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I'm Still Here

April 7th, 2011 at 12:09 am

It's been a while since I posted, so I guess an update is in order. My dh and I have been busy traveling. In early March, we spent a week on the Oregon coast. The weather was cold and we had some rain, but it didn't dampen our spirits. We enjoyed whale watching right from the condo balcony, walked on the pristine beaches, bird-watched, and dined on fresh seafood. Our favorite restaurant is Mo's which has the BEST clam chowder. A timeshare exchange made this a very affordable trip.

In late March we were in Cabo for a niece's 25th wedding anniversary and their renewal of vows. We stayed at the Dreams resort that is pricey, especially if you choose the all-inclusive option. Through our timeshare exchange company (Interval International Getaway), I reserved a one-bedroom suite with a kitchenette for $759 for the week. We saved on meals, especially breakfast and lunch, by preparing our own. Cabo has a Costco, two Walmarts, a Sam's Club, and every American fast food restaurant you can think of. In fact, it is a Canadian and American vacation and retirement haven.

Currently, I am in NYC, spending a week with my ds who is on spring break from her teaching job in CA. We are having fun with her two-year-old grandson, but are doing lots of sightseeing while he is in pre-school. His parents are taking a vacation to Turks and Caicos while we babysit. I had never been to the annual Macy's Flower Show and it is beautiful. Not to mention that Macy's is the biggest department store I've ever been in.... with nine floors to shop, three Starbucks, a McDonalds, a full restaurant, and more. I love NYC!

Next Friday, we are off to El Salvador (1 week with family) and then flying from there to Costa Rica (two weeks of bird-watching and trekking). I've been so busy I haven't updated my travel blog but will get to it one of these days. In the meantime, another
adventure calls.


4 Responses to “I'm Still Here”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    It's good to know you are still out there living your retirement dreams! Enjoy.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Wow! So many adventures! Nice!

  3. Jerry Says:

    Your description of the Oregon Coast leads me to feel a little homesick, that is where I grew up! You are doing some really exciting things with your time, and it is inspiring to see that there is some insurance of people out there seeing the world and experiencing these kinds of activities. Keep us posted!
    Jerry

  4. Jerry Says:

    Your description of the Oregon Coast leads me to feel a little homesick, that is where I grew up! You are doing some really exciting things with your time, and it is inspiring to see that there is some

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