Everything is awesome when we are Living the Dream

After 8 months back in Montana, spending great times with family and friends, having a condo built making Helena our home base, we are once again on the road.  Our plans are to spend 3 months with our toes in the warm waters of the Sea of  Cortez.

Listed below are a few of the things we did on our way to the US/Mexico border:

Traveled on snowy roads from Helena to Spokane.  It was fun to meet up with friends Micki and Bob in Superior for lunch.

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What a treat it was to spend the night in the beautiful and historic Davenport Hotel.  It was also nice to visit with my niece, Nikki and her fiance.

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It was a long day of driving but we made it all the way to Rich’s hometowns of Redding & Cottonwood.  Loved seeing Rich’s family and friends and saying a heartfelt goodbye to his mom who had passed away a month ago.  Believe it or not, but it was warm enough to wash the truck!

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We are off again…set the GPS for Los Angeles and put in an audiobook.  We met up with a friend of Rich’s who he had not seen in 40 years.  Dick and Pat were such gracious hosts…it seemed like Rich and Dick were able to just pick up where they had left off (yep, drinking beer 🙂


Along with Dick and Pat as our guides, we hit several local spots…

Point Vicente Lighthouse on the Palas Verdes peninsula

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The Aquarium of the Pacific and the Queen Mary in Long Beach

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The LaBrea Tar Pits which are right in the middle of Los Angeles

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and walked along Rodeo Drive!!  It was a great stay…thanks Dick and Pat!


Headed to San Diego to meet up with our Baja travel buddies…only to find out that they had a vehicle accident in San Diego (thankfully only damage to the vehicle), so they will have to postpone their departure down the Baja for several weeks until their vehicle is repaired.  So in our usual fashion, we had to commiserate over some margaritas and will await their arrival in Los Barrilles.

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We were planning on wandering around Old Town on Sunday, but it is raining!!  So we are watching some football with Vern & Joan and will go do some exploring if the rain ends.

Tomorrow morning we will pick up the standup paddle board we purchased here in San Diego (good idea Chaser!) and head to the border on our own.  This will be a real test of our adventurous spirit!! especially with our limited knowledge of the Spanish language.  At least we can find the banos and order a cervasa! Hola…wishing us safe travels and will post our adventures once we get to Los Barrilles.


About Rich and Deb Hendrix

Rich and Deb have retired and are now living the dream. We are loving our time in Montana, spending winters in the Baja, checking out the sights and enjoying life.
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One Response to Everything is awesome when we are Living the Dream

  1. Maria says:

    Looking and sounding like lots of fun!!!! Great visits right from the start!!! and now more adventures!!! Thanks for sharing your fun!!!

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