Mea culpa, lo siento, my bad. Michael of Cruiseholidays.com straightened me out about Crystal and the Mexican Riviera. How I got confused about the coming Symphony schedule, I have no idea. When Crystal execs told me this was their final Mex Riv cruise, I thought they meant FINAL, not final until next time. I do know that Crystal is excited about the upcoming Pacific Coast cruises, but excitement aside, Symphony, contrary to what I thought, will be heading to the Mexican Riviera once again:
3/31/2011, 10 days Round-trip Los Angeles
11/27/2011, 7 days Round-trip Los Angeles
12/11/2011, 10 days Round-trip Los Angeles
Thanks Michael for your info.
We are in La Paz, “Baja’s Hot Spot”. Who knew?
With 250,000 people, this is Baja’s second largest city. La Paz used to be known as the “City of Pearls”. Unfortunately, all the oysters are long gone.
But first things first. Into each life some detergent will fall and it was laundry time for me. It is really neat to have a free place to do washable clothes.
La Paz, although on the ocean, depends on this port which is about a 30 minute drive to the city.
This area is booming, or trying to boom. Gary Player designed a golf course featured as part of a condo complex.
The city itself is, well a city.
As I was walking, an armed soldier standing in the back of an unmarked pickup truck passed by.
I have no idea what his assignment was. Maybe he was being disciplined.
Just a thought as I walked the shopping area.
If T-shirts suddenly disappeared, hundreds of stores all over the world would be empty.
The center of the Malecon or beach “walk” features a tall Christmas tree,
We had a table for 5, excellent service and superb food. There is no extra charge for this alternate restaurant, but Crystal suggests a gratuity of $7.00 per person. How they came up with $7.00 I have no clue, but I can imagine the “tip” meeting at the long table.
“How about $5.00?”
“I say $7.00.”
“Let’s meet in the middle at $6.00.”
“I say $7.00 and I’m the CEO!!!!!”
“$7.00 it is, let’s go to lunch.”
From dinner to the show. The production was based on Route 66. Great! Brett Bullock , the head of entertainment for Crystal Cruises, has done it again. In all the years of cruising, this is only the third time I’ve looked forward to the next show. I think we should all send Brett $7.00.