Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mt. Shasta is quite beautiful today covered with fresh snow from the storms of past 2 weeks and a backdrop of blue sky.
Buddy Holly Story. That's what I went to see last night on stage at the Eldorado in Reno. Fun, energetic and wonderful music!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A correction for my "Foodie" friends: The soup was onion and not tortilla. A piece of toast topped with melted cheese floated on top.

Am in Sparks, Nevada and will be here for a couple weeks before beginning my drive North.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Today went to Coronado Island from Loreto. Saw fin whales, dolphins, osprey&nests,sea lions then picnic on beach and snorkeling.
"Foodie" friends: meal at house in Mulege cooked onsite by local chef. Meal was: tortilla soup, ensalada, lobster,scallops,yellowtail,shrimp,vegies,rice and flan for dessert. :-)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

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First is a picture of a poppyseed birthday cake made for me by our host in Ignacio Springs. Ignacio Springs is a lovely place to stay. Accommodations are either casitas or yurts and do have indoor bathrooms. Ignacio Springs sits on a lagoon with water from the springs and is fine for swimming and kayaking. I went swimming each day we were there and the plunge after our return from the mule ride was cool and relaxing.

Next: spy hopping and a baby Ballena Gris next to the boat.

Last picture is our Kayima host Carlos and his first child Rene. He and the baby are both happy, happy, happy. Carlos wrote a song for his daughter and played his guitar and sang the song for us and Rene.
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Pictures of our mule ride to the cave paintings in Sierra de San Francisco mountains. The mule ride was about an hour at a walking pace. We drove up a dirt road for an hour or so to a ranch named Santa Marta and got on the mules there. Permits were required and purchased for us to go see the paintings and we each had a permit for photography. As you can see the cave paintings are HUGE.
Am in Mulege today and will be back in Loreto tomorrow.

The Whale Camp "Kuyima" in San Ignacio Bay was a lot of fun and we saw many gray whales, birds and tide pool life. Spent 3 days there in camping cabins. Food every day was excellent. Had lobster the last night and guitar and singing by our host.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

At whale camp today. Many gray whale:.moms and babies, spy hops and mating. Yesterday mule ride, cave art. More later for pix.