach!
We love the awesome dock master at the public piers in Hampton.Tom who has planted this garden as his hobby. He encourages all the boaters to take vegetables from the garden.
|Dates:||15 Oct 2017 - 9 Dec 2017|
|Duration:||1 month, 3 weeks|