This is their welcome sign onto the boardwalk.
This is a picture of the Hotel Pekin, our place of choice for the night - a chinese restaurant (very good food!!) with a hotel upstairs.
Once again the Mexican churces are amazing. This is the outside picture.
This is a picture of the inside.
Here we are at the entrance to the Mission
Here is a picture of the Mission church - you can see it in the distance....
This is a picture taken from the courtyard out front of the church
Here is a write up about the mission. If you double click it will enlarage and you'll be able to read it.
This is a picture of the inside of the church.
We walked around town and took a few pictures to share .....This is one of a shopping plaza downtown. Sure is clean!!
And of course - the church - Mexico has such beautiful churces.
This is a shot of an outside shopping plaza.
Here is a picture of the boat we went sailing on. It belongs to friends Rick and Wendy from San Felipe. We spent a week with them aboard this 42' sailboat, cruising the Sea of Cortez and anchoring in beautiful bays.
The 'Williwaw' anchored at Peurto Escondito
Hoisting the jib
Arrived safe and sound in San Felipe on Friday morning. Got to Rick and Wendy's around 9:30 a.m. This picture was taken in the early evening, we had a little happy hour, toasted being with good friend.
The temperature was 90 degrees. They got us a week end pass to the El Dorado Ranch resort and we hung out at the pool in the afternoons for a couple of days. Michel, Rick and Wendy played water volleyball. Here are a few shots of the resort and the games.....
Two 10 hour days of driving and here we are - in 87 degree weather - at Hoover Dam. When we pulled in we saw a sign "Helicopter ride $29.00" Neither Michel nor I have been in a helicopter before, so we jumped at the chance. The sign was a little deceiving. Over the lake was $29.00, but over the dam was $59.00 each, but we still thought it was worth it. So we took some beautiful shots of the lake and the dam from the sky.
Michel sat as co-pilot. The floor of the helicopter was glass so he could see everything.
I sat in the back seat (there is room for three) and took these shots:
The new bridge. This weekend coming is the opening of the new bridge. Then they will close the dam to traffic. We were told we were lucky - this could be our last chance to drive over the dam.....
The dam from the sky
Another one of the dam with the bridge .
When we left there was a line-up for miles.... Road construction caused this. We were waiting for almost an hour before we finally got going again.
But we were in no hurry, we had lunch while we waited and arrived in Bullhead City with plenty of time to hit the pool... Thursday we leave for El Centro, where we'll shop and spend the night. Then on Friday we'll cross at Mexicalli and drive to San Felipe where we'll meet up with friends Rick and Wendy. We'll be getting ready on the weekend for our departure Monday and a month of sailing with them at Loredo. We might not get a chance to blog while sailing, but stay posted we'll update as we can.
Today we're packing up the motorhome. Tomorrow we leave for Kelowna, where we'll spend a few days visiting family, then on Sunday October 10th we're leaving for San Felipe, MX. We're giving ourselves 5 days to get there, so we won't be 'partying' too much along the way. Then we're leaving San Felipe for La Paz with our good friends Rick and Wendy. They have a 42 foot sail boat in La Paz and we've been invited to go sailing with them! Michel is very excited about this. I too am looking forward to this adventure, as this will be my first time sailing.
I'm not sure how often we'll be able to post to the blog while we're gone, but we'll do it when we can. If not, We'll update yo'all when we get back. Bon Voyage!!!!