At the Purcari Winery in the village of Purcari, Moldova. Photo taken December 7, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Tiraspol, Transnistria...the country that doesn't exist.

Where are they going next? Northern Moldova. Arrive December 11th.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

California, here we come!

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that Ruth's cousin Helen and her husband Tony from England had been scheduled to come visit us here in Mexico, but Helen broke her leg and they had to cancel. Well, the leg is on the mend and they've rescheduled their trip.

Now, we're meeting them in Los Angeles, California!

It doesn't really matter to us which route we take north out of Mexico. So we had told them that we could meet them towards the end of March, virtually anywhere between Houston, Texas and Los Angeles, California.

And it turns out that the cheapest way to reschedule their flight was to fly direct from London, England to Los Angeles. So now, California, here we come!

We haven't spent much time in the Los Angeles area, so we're looking forward to seeing more of it. I'll keep my eye out for a cheap two week car rental so that we'll have some flexibility for doing day trips while Helen and Tony are visiting.

So, we will drive Sherman up to southern California and we need to be at LAX airport to pick them up on the afternoon of March 31st, exactly three months from today! They'll be with us for two weeks, and then we will head north to Canada.

So, we're excited and looking forward to that.

I was looking at our flight history for 2015. It didn't seem like we flew that much this year, but in fact we were on 12 different airplanes and in 10 different airports!

2015 flight map.

No flying yet booked for 2016, although I'm sure we'll be jetting off somewhere in early November.

Gotta go...looks like we're going for a kayak ride. Have a fun New Years Eve everyone!

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28 comments:

  1. Happy travels in the New Year, Kevin and Ruth!

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    1. Thank you Dianne, and happy travels to you too. Wishing you and John a very Happy New Year!

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  2. There's lots of traffic in the LA area. My youngest daughter couldn't figure out why we didn't want to visit her when she lived there. Now that they live in Sand Point, Idaho, we visited before they were completely settled. Lots to see and do, however, in California.

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    1. Yes, we know there is lots of traffic in the LA area, something that we aren't looking forward too. We have been through the LA area before but never stopped to check any of it out.

      Hopefully we won't spend much time in the city itself.

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  3. Wishing you a year of good health and great travels! Thank you for sharing with us less travelled folks:)

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    1. Thank you Michelle. Happy New Year to you and hoping that 2016 is everything you want it to be.

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  4. Happy 2016 to both of you, can't wait to follow your travels in the next 12 months!

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    1. Thank you Karyn! Happy New Year to you as well. We are looking forward to our travels as well this year, some that we know and others that are still a mystery.

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  5. Happy travels for 2016. See you in LA.

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    1. Thank you Helen! We can't wait to see you both either.

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  6. I lived in LA for 16 years (15 too many!) and my daughter lived there for 30. It's way to expensive and crowded for my taste but I'm sure you two will figure out a way to make it all work. This will be fun to see!

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    1. You know us, we always figure out a way to do things on the cheap. Can't do anything about the traffic though. Having said that, we really don't want to spend much time in the city itself. We're looking forward to the challenge.

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  7. Enjoy LA, we were there a few years ago and checked out Venice beach (fun), too busy and expensive for us, but I am sure you will enjoy it.

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    1. Yes, Helen already mentioned that they would like to visit Venice beach. This will be new to us all, so I am sure we will have fun. It may be expensive but that doesn't mean we will do anything that will be expensive. It will be interesting to see how things pan out.

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  8. Like the other comments, sounds like you two have it all worked out... and that's what makes life such a great adventure!

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    1. We love the planning and also trying to do and still be frugal. Unfortunately there won't be much that we can do about the traffic.

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  9. Hope you get to San Diego and maybe Tijuana!

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    1. I have been to San Diego our first year down and Kevin has been to Tijuana the same time. We'll see!

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    1. Thanks and the same to you, Ryshia!

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  11. Me too! Lived in LA area and hated it that is. Look forward to seeing how you guys do it up in budget style. Is Sherman going?

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    1. We probably won't be spending much time in the city itself, perhaps enough to see a few of the sights and they we will get out of Dodge. Yes, Sherman will be coming with us but our hopes are to rent a car and leave Sherman put in one or two different spots.

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  12. LA is a crazy place for sure. Be careful driving in that area. The drivers are nuts.

    Happy New Year!

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    1. Sherman has driven through the area before during our very first year but never stopped to check things out. Hopefully he won't be going too far into the city itself. Not looking forward to the traffic that is sure.

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  13. Well you're looking for a rental car try fox rental They seem to have the better rates but I'm not sure about LAX
    Bring your overcoat

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    1. When we went to Las Vegas for a week back in 2012 we rented from Fox and got an amazing price so we are hoping we can do that again. We will NOT be renting from the airport, that is the most expensive place to rent from.

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  14. Be fun to spend time in and around LA -- lots to do there!

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    1. Hoping to spend more time out of LA than in LA. Yes, it looks like there is lots to do there.

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