Friday, November 10, 2017

Pictures from My Trip

Would you believe I actually downloaded the pictures from my phone to my laptop? Amazing, huh? I have my cousin to thank for that, though. She’d been texting me for pictures of my family and I couldn’t ignore her. She can be very persistent!

Let me start out saying that I think that vacation was the most relaxing I’ve had in a long time. We didn’t schedule a lot of stuff to do, which really made a difference. We could just do whatever whenever. I loved it! You wanted pictures, right? Well, here you go! Remember, you can click on the picture to make it larger. Oh, and be on the lookout for a video of our camel adventure!

This was taken at the aquarium in La Jolla, CA.

I took this while Hubby drove on the bridge to Coronado
Island. It's quite a long and sweeping bridge, as you can see it
ahead. The island is just off San Diego, located in the bay.

Here's a picture of the bridge from the island.

Loved this windmill (or wind art?). I missed getting
the girl's head, but you can see her "hair" trailing behind.
By the way, the tires spun in the wind.

A picture of San Diego, taken from Coronado Island.

I love the WTF Forecast app on my phone.
I believe it got hotter than 91 that day, though.

This is Goleta Beach. My parents' house is less than 5 miles from here. I was
kind of sad to see the condition. Those rocks didn't exist before. But I guess
a huge storm came through and tore up the beach. The rocks were used to
keep the deterioration down. Still, there's no way to get down to the beach
without crawling over the rocks (although you probably wouldn't want to
at high tide, like it was when I took this picture).

Beautiful day at Goleta Beach (which really isn't a beach anymore--boo hoo).

Palm Trees!

This is Long Beach harbor, taken from our ship. The Queen Mary is peeking
over there on the left side of the picture.

Cabo San Lucas. You can tell it's a port when you see Senor Frogs!
They're all over the Caribbean, too.

What a face, huh?

Hubby and me on our camel, Mayor. I couldn't remember our guide's
name (bad me). He led us around the beach. Mayor was a slow poke, though.
He never wanted to stay with the rest of the group!

Above is a short video (about 2 minutes) of our camel adventure taken by the tour via a drone. There isn't any sound, but the picture is pretty awesome. And that beach!! Yeah, I'm a sucker for a pretty beach. If you watch this, just know that Hubby and I are always way in the back away from the rest of the group.

FYI - a camel's lips are very soft.

Lots of cacti.

Gotta show a picture of Hubby and me.

On Halloween night, I was told I could get a scary cheesecake
for dessert. I thought it was more cute than scary. :)

Puerto Vallarta.

Chocolate DOES grow on trees!

The blue agave plant, which is used to make tequila.

Behind Hubby is a tequila factory. Honest. It's that small. Their tequila,
while very good, cannot be bought in the stores. Only locally. They just
don't have the capacity to distribute any further.

Another shot of Puerto Vallarta (taken from the ship).

Yes, even Walmart and Sam's have invaded Mexico!

Pretty sunset. Going down to Mexico, our room faced east. Going back home,
we got to enjoy the sunset from our room.

What cruise can be complete without a drink?
I ordered a Sex on the Beach. It was pretty tasty.

I woke up early on the day we were to leave the ship.
So glad I did. The moon was GORGEOUS!

I hope you enjoyed the pictures. Maybe on Monday I'll tell you more about the tequila we tasted.

Happy Friday!



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Like the cheesecake.
Bummer about the beach but I guess a rocky beach is better than no beach.
And love that weather app!

JeffO said...

Camels have a reputations for being rather 'fickle' in their moods. Hope yours was nice at least!

When I see that shot of Puerta Vallarta from the ship, you realize how big those cruise ships are. It's almost scary. Glad you had a nice, relaxing time, thanks for sharing!

Maria Zannini said...

I'm not sure what that says about me that I recognized the blue agave but not the cacao tree. LOL.

re: camel
I love that your camel is holding up the rear.

I'm glad you had such a good time.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Alex - That weather app (WTF Forecast) is so funny. You can make it as obscene as you want, too.

Jeff - I took those pictures of Puerto Vallarta from Deck 10 of the ship. Yeah, it's pretty high!

Maria - Mayor was like, "I don't care what you want me to do, I'm gonna do what I want." I think the tour guides knew this, too, since they made SURE we were in the back. Haha!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Great pics! Wow, a camel ride on the beach. What an experience. We rode a camel at a Renaissance festival one time, but it would be LOTS better at the beach, because EVERYTHING'S better at the beach. :)

That cheesecake is cute, but scary? Nah. Well, hopefully, it tasted scary good.

The Happy Whisk said...

I love a zero to light scheduled vacation. Cool beans on the downloading. Wow, great shots. Just got back from watching your video. I love that you posted video. Will you post more? Agree, more cute than scary but still a fun dessert. Looks like an excellent adventure. Very flippin' cool.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Susan - Can't say the cheesecake tasted scary good, but it was edible. Can't say the same for the other stuff they put on it! Too much sugar!!!

Ivy - I rarely record video, but when I do, I put it on YouTube so I can share it on my blog.

The Happy Whisk said...

I get that. Makes sense.