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Emilie Vardaman
on the road
Retired! What I was born to be.
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What a fun cruise! And you stopped in some of my favorite places. Loreto is number one for me. I think it's one of my favorite places of all I've visited in Mexico. And right behind it are Mazatlán and then La Paz. Notice they're all on the Sea. I hope a new cruise line begins that route. Perfect for me would be a small ship cruise.
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I'm w-a-y behind in reading your blog and settled in with it tonight. OMG!!! Up to a friggin' Plan D! And in several very not-so-good twists! At least you got more family time. There's at least that. I'm currently in Aurora, Colorado, outside Denver. I had a Plan A, then a Plan B. My trip home will move me into Plan C. But none of my plan switches were as complex as yours!! A small problem here: I'm signed in to Typed on my old email. I can't recall the password in order to make changes, so I guess I'll switch accounts or re sign up for your blog under my new email (that is now almost becoming old). Will be catching up with the two of you over the next several days. Hope it's better!
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What a fabulous drive! I have a friend from Sahuaripa and his family also makes bacanora. I get yummy samples and little gifts from time to time. I've never taken that route and have often thought of it. I've made it to Nacozari a few times, then down to Montezuma and east to the almost-end of the paved roads. Another wonderful trip. On your return, consider crossing at Naco and head south just east of Cananea along the Ruta Rio Sonora. Friends have a lovely motel in Banamichi and just south of there are the hot springs. Lemme know next time you're near! I could have met you for breakfast at BBC and gladly will next time.
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My goodness! You are busy morning till night! I am not sure I could keep up with the four of you. I can't imagine being in the presence of those museums, the Eiffel Tower, and the fine French food. For me, though, I think I'd breeze through Paris and head to the villages. I am not much of a city person and like quieter spots. Well, maybe a day in Paris. Or three.
Toggle Commented Jul 3, 2018 on Summer 2018: Paris I at Tierra de Tortugas
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O, I love Guanajuato! I was only there for three days about fifteen years ago, but it's at the top of my list for a place to revisit. And I can see that I need to stay at least a month! Thank you. Hope your 2018 is fabulous. I'll be down on the 13th (going straight to El Pelón!). Hopefully we'll run into one another.
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Thankfully, I just got a small dose of Frida at the Heard Museum in Phoenix or this post would have made me a bit crazy. Someday I will get there. I made it to the park once, but didn't even know about the canals and boats back then. What a shame! I felt fortunate just to see the wonderful museum. Thanks so much for sending out this blog. Vicarious travel can be pretty good.
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Mexico City. Again! You are really trying to get me to head down there, I think. Actually, I have a friend somewhere in that big city who is insisting we come down one day. His apartment is tiny but he says he'll find us a good, affordable place for a month. I so much want to visit Frida's home, Bellas Artes, and so much more. Thans for the nudge!
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I had no idea Cambridge was this beautiful! Thanks for this post.
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Ah, Perry, always good to have a scoundrel or two in our past. I read the book "Curious Incident" and loved it. I had heard about a play, and it is a must-see after reading. One thing that impresses me over and over and over again is the fabulous transportation in Europe. How i wish I could travel the US in the same way! The last bus to my neighborhood at night leaves town at 6 pm. No way to go out for an evening by bus. I can bus to the grocery story but the one home is about an hour and a half later. I truly don't need that long to pick up some milk and bread. Anyway, I am so much enjoying your adventures this summer!
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2016 on Summer 2016: London at Tierra de Tortugas
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I love those narrow walking streets in Europe. Somehow we in the US missed out on those. And I surely enjoyed your commentary on the prize-winning beach architecture. Ugh! If I ever make it to Europe, I'm having Carolyn make all my reservations. She finds such fabulous places! The wonderful bull t-shirt. No thanks. Electric toilet? Well, I'd like to maybe try it. Once. Who knows though. Perhaps I could be a trend setter in Naco.
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2016 on Summer 2016: San Sebastian at Tierra de Tortugas
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Bilbao looks like a fabulous city! I know I'd love it. Thanks for the tour.
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2016 on SUMMER 2016: Bilbao at Tierra de Tortugas
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It is my hope to walk a part of the Compostela trail in the next year or so. If you're in any other communities along the trail, I surely want to hear about them! The hardest part will be deciding which part to walk. Enjoy!
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What a wonderful three weeks of food, people, art and adventure. And did I mention food? What a fabulous city. I simply must overcome my resistance to large cities and get there again one day. I head out Monday early for the Pacific Northwest. I've never wandered there and cannot wait! Check my blog for trip and lotsa photos.
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I have a love-hate relationship with Mexico City. The size is overwhelming, as is the traffic. I remember streets with six lanes EACH direction. On one of this streets, I witnessed an ambulance trying to get through. No one would move over for it though the siren blared. But, those little tree-lined side streets, the murals, the parks, oh! I loved them so. Street food! Now I am drooling.
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2015 on More of Mexico: Mexico City 1 at Tierra de Tortugas
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For a crazed moment I thought you'd gone to Puerto Vallarta because it's cooler than Kino, but at 200 degrees and 200 percent humidity, I guess not! Enjoy DF and especially enjoy the cool!
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Such a fun post! I have long wanted to do the Copper Canyon trip. After looking at your photos, it may have to happen soon.
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I loved the quote by Percy Shelley. Some day I must find out if it affects me in the same way. But a twelve-mile tunnel??? Is there another route? Oh, PLEASE say there is!
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Another beautiful city. So sorry about the iPad! But hooray for iCloud. I guess I had better learn about it too.
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Dijon!! I would still be sampling the mustards, I am sure. I have always wanted to visit France. For me, mostly the smaller towns and villages. Thanks for taking me along.
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Wow! What a journey. And it has only begun. I look forward so much to following your travels through the blog. I will be in Louisville in a few weeks - a favorite city of mine, too. My sister is there and one of my nieces is getting married. Woo! Have fun, fun, fun.
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Wonderful drive up to San Ignacio! I hope you enjoyed your stay at Casa Leree. I have a friend in San Ignacio I stayed with last year, and if I get there this year, will do so again. She went down for a vacation about ten years ago and is still there. And Guerrero Negro next! Say hello to the whales for me.
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I live in Naco and will head down mid to late September, depending on the heat. I surely look forward to getting to know the two of you and hearing more, first hand, of your travels.
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2012 on GUADALAJARA at Tierra de Tortugas
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As usual, beautiful writing and beautiful photos. Now I want to go to Guadalajara - a place I'd thought I might avoid. I am not a big city person, but I may just have to visit Carlos at Orchid House.
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2012 on GUADALAJARA at Tierra de Tortugas
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