Thursday, March 20, 2014

Take me away...


A month ago my husband and I looked at each other and agreed that we needed to get away from it all! Mind you, we voice that opinion regularly, but there are times when one means it more than other times. We ran to the computer and quickly booked a last-minute four day cruise. We didn't even care where we went. We just wanted to go! We ended up booking a cruise from San Pedro (LA) to Catalina to Ensenada and back. Whilst on the cruise, we decided that a get-away similar this had to be a bi-annual occurrence. We travel often, but rarely by ourselves -- most often we're visiting children or parents. We enjoy those trips too, but it was fabulous getting away -- just the two of us. 

We boarded the ship and by the next day we had paddled over to Catalina. It is situated in a beautiful little harbor. I don't think it's changed much in the 80 years it's been a vacation destination...


We toured the island and ended up eating lunch in Avalon. We're all about calcium and protein...


The next day we sailed into Ensenada (Baja California). We've decided we like the gulf side of Mexico better -- more lush and tropical -- but we enjoyed the sites we saw around this city too. 


We went to La Bufadora -- a blowhole or geyser located on the pennisula near Ensenada. We also did a little shopping. So relaxing.


The last day the ship traveled slowly up the coast to home port. Yesterday we disembarked and flew home. It was the perfect get-away before the festivities of our son's wedding next month!

1 comment:

Gail Wilson said...

Lucky you! What a wonderful way to get away! Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing with us! Best of luck with the wedding!