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$2800 - 2 BR - 1150sf - 429 Euclid - Oak - Onsite Pkg Soon

Door To Enclosed/Secured Porch

Enter secured 2 BR Apt from porch Stairs go to landing

Landing to top floor

Kitchen 8 x 13

Kitchen 8 x 13

Enter 18 x 27 Dining/Living Room From Stair
Years ago a tenant made an area the size of the bright part of the carpet in the photo into a great fenced play area for their child to explore

Bath 11 x 9.5

3 x 3 Shower at Left

Tub Not Used - Save Water

Bedroom 1 - 11 x 18

BR 1 Closet 6.5 x 6.5

Bedroom 1 - 11 x 18 - 3 Windows

Bedroom 2 - 10 x 14 - 1 Large Window

Bedroom 2 Closet 4 x 6

Bedroom 2 - With Rug

Kathleen and Paul are owners and live on site. So you'll get quick response to your needs and access to your washer/dryer in the basement.

Your apartment is only 100 feet from Grand Avenue and only 100 more to beautiful Lake Merritt where the winter birds are arriving. And runners abound.

Your Saturday Farmer's Market is closeby under/around I-580. Trader Joe's is just a few more feet. Whole Foods Market is walkable from your apartment. Sprouts Farmers Market is on Broadway and Safeway is closeby on Grand Ave.

Then there's the classic Grand Lake Theater. You'll find many good restaurants on Grand and Lakeshore. Walking Grand Ave and Lakeshore at night always reminds me of the Left Bank of Paris.

This area truly is a gem and Kathleen and I are glad and happy to live here. You will be too.

3/14/04 - A Day in Cabo San Lucas

We are happy to have Connie Ross back at the helm today to tell us all about our wonderful day in Cabo San Lucas. We know too, that all the “Ross Clan” will be happy to see Connie’s musings…….

Blue sunny skies welcomed all of us as we began our day amongst friends. Many of us were so looking forward to today as the activity of the day was spending part of it out on the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) and the Pacific Ocean. My family knows how much I enjoy the water and my only regret it that they weren’t all here to savor the moments with us.

Color is such an important part of the environment here in Cabo San Lucas – you have the neutral shades of the earth but look carefully and you see the flowers scattered among the cactus and some of the cacti are even in bloom. Much of the housing is finished in the subtle shades of the earth and then surrounded by the vivid colors of bougainvilleas – purples, reds. pinks and whites. The shades and design sculpted hedges are breathtaking.

We had the choice of going out on the catamaran in the morning so we could snorkel or in the late afternoon to watch the sunset. We chose to head out with the morning crew – and left camp around 9:30 to head into the city and the marina. What yachts there were – many were bigger than our rigs –tall ones, long ones and certainly sleek ones. It would be fun to live on them for a while – but it is tough to beat our land yachts – there are days when we wonder who has the smoother ride.

The Cabo San Lucas Marina -
Photo courtesy, Connie Sykes

Eduardo and his very able first mate (his daughter) and two cabin boys greeted us and saw to our every need. Eduardo had built his own boat. It was just lovely. It took him three years. He had come to Cabo from San Diego where he repaired boats. So glad that he did

We sat around and enjoyed the Bloody Marys (or whatever your taste desired) as we left the harbor. The Window to the Pacific was the first natural formation we saw and then came the Arch of Los Carbos where the Sea of Cortez becomes the Pacific Ocean. The surf came through the arch and between the huge rock formations with great swells. These formations have taken eons to form – pounded by surf and rain. They are magnificent.

Photo courtesy, Connie Sykes

The sea lions greeted us with their cries and smells – they even frolicked in the sea for us.

Photo courtesy, Connie Sykes

The cormorants and magnificent frigate birds soared above us. As we headed out on the Pacific the spray christened us – what a glorious day it was becoming. Eduardo and I had a discussion on the way out and decided the best place to worship God was out on the Sea amidst his creatures and his glories.

Eduardo told us to keep our eyes out for the spray of whales – and we did – never expecting we would behold not one but a family of three – Mom, Dad and baby humpbacks cavorting in the Sea.

Photo courtesy, Connie Sykes

They appeared right beside us – we couldn’t miss them. They were so close – no we could not touch them – but they were no more than 100’ away. We watched them for quite a while before sailing to the area where we would snorkel.

Only a few of us brave souls – tested the waters.

Photo courtesy, Connie Sykes

Many of our crew thought it would be too cold. Not so to one raised in cold NH lakes. I couldn’t wait – must admit the first meeting with the sea was a shocker – but it warmed up quickly – and wow – the fish we saw. We were surrounded by blues and yellows – as bright as the sky – big and medium sized fish that gathered in schools as we fed them pieces of tortilla given to us in bagies by our hosts. There were a lot of brightly colored yellow tailed fish that were so glad to have us feeding them. There were sea urchins,

Photo courtesy, Connie Sykes

gars, and even moray eel seen by John Avera. Striped fish, fish with one big white dot, many covered with polka dots and how I would like to be able to tell you their names. I surely hated to leave the waters of the Sea of Cortez. We will be heading for the Pacific side of the Baja where the riptides deter your swimming. The delicious lunch of chicken that had been marinated in orange juice and seasoned herbs before being barbecued, guacamole, rice, tortillas, jacamar and pineapple did help to heal the loss of the beauty of the Sea – where you can frolic with the fish. We suggested Eduardo give his first mate a raise in pay after feasting on her fare.

There are many activities we enjoy doing and others we enjoy watching. Today was a day for both – we enjoyed watching the folks parasailing, parachuting and rock climbing – and knew we would stay closer to the ground. We are now enjoying a quiet Sunday afternoon of reading and resting. Many of the shops of Cabo are closed today (perhaps because there are no tour ships here with their thousands of passengers who flood the city and leave their gold or perhaps because it is Sunday). We await the return of our friends from their sail into the sunset – knowing they too will have seen the beauty of the colors of the day as the sun sets.

Sunset Cruise – Sharon Wallace

And as proof that “I get by with a little help from my friends…” Here is a report from our good friend, Sharon on the awesome evening cruise:

Since I made the mistake of telling Kathleen that I keep a daily journal of our travels, she asked to write a bit about the “Sunset Cruise” – the outing for those who chose not to snorkel. Here goes…

We arrived at the marina around 4pm, find the catamaran, find the crew, but no captain. We are taken aboard, given drinks, listen to music & chat with each other while watching the goings on in the harbor. Finally around 4:30 or 4:45 the captain (Eduardo) arrives. We are taken out into the Sea of Cortez, past the famous Window Rock, probably into the Pacific. We see harbor seals, lots of birds and lots of other boats, including a “pirate ship” (a tour boat) and many fishing boats. We all seem to enjoy reading the various “christen” names of the many boats.

The Pirate Ship!

We are served a sumptuous meal – ribs, chicken, guacamole, picot de gallop, rice, a delicious salad and more…. As well as all we want to drink.

The captain takes us out further and we see whales breaching a few times. The music played was a variety – my favorite was the opera that sounded familiar (?), (Cynthia, where are you when I need you?) but also all kinds of other music, too.

Two Travelers & Sunset

The sun began to set – we returned past the famous rocks, past the seals (that big guy was still King of the Mountain on his rock), and we watched the birds coming in to roost for the night on the mountain-like rock. We watched the sun set.

Back in the harbor the captain moored the boat and we disembarked.

Walking through the marina area we walked past many restaurants – all with their chalk boards out front describing their fare – all with outdoor tables and many with outdoor musicians, including a huge Mariachi group performing. There was even an area where a woman was braiding a young girl’s hair into cornrows….. Interesting…..

Back at the parking lot John Hendricks had plenty of help directing his big truck out of a very tight, very small space. We all head back to the RV Park. What a great ending to our stay at Cabot San Lucas.

(So now you all know what my daily journal is really like….. heck, I could barely read my own writing & my grammar is atrocious! But still….. Life is Good!

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