Day One/Two plus Hotel from our March 2022 Cartagena Colombia Trip


It has taken me a long time to write these posts.  I planned on doing it in April, but things just got too busy and then I forgot. 


Today’s post will have pictures from our hotel plus our first full day in Cartagena.

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September 2021 San Diego Trip (part two)


Part two starts with our third day in San Diego.  It was my birthday and I decided I wanted to spend the day north in Oceanside.  We had never gone before and I thought it could be fun.


We started our day going to the Surf Museum.

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September 2021 San Diego Trip (part one)


We had such a great trip in September.  I probably took around 1000 photos, so I thought I would share a handful with all of you.  I’ll split this up into two posts.  We were only there for four days, so part one will be days one and two.  I already shared the food, so I won’t add those again.


We tend to do a lot of hiking on our vacations.  After we arrived, we decided to first walk around Banker’s Hill.  I mostly wanted to walk on two of the bridges there.


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Food from our September 2021 Trip to San Diego


I thought I would share the food we got on our last vacation.  Our condo had a kitchen, so we were able to eat a lot of take out that way, but did eat at some restaurants, too.


Our tradition for our first day there is to always get pizza at Luigi’s at the Beach.    We went there for lunch.  I got a half slice, but my husband’s full slice is pictured below.

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San Diego Food (May 2021 trip)


We always take photos of our food on vacations, so I thought I would share our most recent ones here.  Definitely found a new favorite taco place in May!



We always get Luigi’s at the Beach for our first day in San Diego.  It’s kind of a tradition, but I know we won’t always be able to go.  But I love their huge pizza slices with ranch.

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Our May 2021 San Diego Trip


It was so nice to be able to travel again.  This should have been our 2020 trip and I’m just so glad we were finally able to go.  In fact, I just booked another visit in September for my birthday.  It’s getting harder and harder to come back home.  I thought I would share some pictures and things we did.


We stayed at The Dana in Mission Bay and this was the view between our blinds.

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Goodreads Monday 5/17/21


Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.

It’s getting hard to remember which ones I’ve done already, so I’m sorry if you see a book pop up on these more than once.  It will happen.  Probably a lot.

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Where we want to visit in 2020.


Yes, I’m already thinking ahead to 2020.  It’s probably good because I’m surprised at how many hotels are already sold out in places for next February and March.


After a bit of research, we’re 99% sure we’re going to go to Nicaragua.  I decided on Granada since it has all the history and is safer than the capital.  It’s also popular with tourists and safety here is our number one concern.  We don’t plan on renting a car.  For safety reasons, we’ll do tours, use taxis, and maybe a bus.  I’m still looking to see if I can find a day tour to Costa Rica, but I’m not sure if that will happen.


I have some travel books already, but I found some pictures using bing to share.  *I do not own these and all were on bing images.*



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Our Belize Trip (part two)


This will be my last post about our vacation.  I’m still on our third day.  After leaving Placencia, we decided to drive up the coast a bit to Hopkins.  My book said that all the beaches there are public.  The village is a Garifuna village.  It took us awhile to figure out where to park and we weren’t even sure we were right.  But the bar owner explained that the short streets to the coast are for parking.


It was a bit cooler here and the water was so warm.  The beach wasn’t as clean as in Placencia (my husband picked up plastic for them).  We had a couple drinks at the bar, swam a bit, and just hung out.  I really liked it.  After leaving, we drove around a bit and stopped at an art shop to buy something unique to bring home.  More about that below.



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