Well, the cruise is finally here! Tomorrow we board the Carnival Splendor for the Mexican Riviera. I just hope Hurricane Kristy doesn't make us rock and roll too much!
Judy, I thought of you Thursday afternoon as we drove near you on our way in from Arizona and over to Santa Barabara. I can't believe we picked the hottest weekend in recent memory to come over here! It has been hotter in LA and inland than over in Phoenix!
We spent yesterday sightseeing in Santa Barbara. Today we did Malibu and Santa Monica, then on down to Manhattan Beach where we had dinner at our favorite Cuban restaurant. Tomorrow morning we will have breakfast at The Kettle, the first restaurant of the founders of Mimi's Cafe. We love their breakfasts, and we have a favorite waiter who remembers us every time we visit, even though it's only once a year!
Then we'll do our annual sightseeing drive around the Rancho Palos Verdes peninsula and over the bridge to Long Beach and the Carnival Splendor. Then we'll be on a cruise!! Yahoo! See you all in a week!
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Independence of the Seas 12/29/2013 Top-notch!