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One Day Vacation Report

July 21st, 2010 at 04:30 pm

We went to Catalina. Its so beautiful I feel like it was a dream of blue clean water, tropical fish, friendly people and beauty.

We went on a glass bottom boat. I got tickets for both of us, so I spent $37 (senior discount) on that, and $5.00 on fish food. If my photos turn out I'll try to post them, because it was totally wonderful. We fed fish in the water and they stared at us and followed the boat. The fish were utterly beautiful. I felt like the ocean there is full of rich life and thought sadly of the people near the oil spill and the devastation on animals and fish and the economy.

We didn't do much more than the one tour, we sat on benches and listened to street players and enjoyed the clean cool air. We ate at a restaurant. I spent $9 on a photo and $3 on a refrigerator magnet (I have a collection of them for new places I visit). Socorro paid for the meal and later paid for the utterly illegal home-made chocolate creme pie and coconut cream pie we had.

We went there on a fast boat and dolphins raced by us once. All in all it was a glorious adventure and I stayed within budget.

I gave the bus driver a $1 tip, which is customary. He got us home safe.

I'm going to keep doing stuff like this, especially since I can save up for specific tours in our area, or plan trips to sites I'd like to see.

I feel rich in experience today, and it didn't cost that much.

4 Responses to “One Day Vacation Report”

  1. nmboone Says:

    Sounds wonderful, glad you had a nice time!

  2. sagegirl Says:

    I am so happy you had a good time! It does sound like fun. I used to collect post cards from the places I visited, but now find the tackiest magnet I can find. :-)

  3. My English Castle Says:

    What a lovely lovely day! I feel like I had a vacation just reading your post!

  4. Jerry Says:

    That sounds fantastic, and I respect that the experience would lead you to appreciate the difference between the ocean at Catalina and what the people (and wildlife) are suffering on the Gulf Coast. There is no insurance against this kind of thing happening anywhere, alas. It sounds like a wonderful trip, especially seeing the dolphins...

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