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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Upcoming CRUISE ITINERARY . . . and MEXICO in 1973

 The Surrey Stadnyks plus Cholovik are embarking on the Norwegian Jewel on Sept. 20.
ITINERARY
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DAY
DATE
PORT
ARRIVE
  DEPART
Sat
Sep
20
4:00pm
Sun
Sep
21
10:00am
6:00pm
Mon
Sep
22
At Sea
Tue
Sep
23
8:00am
6:00pm
Wed
Sep
24
At Sea
Thu
Sep
25
8:00am
4:00pm
Fri
Sep
26
At Sea
Sat
Sep
27
At Sea
Sun
Sep
28
8:00am
4:00pm
Mon
Sep
29
11:00am
7:00pm
Tue
Sep
30
At Sea
Wed
Oct
1
9:00am
5:00pm
Thu
Oct
2
8:00am
5:00pm
Fri
Oct
3
At Sea
Sat
Oct
4
8:00am
5:00pm
Sun
Oct
5
At Sea
Mon
Oct
6
Tue
Oct
7
10:00am
7:00pm
Wed
Oct
8
At Sea
Thu
Oct
9
At Sea
Fri
Oct
10
At Sea
Sat
Oct
11
8:00am

In Houston, we’ll hop into a rented car and 5 hours later, look who we’ll see!

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Four stops in Mexico!  I love Mexican food J

The first time Diana and I were in Mexico was back in 1973.   We bought bus tickets in Winnipeg for Mexico City.  Two buses loaded at the same time for our first stop in the United States.  A woman on our bus was very anxious about her husband.  “Bill, Bill,” she cried from the bus entry step, “What good are you to me if you’re on the wrong bus?”

It took us 3 days, I think, and sometimes we had to change buses in the middle of the night.

We were so exhausted by the time we reached Monterey, Mexico, that we decided to stay a couple of days there.  Our first restaurant meal was not a winner: there were goat carcasses hanging in the window – we ordered soup:  it came watery and blackish.  I had never heard of black beans and I wasn’t impressed.

Diana, in front of the Cathedral in Monterey . . . I think  

We enjoyed Monterey.   On the last day, we even found a restaurant we liked.  Where glasses of cold water were placed in front of us.  We had been so careful not to drink anything but bottled water, but, suddenly, we both just gulped it down. . . with no ill effects.  We’d have liked to stay longer but Mexico City was calling. 
 
 Mexico City :  We couldn't speak Spanish, but somehow we got about everywhere on public transit.  And we shopped -- I bought a little green plaid jumper that I still think is cute.  Nicole even wore it just a few years ago.

Chapultepec Palace . . . I think









“Tssst, Gringa!”  Everywhere we went.

Mexico, hot, hot, HOT!