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Keith Urban's Tour Production Manager, 72, Dies From Fall
"Country star Keith urban is mourning the death of his longtime tour manager who fell from a stage in Ohio Keith urban's tour manager Randy Baja Fletcher joined him a decade ago after working with groups like ZZ Top Randy Travis and Brooks and Dunn the seventy two year old Fletcher fell off the stage last week while preparing for the lake your read bash on the bay concert he died a day later urban told Billboard Fletcher had an orbit of light they all loved him and he was grateful Fletcher chose to be part of urban's road family Fletcher was an army veteran who had served in Vietnam he received the country music association's first ever touring lifetime achievement award in twenty seventeen I'm Jackie Quinn
The Fight to Save Sunflower Sea Stars
"Going to be talking about a veracious sea creature that can have up to twenty four arms and the person will be talking to is. Npr science correspondent. Now greenfieldboyce hainault. Hey there emily. I have only two arms. But i am nonetheless here to tell you about these things. I want all your arms around this story. Tell us about this. Many armed briny beast. Well it's a sea star it. It's one of the biggest in the world. It can be the size of a trash can lid or a manhole cover or something like that. It's called the sunflower see star. Yeah so these things used to be common all along the west coast from alaska. All the way down to baja california in northern mexico. Yeah i've heard of these. I've seen pictures. They're beautiful though used to be. I mean those are some ominous words. It is a grim grim situation. This species is critically endangered. It seems to be dying off. it's just disappearing from lots of places. Some people think it's completely extinct in california and this is a big deal because the sunflower see star is a top predator. It eats animals like muscles and sea urchins and keeps their numbers in check. I didn't realize that the sunflower see stars. A top predator. I know that sea stars though have for years been plagued by disease off. The west coast is that. What's killing sunflower stars to. Yes so this is a wasting syndrome. And scientists can't agree on what's causing it it's hitting more than twenty sea star species since the big die off in two thousand thirteen on both the east and the west coast but a researcher named jason hodan told me that sunflowers he stars seem to be particularly susceptible. Really do kind of like dissolve into a pile of goo. It's why he agreed to try raising them in
"baja" Discussed on Midlife Surfer: Surf Podcast
"And hey well. That's another book. I'd recommend i'm ready for it. I'm almost done reading Charles's other book surfing and cocaine. I've got a good for you. Yeah that's another good one think paradise is best one though still reports from hell or letters from hell little meandering toward the end. I lost the thread and the direction just a wee bit whereas i thought paradise was more cohesive and maybe it's the context which read something to write like. It took me way too long to get through reports from how it takes me a long time to get any book these days but i don't know paired paradise in one way all time favorite books i want to say to which i don't know what that says about my literary intellect but i sure enjoyed -joyed everett it twice. He's just a great writer. Yeah he breaks things down from an honest perspective. Even if you don't agree with you know maybe what he's saying. Or how because maybe you come from that environment as well but you could still appreciate what his approach is. and it's it's very personal tax. It interesting i. I like Reports from how that that that was really cool because he was discussing area that I'm not familiar with. I'd just couldn't imagine going to the middle east and going to yemen and going on a surf trip. And i mean it just gave me a lot of respect. So gnarly cool. Well i hope we can go to baja again together sometime. I took the healthy shoulder own surf with you. Yeah likewise i promise. Next time won't charge so hard on my first day. The injuries always happen on small days. Don't they they do man why i don't know i don't know i did something stupid. And south africa one time and and like hurt my neck and it was small i in chile even on the smallest day like pulled into a little wave and just got spanked indo. The smallest day would get spanked. So it's always on the the micro days and this was like three inch fish school spots. And i wanna do. I mentioned this before. I had a A listener asked me to interview again and talk more bodyboarding. So i wanna talk about all those spots with the maybe in another episode down the line. I would love to love hanging out talking story. Yeah bless you cool. They galaxy okay. That's pa hopefully. We can do it again next year. And hopefully you're still out there surfing and hopefully next year. I can make section or to right. Let's go long morning together. What do you say. Thank you for listening to the midlife surfer. Podcast follow at surf. Care and also leave me a review and then shoot me an email. Midlife surfer g mail. Let me know you did. Both you are entered into a trying to win free. Ding covers for all right. That's the midlife surfer. Podcast midlife circle. Podcasts ended up city bench..
"baja" Discussed on Midlife Surfer: Surf Podcast
"Always you're young man yet. Freedom then have a wife classes. Start on monday. So you could parlay that chile trip to rapidly. I was working out surf shops running back then and You know. I think i'd just finished college at the time so i was a freeman. The good old. Those days are good. These days are good to you those those days we're just Always look. I feel really fortunate to have been able to do that. Yeah i bet and because you had those experiences it probably makes these days now while when you're you're older and you're settled down and you got a broken shoulder more to satisfactory examples beautiful family and you've had these experiences in your past. Yeah absolutely and i can go back and kind of serve some of those minds in my are waves in my mind and You know it's the feeling you get riding those waves that feeling stays in your dna and l. when when this just monster wave is like sucking off the reef and you're just watching it you know girdled transform in front of you and get ready to pull in and you make it out like it's it's just like the adrenaline is like nothing. You'll ever right. You say the word. I've heard the term slab many times to and you mentioned it to as body border. Which is what you're after on your body border. Slap what i'll be understand. What makes a wave. What characteristic of a wave that would that would have you calling it a slab so something where you know. Maybe like a pentacle like aretha outcropping. Some some type of ledge where waves coming out in deep water and it's it's whole idea of it comes out of deep deep water and then just hits the shelf of some kind and it it like. You can see the water draining off the shelf. It's just the ocean sucking crossed the ledge and then the wave depending upon the which wave it is but oftentimes. It's kind of like you're staying in one spot. You still paddling for all hell right but you're you paddling just to stay in one spot and a lot of times. These waves kind of like grow exponentially and stand up and then it kind of like launches and catapulted forward as he drop in and it just sucks you know sucking dry or it's it's there's very little water below you and the whole lip. Is you know thrown over your own heart and heavy and you're driving. You're driving as hard as he can do. Name rick capitola really nice guy in a pretty good surfer. I and my opinion and He's he was on a boogie. When those long boarding father's day morning with fans and just kind of like serfs different boards A little like mini simmons or a long board or whatever. I served there in a couple of months. It's like what's going on your on your boogie today Do this for like last month or so and you just surfing on the inside on his boogie. Pretty fun you know. I have a lot of buddies. That are hard-core. Surfers have been surfing forty years or so and it's been really interesting because the last years they've been going i want to try. Bodyboarding spun it. Bodyboarding can needs a certain kind of way not that you need it like slab all the time right because it's you know any any approaches fun right. It's i think they've seen in certain vitamins. Were like that actually. Looks like something i would want to do. It's kind of neat to hear that. Yeah i know and he was. I noticed too is. You can take any way we want it like. Even if surfer was on it he was still on the inside and wouldn't take off noggin anyone's way disappear and the whitewash then pop up. you know. that's a pretty cool. That's why i started surfing too. I just i like riding waves in different ways right now on a long board or board a matt whatever. It's like body surf. Every wave is different calls for like a different tool so in my opinion can't hit on a boogie because the right tool for the certain situation. Yeah i gotta tell you. I was editing house. Going through you know. Some of the recording we did last week broke my heart a little bit when you're listening and all the devices that you brought mexico from your fishing pole to you to bookies i realize you also like a mini book brought the regular book and then i brought like a mini book. In case i you know. I just wanted to dorky and matt. Yeah brought styling. I didn't even get to ride that in a board. And then. I brought a surfboard fins packing it all like excited. You know like But you finished my favorite book with which is welcome to paradise. Now go to hell by chas smith. Well what would your honest appraisal of that book. it was. it was great. What an excellent book. i mean i. My the first time. I went to northern did like a whole season there i was eighteen. One thousand nine hundred ninety four so it brought back a lot of memories for how things were back then. Yeah you know. I i remember going to be lan and seeing you know marvin foster who has passed away a while ago just like on drugs mowing his lawn. Like growling at me as i walk by and i was like. Oh yeah. i'm sorry. I'm kelly and please forgive me for being here. This is not my place. Thank you so much for letting me walk by guard. I stuff like that. that's real. Yeah it's real. It's real and i think he did a really nice job portraying it. I'm talking about you know mr rothman. And what a gnarly dude. That guy is just like how you gotta respect these people and they rightfully so own it. You know refreshing in a way big time in fact like that lawlessness is not the word but the way at least the impression that i got from the book was that it's an vacuum and it's policed with local culture and norms and rules right. Yeah and even in california we used to have more of like a pecking order in the water. You know things were regulated. And i think it made certain surf spots a little bit more safer and and that's one thing i appreciate appreciate about all all the hawaiians in life they hold onto those traditions and they maintain that pecking order. And and you know if you don't feel comfortable that's that's okay. You shouldn't feel comfortable and should respect the lineup and you should respect the locals and you don't get priority. I'm sorry but at the bottom of the list. You know you gotta pay your dues. Yeah so reading. That book was just like yeah. This is how it's supposed to be. Though you know. And i'm i'm a highly gonna kick you that kem nunn tijuana straits which i finished and you said you're you're familiar with the book you and your Your friends have referenced it but House another really quick really pretty read and it's almost surfing jason. It's not about surf but But he's a shaper and he's a former big wave charger.
"baja" Discussed on Midlife Surfer: Surf Podcast
"You do with your time. I'll just chilled out. Join time with you guys. You know my my main thing was. I didn't want to be a bummer to anybody right. You know like here. Everybody's on vacation. And i think you know if you've ever travel with some money and they get hurt and then they're complaining the whole time. I mean yeah you feel bad for him but at the same time like you don't wanna hear completing on a trainings. The worse you know. And i just i just kind of put that aside and got over you know not being able to surf and You know you guys are like my friends and my neighbors. I just was like well. Let's just take the time opportunity to hang out with you guys and just enjoy myself. And that's what i did. And i honestly like i truly had a blast i even though i was just chilling on the beach. I was still just showing on the beach right. That's awesome complain about that. Yeah the weather was killer great waves. I just enjoyed watching you. I still went out and kind of like floating in the water a little bit. Yeah it was. It was awesome. Good food good people like absolutely you have a great attitude. And before we turn the mic on. You're talking about how important a good attitude is it. Does it starts with your head your disposition in life and generally what kind of i don't know what's your philosophy there. Well it's it's I think your life is what you make of it If if you just feel like everything's off all the time and life is rough. I mean we all have to work our tail off. We all we all have. We all take beatings right But i really like your mental disposition that you bring to the table and if if you are bombed all the time then that's just how you're gonna carry yourself and you're always going to be bombed you know you're always gonna have bad things happen to and and or you have the choice. You could just be positive the stoked and and i just truly believe that your mindset really affects your health and i just want to be a healthy person no matter what happier when a positive and when you smile even if being sock a smile makes things better you gotta take things pretty lightly effort that biologically if you smile. It actually kicks off some chemicals in your head that make you feel better. I truly believe that. Do you think you can go from being a negative person to a positive person in life. I think if you surround yourself with the right people think that's that can truly happened. I mean i think mindset. I mean as a teacher we talk a lot about mindset back and there's you know this why the growth mindset and i think you can definitely train your mind to look at things in a different perspective and and really just fill better as a result. What's growth mindset so growth mindset is let me give you an example okay Oftentimes like with students for example. They're they're they're looking at this whole idea of trying to achieve a certain grade right like they're just studying to the test. Regurgitate the information You know they're writing a paper for the sake of a great right and and that's kind of like a fixed mindset like they just want to create a growth mindset would be more of the idea where you're you're you're doing something because you want to learn about all the different elements or the process along the way so you might. You're not going after the grave if you will the andrew. It's it's the it's it's yeah the end result you're looking at the whole idea of being able to just like it's what you pick up along the way it developing new skills winning at the bigger picture of the whole process As opposed to just like. I'm doing this. For the result and the people that have a growth mindset they actually learn more and are more successful in the long term nodar. Then that kid. That's just like powering through getting in grade and moving on you know so. They're really trying to grow their mind and develop some part of the growth mindset being more forgiving to yourself to fail at things or you're not as good absolutely absolutely because as you know as you learn you're constantly you're gonna make mistakes you're gonna fail and you have to embrace that and learn from it and if you can. You're just going to be better at what you do right right. I mean we all are constantly flailing rocker and if you could embrace that part of the process right and where did i go wrong. Not beat yourself up for and then you know kind of enjoy it then. It makes it more fun to you know. Oh man i didn't. I didn't score a goal. I suck. I can never score goals. you know. it's like well what what can what are you doing wrong. How can you make better. Can you laugh at yourself with the process and then move on and develop. I talk about that with my seven year old. He played flag football this year and he was mad. He didn't score a touchdown right. But you know on one play. One of the kids did score tashaun. He broke free for big long. Run and scored a touchdown. Joe is not even touch the ball. Or whatever i said. Yeah but think about you. Know when so-and-so's scored that touchdown you contributed because you lined up as a wide receiver and one guy had to guard you and another guy to come shade towards you ran your out and so you drew some defensor way. You could argue without you doing that. That kid would have been down. Never scored that touchdown. That's so true. That's a team effort right. You probably might not have scored a touchdown not blog and you'd never know that's true. I like that mindset and you mentioned your students you mentioned are on summer break in case listeners have heard What am probably favorite podcast. Do you and michelle's you know where my two favorites We've we spent about an hour and a half talking. Alex check is a is a graphic design. Teach graphic design printing technology screen printing signed making. And and and you're an artist and your art. Your art is featured on your roco product. The hats and shirts roco dot com roku dot com roku dot com. Not that you're here to sell your stuff but i am Of it's a beautiful line of clothing. You are okay. Oh dot com autocell. You are okay dot that keeps you busy during the summer. Oh man we're cranking right now. I feel very blessed. It's it's been the support is just been wonderful. I like how your brand aligns with cool surf shops to. This isn't some shit. You're going to see a pacific somewhere or something like that. Your local surf shop is really your target market absolutely. Yeah we've we've been so lucky to be picked up by so many like coarser shots It's it's very humbling after that growth mindset really is relevant to surfing to because my end result is like i wanna be going six to twelve bottom turn thrown spray on a shore board or pull off some bad ass knows ride and five foot wave just peeling fast. And i've done neither of those things and you take a couple of steps forward and you take a couple steps back like after. I got back from mexico. I've gone long boarding twice a capitola. Fuck trying to bomb at twenty six and this like see if you could trim and not do anything on the way. How mellow you could stay with their body language not hunched over stay loose and get like optimal trim in the pocket on my nose writer and you know i kept talking about like go back to basics and i've done that last two sessions the first session and lease lists. It's kind of fun. Gold leaf list. Makes you really surf conservatively. i have. I didn't lose my board bow times. Granted the waves were double underfoot which is good which is fine with me. Which is another big advantage along boarding. So i'm gonna long boarding state of mind all of a sudden yeah. You saw me surf. And i had to forgive myself. That's the best. I've served on a surf trip but came disappointed. Which is what which is what surfing is right. It's kinda like golf that way. You come back discouraged idea at least because you have your own you grow and.
"baja" Discussed on Midlife Surfer: Surf Podcast
"Right sounds like a really fun idea for anything commercial movie and jason. You lost your phone. And your wallet. You left him on a beach and we thought it was long gone. We went back to look for it. day later way too late and the lord smiled upon you. Some nice mexican citizen picked it up us ended up calling your wife and your wife contacted now and I may got it. I'm an all the ladies. All the ladies were worried about. Why am i were on the beach. There's no reason to worry. I have other close. Yeah yeah mainly the wallet and the phone was written off the phone. I don't want to lose your phone and wallet mexico. And i had everything in. Id bank card and credit card. Like i strap him into the back of the phone like a wallet so that i always have everything. Yeah oh don't cancel any cards prior to finding your wallet. I don't think any of the cards got cancelled. Thankfully the phone made it back to me in less than twenty four hours and so he found your wallet. You found your phone. The circle close the circles news. This phone comes back and then the next. Stay this guy that's in. This accident is awkward. We're like holy shit. you know anyway. He left his phone in our car and he calls up. Get this phone back to him. And i was like all right i get it. This is my job now. Right gave it to the guys over at the restaurant nearby and said. Hey it'll be there when you get there like pulling his i don. He must felt pretty good because he was going back to get his motorcycle. Atv he's gonna pull out of a ditch and then go get his phone. Yeah i thought he might be should go to the hospital but because he was doing all where at the southern tip of baja and the weather has been tropical. There's a system that's moving through last two days or so and the rain's falling right now as we speak And i really enjoy it. It's nice it's a nice Respite from the arid desert conditions. Isn't it don't you enjoy this weather. We yeah we had a thunderstorm. last night. the weatherman sought coming. there was like a system. Seattle coming you could see rain which is pretty rare in june. Probably for kabo right. Santa cruz when somebody told us he said. Oh you know what The cactus are blooming. Watch out for your allergies and like all of this like grab claritin. Louise's it's dry out here but enough. Here's some some rain cooled off like we didn't even need like you showed up those first few days hot flat and not that wendy. You have to sleep with a fan. Yeah we had to go to the store and buy beer ice food and coffee and to fans right got to fifth to fans and then after two or three days of too much beer and flat waves. We hurt ourselves enough that we were down to like four surfers. Watch right and Now now i'm feeling okay. I got my gun. My best says. I cut the shit as you recall the razor sharp the razor sharp aura which which he disputed on this year so far i've duct it and we cirque mostly at high tide conditions. I learned that the method is is to navigate on your belly in and look out for big rocks that you're not going to scrape your fins on and it just kind of gently takes you right to the san. I wish knew that last year. Anyway you learn as you go to have a lot to learn those rocks a lot sharper than i give you credit for the last time i got left up right. I'm gonna be healing for a month. You So we depart tomorrow. We may tonight will likely serve tomorrow morning What do you want to accomplish for the rest of the trip. And everything else to add before i let you go Yeah i tried. So today was really fun i got i should have been tired. I felt like everybody was pretty tired. But my arms really good. Because i didn't serve that me like big waves so there was a lot of duck typing right took. It easy. didn't drink too much last night. As i knew today was gonna be good. Yeah i try. Four boards boards. Boards tried to sheva yet started. The sheba was too big so interestingly enough there was like not the waves were too big but she was too big right. I kept sections are so short. I wanted to make the most of them. I didn't want to just like go straight. Yeah and the sheva wanted to kind of go straight today and so. I grabbed a yellow fish. roundnose fish. Six one. six four about this six one for jay and He's lighter lost. Yeah loss retro fish. Yeah right yellow. Just looks like ray of sunshine. It's really it's a really pretty bored yellow fish for second crews but yeah i feel like perfect. For down here yeah. Nobody's and we didn't serve anybody just us. I know that's just anyway. That was so fun. Because i had all my energy. Yeah and the board was finding itself under my feet. How wax on attraction pad like. Yeah good old-fashioned wax yet. Which i did have to put on the sheva after that group and traction yeah was i firm with alex g. You don't put a damn traction pat on a beautiful fish like that. No it's it's a sin. But i'll tell you what feels good on my foot for some. I felt like that bird was the first board. I felt like i stop and just stomp landing landing slashing like as much as two hundred. Fifty pound gorilla can slash. Felt dangerous with that thing. I want to ask listeners to email me at midlife surfer g mail. I have a confession to make. I don't ever know when my foot on the traction pad. I don't know if i could find it while i'm surfing. I'm not loosen enough or awake enough to use tracks and pad. I just kind of put it on because everyone else does. And i know that they have a function but everytime i pop up and i'm going i'm like i'm going. I'm gonna move my feet as is you know so if if you find yourself having attractive hat and you've had those same thoughts or maybe you haven't considered it but ask yourself right now. Do you use your traction pad. did you put it on. Just for looks because i you know. I'm not proud to admit it. But i don't know how to use tracks and pad yet. I think next year. At this time i wanted my next. I'd like to be loosening up awake enough. On the waiver slows down where i realized where my back foot is and then start playing with back foot placement and then that tracks pat may come in handy. Your thoughts. My thoughts on traction pads. I agree with everything you just said. Most towards i'm not even on it. yeah Because i have to ride pretty big boards. Your sheva does not need one album there. Nope domino mid lake craigslist. Scroll right don't buy attraction pad for your board. That's forty bucks. You'll never get back. Don't find new leash and a new bag for every board right. don't sell the finns.
"baja" Discussed on Midlife Surfer: Surf Podcast
"I'll talk to him about his injury but immediately fucked to shoulder right up to the vet and in his words in double under head double underfoot negative one foot real rig double underfoot beach break. Competent body surfer to up the group years decades of experience Went to go play in the water. It was sad here still sad about it. I've served my rocket wide Solely serpent rocket wide. And it's a good shape for me. It feels like a nice enough volume For me and it's all short boarding enough and After rifling through about a couple of hundred boards through the last seven years eight years. My experience I've i've really connected with. And i've i've cooked many waves but i also had a couple where it took off and i was able to turn and it went all the way down the line. I felt good about how about you. How how's your circuit. Been so far as I was surfing very small waves with the seven foot. Sheva which has been treating me. Well that's a marine corps ravel of at seven. Oh yeah to a little bit three and an eighth. Ads doesn't say the leaders on it. But some around fifty. I would guess and just very forgiving shape but it is long and for a short little tiny wave like shipwrecks like when it was really small. It's shallow like. I couldn't get much done so i was just of goofing around last year. We were waiting on these grip and traction things from hans blah blah blah blah. and they. They boneheads so. I put those on and i was like i'm just gonna fuck around and see if i can surf aboard with no axe. Says you know. Maybe you don't know wax is a problem anyway. Not a fan of wax especially in heat like it just gets everyone like. We're picking up our cold wax and it was like drooping visibly. I've never experienced It's hard to wax little in the cold weather. It's fine like up in santa cruz like the little bumps forum great. I'm just not great at warm water. Lacks wax challenged. Anyway you went out there with a nice lake board and you play so little traction. I was trying to make serving as hard as possible required. Everyone else is like on a long board. Or i don't even know what we were doing but it was very small waves. I had no traction. And i put it twin us. Nothing in and then went in and the next day i didn't i was like a small t. One twin thin. Anyway we're all just fucking around and You know the problem was the ways. We're just not working so we were making the of a flat day. And i didn't wanna work 'cause fuck long boarding right and that and then the next day i got a little better and i put a rear trailer in. It's kind of cool. Company makes these little screw into the single inbox a little tiny trailer. That was working really well when it finally got to two feet mike. I felt like. I had a pretty fun gravel sash and then today got a little better and but the problem was there are so few waves we were all kind of all started drinking too much. Seems to be the primary challenge. I have on the surface a lot better. This trip actually did in the first thirty minutes. We touch the water to people. Come out looking into really messed up. One of them can't serve then. How about today. We went surfing this morning. I i really enjoyed it. Was it was wobbly wobbly. But there are some good waves. That came through. I liked about the shady conditions. Was that warded off other servers. So you know three or four people. And i'm not picky about waves so it's nice not to have to. I'd rather jockey with people that i know as opposed people that i don't know because then i get all up in my head about and you know i have enough limited margin for error for me to to get get often going. You know what. I mean so to people that you don't know a whole 'nother dynamic that i'm not that comfortable in and then we served and then we got burritos and then do you care to describe what you experienced today on the way home from getting readers. We took two cars. What'd you see on the side of the road jason. This poor guy and girl were Next to a tv that was upside down in like really thorny chaparrals in a like pretty nasty dickey ravine right off the highway and they just wrecked and there was blood coming off his face. We didn't know how bad it was just pulled over like we're first on the scene and The two boys with me. Got out. Alex and kevin and i just held my steering wheel like all right if we have to go to the hospital as sort of running through the checklist like airway breathing circulation. They're walking. they're breathing circulation. Is he bleeding from the neck. And now they're like all those chick checked off as like he's probably drug nope not drunk turn out to be like just some accident horrible accident he was we put him in. The car. took a wild is just like they weren't shocked at one of the girl wouldn't talk. She didn't want anyone's toucher. she was fine. You can tell. There's no blood like i don't know how they felt ten feet down a ravine off atv with no protection other than helmets right. Thank god we're wearing helmets. They walked away from it and you took them to their house. Yeah he was turned out. He's retired stunt driver. The irony of that is just gnarly like he's done stunts his whole life and he said he was. He had a loose they were. They were like playing around in a royal and one tire got a little loan. Use gonna head back to town you. I guess you drive. Atv's on the roads around here okay and He's on the highway back to towns. Undivided you know right elaine. Each side right just after getting off the arroyo and head back home he was like kinda reaching down. He said like you know where you take one hand off the handlebars trying to tweak something. And he said. I should have known better because my my tire was soft and so it was kind of lucent. Squirrelly yeah and as i reached an correct know he did some correct action and he hit this little curb. You know probably three inches. That was the only protection from this pretty good sized fall. They felt ten foot guide. There's like a drainage culvert that fell into the us bramley. Yeah and then Kevin who's been traveling with us is the best surfer of the group. The aforementioned kevin ended up knowing the guy that was what was really weird. Stop man asks featured The mexican featuring brad pitt and julia roberts kevin had flown him. Thousand one had flown him around and had spent eight hours with them in Movie shoot where like this guy had done to allies all these stunt shows and stuff like. He's a nice guy and just something terrible had happened. He got to walk away from it. Yeah but yeah the like. That was very weird too. Close a certain like that. Twenty years ago. Yeah he kevin remembered him. It was like were you on this plane on that right and they were dropping. Cars out of the sky played a military jets..
"baja" Discussed on Midlife Surfer: Surf Podcast
"Like temperature regulated tonia. They serve it to you out of thirty seven degrees celsius just surfing and hold ice cold beer. Ninety degree weather offshore breeze all day so in the shade in a hammock. Your perfect and you recover from the sessions sandy. Bottom it colorado's he can't get hurt. Wasn't big waves that they had to push that you got excited. Every time you got a little barrel. We're missed a section and it was a short paddle outside. And i killed it on the sheva there Costa rica was even bigger much bigger. Really well there. And then i've had one running kabul with it. It's just been very forgiving for my big. But i like that you just you spent eighty percent of that description focusing on beer shows where your head's at. I thought you served really well there. I didn't serve that well Now i know. I wanted to point out. Should i brought my six four. how Which i purchased back specifically for this trip and I think the best way i saw surf was you at. What was that spot. call Where you're from the beach punk drops on the drops you've got a good one drops and it was just the size of the way. It was more like in control the whole time. I think he did a couple of bottom and top turns. He wrote a tooth for wish him and above all else. Anyone who's to surfer knows to do that while people are watching and it was specifically. I heard a cheer from the beach and was all of our wives. They had walked like a mile south down the beach and and they cheered you and you ripped it up on that house on that on that way your thoughts yeah enough to she. That does not allow me to rip it just when my arms retired we were two weeks in and we are getting into high tide. Kind of deeper water break culpan. Drops were colorado's real. Shallow has a lot of push manga build slowly and then jumps kind of differently and there was a bigger wave when we were over there. From colorado's and yeah. I barely got in with your house which you bought bring to that trip. And it gave me the best wave of nicaragua school board. And i didn't really like that much. A little narrow and squarely for me. It was really hard to get in and get up on it without wiping out. But when i did I got the best turns the whole trip and somebody sought cheered. Yeah which was absolutely wild and somebody your wives. And that's a good thing i'd love you know darcy's never seen me do get like a really good way and it probably because i haven't really gotten any good waves ever but you know you have those rights where you're like you know. I look back up on the camera. I'm one of those guys. i'll go back and check it out. If i know there's a camera on me some curious. It felt good. Look felt great philip. Doing some right. What did it look like to see. Have your spouse among other spouses for you to a win win win all the way. I don't know how the audio is going to sound on this. But even if it's real shitty we're going to publish this Opening interview en route to baja and more has more to follow. Do you have any parting thoughts. Yeah there's something special about a girl going. You know like you know like i remember like going off a serpent snowboard. Jump once girlfriend at the time and she didn't see it coming and i popped into the air did something. She's just all of a sudden made this noise you river rafting and girls get a little scared and you get through the river like there's nothing quite as exciting as a girl caught off guard and streams a little bit and surfing so difficult. I always like an. It's a golf because golf too. But the add those rewarding shots were sown goes nice drive a nice pot or whatever and the more fewer and farther in between the more rewarding. They are at least the my when you do it. You're like yeah we didn't bring any. I love my backpack. I was gonna say that one time. I capital On a really small day. And i just melt away all the way through to the end so years ago i was much worse surfer but i do remember a lady on the beach. Just randomly just cheered and clapped from me at the end of it and the felt great. So i'll take a little pat on the back even another surfer in the lineup and that. That's what i would advise you as a listener surfer. I'd say give someone this of next time you'll get a good wave coming at ya and also compliment them. My how they write it. I think it's good vibes all around and You know never to be complimented on away. It feels good especially if you're cheered from the beach in a foreign land such as nicaragua one other really looking forward to seeing my lady blue. I gave jason. What's the lady blue. Oh six eight loss stretch. Rv the greatest of all time. And you brought that. No it lifts in kabo ryan jason's house jason's girlfriend now. I'm looking forward to seeing her. All right more to come anything else shook said no. I'm here with alex. Checkup a roko. We're heading to beha- on the same flight from which i spoke to drew minutes ago. Alex how're doing today. Super side just talk to be hanging out with. Everybody ambushed alex with an interview like a tmz photographer. Does when someone gets out of a southwest flight at elliot but real quick They're going to we're gonna ship surf. Shipwrecks what did you bring to serve. Okay what does that operate. Broad a Boogie of course can't leave home without one of those nice little warm water. Bogey with the stringer In case there's a slab there are. There are a couple slabs around there that i've served did I have my fence. I could also body serve brought a seven to Stretch pig is actually. My wife's board can really decide. What type of surfboard brings it's kind of compromised for this. All around kind of nice shape that she has brought a surf matt. My buddy steiner is Aficionado and he has like ten or fifteen through does but he's able to describe enough for me and let me borrow that. Some supersized dry that now and then. I brought one on these little mini books. It's like a foot long boogie board. So you know. I think you just never know how the waves are. It's always good to be prepared. And and just you got to be prepared to help find. Yeah then you brought a fishing pole. Youngest abroad a. rod. So i brought some different All different kinds of surface lures couple. Different you know things that'll shakedown that. I can skim across do some slow trolls offshore. Actually i didn't realize there is such a. I didn't realize that. There's subtlety and surf matt so much like surfboards. Boogie boards as a whole. You can have a quiver of surf mats. According to your friend steiner apparently saw. I mean. I'm not a mastered surf matt dude. I just i see steiner's serving the lane all the time i know he's Kind of like the man in the wrong he says like once you started writing serve matters like you stopped. Surfing surfboards altogether You just start collecting them. And there's like different shapes different constructions. Different like duck styles and just like surfboards. there's guys serve. That's all the world that you gotta get one from elaine. Of course is a notable breaking santa cruz Does.
"baja" Discussed on Midlife Surfer: Surf Podcast
"Make it about eight to ten feet before the whole ocean was coming down in my ears very compressed feeling that's a challenging sport spearfishing. Jason got something. We got a little next rock fish. I did not even shoot the darn thing in the water. But i had fun doing that. So that was a cool experience like i said paddled into some larger waves could make some sections. I'm just looking at my my brainstorming list. Extra paddling is what. I need. Extra two paddles. That's what Alex told me so. I'm going to try to do that. Oh you know what else to reading the damn waves finding the corner right like finding where the power is where it's going to break you know like my ego in my lack of experience tells me i need to be the most inside of the break and i'll be the first one to catch it and i'm gonna come down the line and everyone's going to have to bow in reverence to this beautiful wave. I caught but instead as previously mentioned i would take a big drop. Take my bottom. Turn in the way of outrun me brad. Gerlach would have been so disappointed in some of my pop ups two packs. This damn thing for. I don't know two or three months down the not pop up so takeoffs as you know my take off. It's indeed improved. It is not foolproof. So keep practicing. Those take-offs had a great group that we traveled with. Go six guys. Total guy named kevin. Who's the best surfer of them. All of our group really fun to watch knew how to read a wave knows where to take off after a while. I was just kind of following his lead. Because this guy knows what. It's what's up great. Cook dinner for us. Most of the time breakfast as well. Clean the kitchen really. Well alex you know him from marocco. Just a veteran surfer waterman got a good vibe very relaxing presence. Very smart guy. Great conversationalist jason from the pods stoked on surfing love to geek out on everything from traction pads to fin configurations. Gentleman named leeann aka. Leave on. i called them. Had elton john's leave on stuck in my head the entire time because of that funny guy laid back. Great conversationalist just had a nice group. It was a good trip. And i don't have anything else for you other than i'm going to take you to some Like i said kind of running diary of this trip. I certainly hope you enjoy. And let's do it. Dub city beds almost drove through the gate to get to the airplane. We're heading to baja wants more. I feel very blessed to be able to go to baja again. How do you feel about it. equally blessed. And all right. Yeah thirty seven thousand feet. Three hundred fifty. Nine and i can see everyone. They're all happy. It's a low fidelity podcasts. And that's why you listen. We don't have microphones. You could hear the airplanes in the back. You could hear people talking passengers or pilots here. I think third of the passengers or pilots here. All right What boards are you bring in. What board are you bringing. What do you think. And we're gonna go serve shipwreck once more. What's your mindset as you packed for this trip. This is a year later clashed year. We were on different boards now. Two of us around cheetahs. There's a fish maurice called cba. Yeah mary's close you this and that grip and traction stuff finally showed up. Nobody used it. My wax melted gonna try it. brought extra Gmt hendrick bones grip and traction product for you to use as well. I have not put it on the decca. My board i still like wax route. So much gear. There's like fifty finns. There's a boogie board. There's a surf. Matt ryan several options. i'm here with alex to a roko. We've had him on the pod before. I'll talk to him sooner than later he's here. He's a world-class boogie border. We don't know what's this well reading. What kind of waves are we going to see. Well shitty in the afternoons every day because of the wind but swells increasing through the week. It's going to start out flats we'll go grocery shop today and then it just builds and builds would probably be three four five foot six hundred by the end of the trip which shipwreck with the rocks starts getting really fun and none of us are going to be ripping too hard so i think it's i won't be ribbing too hard and that's for sure never is the case i was going to bring to boards. I was going to bring my six two rocket wide as well as my six. Oh timber surco. Many simmons however once got here i realized there wasn't enough space to bring that many simmons. We all had to pick one board. I just picked a more personal shape. And i wish i had it but i'm also going to be stoked staub rockaway. You have a seven sheva shaped by maurice. Call out of australia. Would you give a brief synopsis on the board how you procured it and how it did for you. There's a few big guys on craigslist. To let go and this guy was kind enough to give this one away and Came with a broken thin box. Yeah and i didn't realize it till i purchased it. But i didn't trip like somehow i just had a good feeling about. It has a hard edge up the side. It's different down rail from the nose to the tail. You have that hard edge. Would you typically see in the tail. And i think talking straight out of ignorance but i think that's an australian thing and that's called a down rail and i was kind of revolutionary. I wanna say during the revolution and but tell me more. What's the configuration. What are the dimensions. I know you served it nikola. And how'd that go great. So the ports been very forgiving him and big waves of his particularly helpful when us tired It actually probables in terms of catching early well to kind of makes me surf a little smoother like less jerky than my typical style exist till i get up pump and wiggle a lot so i like i like the edge grab immediately and be able to engage in i like the tail the slide a little bit now and i've never served a short board singleton before and this one has a single fin box and then for others so you can actually set it up. They call a four bus. When you can set it up a zillion ways and i literally brought everything figure expected thing cups up a small single big single. I have a twin trailer. I have lots thruster. Like i could do anything and then my buddy tried it. Jason's june the other j. southern towns to fifty and he liked it so much and ordered one and he's got a equal quiver fins and then he brought his fish over all excited to get on because she's so pretty ask you fin configuration. Re do you like the best on this shiva. So it's a seven foot the single thin for big waves High tide waves and then fought for hollower. Waves have not written in his address for a to post one. we never summarized nicaragua. We don't have to go too deep before i Conclude this interview. Do you have any thoughts and nicaragua. Quick summary how the tripoint you were there i was. There are kids. Were there the other jason. Was there what comes to my. What's the first senate comes to your mind when you think of nick. Nick are experienced in april Well the first thing that comes to mind there's a lot of beer drinking and a very pleasant way like you didn't feel terrible the next day so you could wake up in surf capo. Drink maddelo Interestingly they don't drink margaritas down there. It's rum which does give you. Hangovers caribbean flair as opposed to mexican. Yeah they have world class world class from florida. Konya not was tasty but yet anyway but you had this..
"baja" Discussed on Midlife Surfer: Surf Podcast
"Pod. You can give me a one star. I don't care and then follow at surf. Care you one sixteenth shot. I don't know what the percentage is on that. Let's see what would the percents beyond that one sixteenth. Well one and a quarter between five percent and then you'd have a six point. Two five percent chance of winning died. Government ain't bad. It's better than the lottery. I went to baja went to baja. Once more few loyal listeners would would know that. I went to baja last year around this time as well and we spoke to my good friend jason on that trip this time i spoke to both jason and alex of oracle would oracle clothing cool hats. Shirts will get him on the pot. The forthcoming audio is basically a running diary of the trip. A very sloppily produced diary trip all optimistic. I'm very ambitious. I'm gonna talk to everybody at this. I'm gonna talk to everybody on this trip. And i'm gonna talk to him for fifteen twenty minutes at a time going to end up with a hour and a half worth of content. We're gonna talk about boards and experiences and blah blah blah. So you could hear my enthusiasm out. The gate talked to a couple of gentlemen on the airplane. Flight on the flight over to baja talk to jason. I dunno midway through the trip. Talk to nobody after that. That's right you know you get you get surfing you get tired. You get lazy and vacationing and then you feel like the angst of checking emails at work at home by day three. I'm starting to get itchy. I don't like being away from home from too long especially leaving your mom with the leaving my mom. Why did leave my mom. But she's always at home with my dad. I left my wife the beautiful mom of my house with my two boys for four days. I think maybe five days four nights they leave my family for four nights to go from mexico. Hell yeah anyway. So that's cool. Oh and then. I caught up with alex at the end of this interview. My friend alex we reconvened in the states a week after our trip and kind of tied tied up in a nice bow. Did you have a good father's day. I certainly did. I didn't do much. Which is what i wanted to do. The day prior my wife was working. I took the kids to the santa cruz. Beach boardwalk joe is seven and now he's tall enough to go on all the rides and thus the chaperone he's now the chaperone for dano who's four and he can't isn't crested forty eight inches yet but he's getting there quickly but It's pretty cute watching your kids. Do i don't know the cave train. Some of these. There's one called ghost blasters. Something shoot ghosts. We had a great time very crowded. Shit dude covid. they're relaxing. We're relaxing all the guidances here in california. No more mask. Mandate theme parks are opening up. Bla-bla-bla giant san francisco giants going to be full capacity. I think starting this weekend which is great. Covid numbers are trending downward people are vaccinated. Masks are off. Shirts are off. pants are off. Restrictions are off. So it's game on. I tell you what look no further than the boardwalk. The saturday before father's day. It was the busiest i'd ever seen it in. I pride myself on not being. I'm i am bothered by crowded surfing lineups but i'm not bothered by crowded theme parks. In fact i kind of like it. I like all that action. All that people watching but when you have to wait twenty minutes to get on the damn cave train then. The crowd becomes a problem. But i was happy to see the boardwalk making money again. I'm sure they're in the red unless they got a ppp. I'm talking about so anyway. I had a great father's day. My son dropped my left. Airpod down our heating vent and shoot. I've done everything to running a shop. Vac down that thing to today. I put a magnet on a string kind of fish. It down there but no luck. So i'm listening to all my podcasts content through my right ear and in fact i'm recording this through my right ear of airpods pro. Hope it sounds okay. I got to tell you. Surfing is hard. I've no encouraging words for you as a surfer. I love to tell you it gets better. I'm not sure it does. You know. I've been surfing's. My math always varies as to how long have been surfing. But really when you do the math on it. It's going on eight years and i have gotten better and when you're an adult learner as as as you have nowhere to go but up right but boy just when you think you've got figured out you know mexico. The waves were flat for like two days. And then it picked up. I mean not like pumping on scared pumping in fact. There was never a moment where i felt out of my league in terms of wave height and power but there were these beautiful waves on the final day before we went home that were just reeling and had six two rocket wide which served me quite well and i'd get up and get going but i just could not get down the line to make that damn section. I was watching other people just pop up and skip down the line. It's like what the hell am. I doing wrong. Alex gave me some advice. He said to give it to extra paddles. You gotta give it to extra paddles before you pop up. So i don't know and my lame brain. I'm thinking like maybe i'm palling up too soon. And stepping on the tail and it slows the board down. And then i take my drop and by that time. It's too late. Maybe those extra two paddles would give me. I'd be popping up in the middle of the way face and then is that made me go faster or something. I don't know. I can't pump to well i'll tell you what i served my best of any of my surf trips and i went home disappointed in myself. So that's all there is also you know what more can you say about the struggle of surfing and i feel your struggle. I got home. I've long boarded twice since i got home. And you know people think long boardings easy and it is easy to pop up on a board right and it's easy to catch waves but to trim that baby to get it in perfect trim my nine ten juno knows right there to get it in that nice perfect trump to step to really keep that board in the pocket. That's a whole nother challenge in and of itself in the last two times i've served geeked out on on that challenge gone leashless little bit of element of danger there. Although i have not lost my board once knock on wood longboard at this morning didn't do as well as i did sunday morning when a long board. I don't know father's day so there you go right like you think you got something figured out you know. I had nice session. Sunday morning where i was stepping back for. Finding the pocket stepping on the tail pivot turning going fast speed runs. Got a cheater five or two in there. Like where you crouch down you have your foot. Your foot's like sticking out to the nose and you're all crouch down kind of keeping your balance back and forward at the same time while you're racing down a little too foot way and and solves amp to go out this morning and i forgot how to fricking surf like i literally paroled. The board twice. Transitioning from board to along board for me is a challenge. I get way too far forward on that long board and in fact i cooked a good day where A nice lady who serves there regularly like looked at me. Like this one's all you and i was like all mine and then i pulled it. I didn't eat it. I just like my nose started thinking in the water and it's a lot easier to scoot up on your board when you're trying to catch a wave then the scoop back. Try to scoop back too late i cooked. I turned to her. And i said don't ever gimme a wave again. Anything you want to take it. I blew that so along. Morning is a challenge in and had a great long boarding session with the great eric and he has that beautiful. Purple knows writer. And i'm ready to do some the long boarding this summer. All right you with me on that or what. Let's do some low boarding together when spearfishing pretty bad ass. I didn't catch anything. Jason caught something though. Never done that before. That was really fun. You get this pretty bad. S spear gun took me a couple of reps to learn how to cockpit load. It government flippers gummy snorkel. I'm not adapt to snorkeling nor flynn. My mask. kept fogging up. I think the current took us a little bit further than we wanted. But never panicked. Thought i could swim deep..
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"baja" Discussed on The Budget Minded Traveler
"It's been arose just. Because i couldn't have any of them for so long. You also gave me roasts that. I want to speak out loud. You guys if you've looked at or if you've been on some of my group trips or if you've looked at any of the photos you know that i usually bring photographers on my trips. And one of those photographers. His name is hassan and he lives here. In kabo he lives here in baja he lives in kabul and he came and joined us Because he was photographer on the jordan trip and carly was on jordan trip and so he came and joined us dinner. Here santos the other night and we did this. We did rosebud thorne with the three of us and carly's rose was getting to reconnect with people that she's met traveling and have a complete experience of getting to do an adventure trip also do like a remote work trip and also do a totally relaxing trip. Like you've had like this complete trip you shared and you were so grateful to have gotten to have this wonderful experience and i had a moment then as well. This is like a rose for me too. Because what i do like my job now to create experiences for people. I have not been able to do that for one time. And when you said that. I'm gonna tear up again i cried. I actually cried at dinner the other night. Because i realized that without even trying like i had done a and brought people together and here we were three of us. I mean a smaller group than normal but three people that we only know because of travel together at a table sharing moments and that is what i now create any. You let me do that without even realizing that we were doing that. And it was so incredibly fulfilling for me in that moment to be like like this is the magic like oh man so i would like to say as we close out this podcast..
"baja" Discussed on The Budget Minded Traveler
"That's not fair. I was a special version of when i got here. That's we call that montano early. I do but when. I got back here after a couple of weeks. Sergio was like you've done a good job at staying white. Well we stephen burns. I'm pretty proud of myself. Actually so Yeah after that afternoon was the when we took our paddleboard so after lunch that day we loaded paddleboard onto the boat and went a few days over to extensively a very small mangrove forest. We have no idea where like. Where are we going to return. There's a channel behind that goes in. Have to know where you're going from out there and so we could only go in with paddleboarding basically single or like kayaks tax or something but we had. It's so kayak so narrow it. We had to be single file. You're still like you could have easily you couldn't. I don't think at some point you could have fully reached your arms out. Yeah for sure you had to like pull in the huddle onto an a great blue. Heron took flight right in front of me and flew right down that narrow little town that was really cool or fish everywhere trumpet. Fish like skinny. ones Yeah we had that lagoon to ourselves because it's not on a map. Yeah actually it's you know it's there yeah can't find. It was super special peaceful. Yeah it was really really just lovely and that was that was. That was the next day we also did paddleboarding in the morning owner. Hey which was talk. There was a coral reef. Sal rays stingrays I saw a snake. A water snia starfish. A king angel fish. Those the black line. What's the spiky bar fish. I didn't see when they but no the like an urgent merchant urging growing this show many beautiful and it right there in front of camps and birds. Right any like there's melons and Herons it harvey bay. That was forget. Yeah forget. I mean it was it was it was a it was a wildlife safari and we were twenty feet from where we slept that night. You know and if you guys want to do this then you definitely need to pay attention to the end. 'cause i have a little surprise for you The that was that whole island trip was so it's called campsie so that was absolutely the highlight of trump. And i knew it was gonna be too like my expectations. Were already higher because people just like in my industry. People talk about this as like something i need to do. You know. finally it gets to go do this. If blew my expectations out of the water. So i had no expectations and wild me. Lord me yup very very very cool experience and definitely. My highlight has your. It's delicious so as mine..
"baja" Discussed on The Budget Minded Traveler
"San jose del kabul area. It would be probably two hours from kabo be love time. We spent the first four days. That was when i was my friend. Jolie had great. Wifi was a great place to just kind of remote work. Because we didn't care about kiting during the day we were working and then we had like yummy food to eat at night. There's a place there called rod Roma rather roma had an amazing chili relleno. Like with stuffed with pescarolo like fish so delicious. One of my favorite chilly that i've had so far so besides hiding there's really not a whole lot draw i think donna going on outside of that and after we were there we went up to loretto. And you guys might know that. I spent a season there The in december january february of two thousand sixteen seventeen and so that plays definitely a special me I haven't been back since i lived there. And jolyon i went there for a week and The place that we stayed there was not the place that i used to live. Because i lived in a little studio so i couldn't do that again but it was called pasta a speedy through the mar and i can link to that as well. This is all we've found everything on airbnb This was another two bedroom apartment and it was one block from the beach and it came with bikes which was great because we got to ride around town Had good internet because again we needed it And loretto. I will actually link in the show. Notes to my. I have a couple of blogs about that and city guides. And it's my favorite place in baja. The problem is at six hours from kabul so when we had a car we drove actually drove up from love and thunder took us five hours from there but it is on the inside the sea of cortez side..
"baja" Discussed on The Budget Minded Traveler
"Had a podcast conversation over fondue. You might recall After riding bikes across the swiss alps for a week. So she's back in this episode today to help me unpack the past month in baja For you and i. If you heard that swiss alps i loved the in that in that episode. You could hear the cheese bubbling. The fondue will in this one. You can hear the birds singing because we did in fact record it. Poolside at a beautiful place called los casas in santos which is about an hour north of kabul on the west side of the peninsula and a lot of the content in this episode was made possible because of toto santos eco adventures. Which not only owns this hotel. But they're also an adventure tour company and you're going to hear more about those adventures in this conversation. I wanted to make sure and give a shout out to those guys. It's their hotel. Looks liberty scusi thus where we sat poolside overlooking the ocean. And if you think you can imagine what kind of poolside. You just can't in fact. This is the first time. I've ever put a photo straight into the episode show notes so you must look at the show notes for the photo i shared because this place is super unique super special super beautiful. It is where we spent the last few days Before heading back to the states after this trip to baja and that is where this conversation takes place so Before we get started into the conversation or back to it. I want to explain baja to you so that you can orient yourself on the map. Those who don't who aren't familiar with that. Who don't know baja is the short name for baja california which is the entire peninsula south of the us state of california which probably should be named alta california but sadly it's not Baja is connected to mainland mexico. Only in the far north by a very small arm of land. It's mostly separated from the mainland by the sea of cortez on baez east side. Which pretty much explains the island. Time attitude that you'll find in a lot of baja and on the west side if you haven't figured this out yet is the pacific ocean. Baja california is split in half and has two states within it baja california north which is north and then baja california which you guessed it is south and everything we talk about. Today takes place in baja california sewer which is a state in mexico and this place is very close to my heart. for reasons. you'll hear about in a few minutes At the very southern tip of baja you'll find las kob both which i'll also explain in this episode to help you guys out in in your plans. If you're going to end up going there most of you will at least be familiar with kabo. When i say which is the cancun of the baja peninsula but pretty much everything in this episode is outside of kabo. so if you're looking for an all inclusive resort vacation with a bunch of other gringos. That's fine and dandy and you could go to kabul for that and have a great time. But you're probably listening to the wrong podcast. So i was just in bahasa. What for one month. And i'm about to take you on an adventure trip so let's set the mood. I can say with experience that this episode pairs well with.
"baja" Discussed on The Budget Minded Traveler
"I remember just sitting there in the silence of just the water and the occasional breathing turtle own and just feeling like this is like. Where are we now. What are we paddling through home. What is this place because this special. Welcome to jump podcast. I'm your host traveling. Jackie and i'm here to explore travel adventure and lifestyle in ways. Meant to motivate you to move and get out and see the world let this show via source of travel advice and inspiration but remember that in the end. It's you who takes the leap. Welcome to the edge of a pool overlooking the pacific ocean. Friend carly and i are sitting here about to crack. Tocado is ready fellow. You got a new. We are on our last day in baja bittersweet. Yeah but you know what you'll so good even get to be here right now and we wanted to recount some of our experience together To kind of share with you a about.
Bahamas Resort Offers Free Stay for Guests Who Test Positive
"That may be tough to refuse. A resort in the Bahamas is adding a unique incentive for you to book a vacation guests of Baja Mar, who test positive for cocaine 19, while staying at the resort can either get a free private plane ride to the U. S, or a complimentary two week stay located on the island of New Providence. In the Bahamas. Guests who choose to stay at the resort will be placed in a courtesy suite to quarantine. And get a dining credit of $150 per person per day for up to 14 days or until the guest test negative. If a guest wants to leave the Bahamas upon testing positive, the resort will pay for private air travel to the continental U. S. For them and their immediate family.
A big year for Bad Bunny
"Welcome back here with me from her home in washington. Dc is npr. Music and latino contributor. Stephanie fernandez hi stephanie. Hey steven great to have you so as we mentioned in. The bad bunny has released three albums in two thousand twenty the first y h l q. Md l. g. That's yoga lo que. Mais della ghana. Or i do whatever i want came out in february not long after bad bunny performed with jennifer lopez shaquille and j galvin at the super bowl halftime show. You'll find your haga made lagana at number seven on. Npr music's list of the fifty best of twenty twenty then in may bad bunny put out an odds and ends compilation called los que. No iban asa lear or the ones that were not going to come out. And now he's released ultimo tour del mundo which translates as the last tour of the world. The new album was written and recorded in quarantine and bad bunny had said it would be his last album not surprisingly he has already walked. That back a stephanie. Near the beginning of this year you interview. Bad bunny for a pitchfork profile called day in the life of bad bunny introverted superstar. Let's start with your thoughts on the new record which feels more restrained and reflective than the album. He put out earlier this year. Absolutely well let me start by saying that. It's been a crazy year for bad bunny. Output has been insane and prolific. and he's proven more than once that he can put out a great record. I really liked this album But i'll confess that i i i. I felt some fatigue at the fact that this is the third bad album coming out. And i'm a big fan of bad bunnies. I've been following him for a long time now. But i also believe that there's time for an artist to slow down into you don't need to put out so much music that being said. I really liked this album. It's really grown on me. Since i first heard it definitely appeals to the mo and may clearly bad bunny has also been listening to a lot of new metal and pop punk in quarantine. Well let's talk about the differences between this record and the one that he put out at the beginning of this year. That was kind of a more hard charging album in this one. As you said is is a little bit more mo absolutely. I think you know there has been this temptation to compare the two albums because they've been his two biggest releases. This year i think at the end of the day. they're such different projects. He was really trying such different things with them. That album iago looking at it. I was really focused on going back to the heart of puerto rican thrown from the early two thousands in the late nineties. The kind of music that bad listen to growing up the latin pop landscape now sounds a lot different than the music. Bad bunny loved growing up. And you know john that has historically not been widely accepted in latin pop and latin mainstream until the last decade. And one thing that he acknowledged to me when i interviewed him as well as you know something that was really the main focus of this record. Was you know undeniably making this sound of the music that influenced him growing up the artists that really deserve the shine when it comes to the strides made in this genre and this album is more about honoring a different kind of music that he loved growing up which is rock and rock and program spaniel and pop punk and i think what you really can see across. His body of work is just the deep respect that he has different kinds of music that he loves as well as this nostalgia. I think both records really have a lot to do with nostalgia in this way. That's really interesting to me especially in a year. That's been so difficult for so many people. Some many of us are finding comfort in music. That's not new music. That reminds us of more comfortable more simple times as it were. Even though these two albums are really different they both have really special offerings. Well one thing. I wanted to talk about it about this new record wanting that immediately jumped out to me as somebody who did a certain amount of coming of age in the nineties there a couple of songs on his record like to deseo loma harder. And you'll vito c. That are very tinged with all rock. Sounds like really kind of nineties. Rock sounds taught me talk. Yeah you know. This album has a lot of guitars. Sad guitars brad guitar. He's kind of teasing out this kind of pop punk and nu metal side that he has actually alluded to in previous work on his debut album sandra he had a song called dynamo moscow allowed which was really a pop punk song and people were so surprised to hear that from bad bunny and on your looking like he had llamas mignano which is like one of my favorite songs this year and a that just absolutely bursts into this new metal rage moment that is just so so registered so good and i think you know i i. I didn't think anything could match with those two songs. Made me feel. But i couldn't stop listening to to the settled on my heart. I really think it's like that. Riff is just so heart. Sick and tortured and cathartic. It's a little bit of that success. Mada below gun mental burden sep putra dot com the company. I think you can kind of get a sense of the exact angst. That's at work here but can you walk us through what that's about. Yeah you know. That song is kind of a classic reflecting on a break-up ballot and it's kind of a self torturing acknowledges wasn't great to you and i hope that one day you can forget about me but it's also just really indulging in that feeling and i think that's something that somebody people can relate to maybe a lot of people who've spent a lot of time alone in this year of in thinking about so. It's got a lot of sad. Bob's for reflecting on on these sad moments but also got a lot of really happy moments. I wanted be just kind of give people a sense of place about where he kind of fits into the latin music world like he is a boundary pushing artist. He's pushed a lot of these of gender presentation He sings about gender relations in ways. That feel really fresh absolutely. I think you know for several years now. Bad bunnies kind of establish this reputation for himself as a political or outspoken artist. And it's a label that he wrestles with. I think he is breaking a lot of barriers in terms of challenging masculine in latin pop. And he's really kind of an outlier. In terms of how vocal he is about these issues in two thousand nine hundred and he was really involved in the protests import. The frigo demanding the resignation of prepared for ceo in the past. He's also really challenge these ideas of gender presentation as you mentioned. You know he'd paint his nails and he'd wear skirts and bad. Bunny received a lot of praise for that and it was a big statement to a lot of his fans as much as he's gaining so much praise especially this year he's also had a lot of moments of public learning you know he's resisted this idea of becoming like a spokesperson for any group of people or report the frigo and earlier this year. You know a lot of fans were disappointed that he took several weeks to respond in support to the black lives matter movement and eventually he released a letter expressing his feelings and kind of saying himself. The thing that so many of us had already come to the conclusion to which is that. You know you can't rely on celebrities at the end of the day to lead us forward and social movements to be the voice of progress. I think bad bunny has made a lot of big statements that challenge how latin pop's most visible stars approach politics but then again on and trap have always been political and bad bunny is not the first and i know he won't be the last. Yeah you mentioned. His relationship with puerto rico. I think that's one thing that really jumps out about him. Could you talk a little bit more about that. Absolutely i think what definitely sets bad bunny. Apart from all of his peers in the industry is just how committed he is doing right by his community and worked to recall. Specifically i think in all of his music you can tell that. He's striving to remain authentic. And there's so many little love letters to community on this album samples the legendary astrologer welton on the penultimate track. His famous sendoff muccio more. He shouts out puerto rican and latino legends in general like leveaux the ruben blah the song and then latinos like real manna. You can tell that. He's he's aware that he's operating within a lineage. He never leaves any doubt about who he's trying to uplift and who is trying to represent here and he closes the album on a classic puerto rican christmas song comparison performed by today obama hegna which is a group from his hometown of vega baja. Your old it's kind of odd. Because it's like he's not on the song. Obviously it's recording from the fifties. But it's a song about how some people have jubilant joyful christmases and others spend it in sadness or in poverty. It is a farewell to a year. That i think all of us are happy to see go and i think you know though. He sits at this place of enormous wealth and privilege and fame. I think he's really at the end of the day driven by this desire to remain
Seedbanking a Floristic Province with Cheryl Birker, California Botanic Garden
"So tell listeners. What your job title is in in what you do share is it you do. Yes so i am. The seed conservation program manager here at california botanic garden is actually the largest seed bank dedicated to conserving california's native flora. so my job. I get to go out in the wild and make seed collections of the rarest plants in california. Bring those leads back to the garden process and store them in our c. bank because if you process in store seeds correctly they can potentially live for hundreds of years in storage you making those collections essentially an insurance policy against species extinction in the wild. You know so when. I'm not in the field collecting seeds. I'm back at the garden working with those seeds. Curing the collection managing the data and conducting these experiments trying to determine the best way to grow these plants from see. It's it's it's a very fulfilling job to have. I bet i bet. The current holdings of the seed bank there are how many we currently have over. Fifty four hundred collections representing over twenty two hundred taxes on plant tax a native to california so we focus on california and the california listrik province which also goes down into baja and a little bit up into And our our overall goal is to seed bank every single species native to california which is a a huge gold. Have i mean. California is about diversity hotspot. there's over sixty five hundred. Native plant species are tax up more accurately and many of those. You know all all the pao diversity is so threatened by human activity so we have our job cut out for us definitely and so when you use the word tax you are referring to a single species so with with the word species right. There can be multiple subspecies or varieties. And those are those are distinguishable dis- different plants so there are sixty five hundred different kinds of plants in california. We would call those tax that includes all of the different subspecies and varieties. But probably there's only three thousand species if you're not counting those varieties so usually try to use the word tax. Okay so for Let safer example and we're talking occurring tax not human cultivated cultivars. Is that correct. So it was a so that the given example. I'm thinking of my beautiful woman. Hetero files that's in bloom right now and there are several cultivars on the market. That people would have run into like margarita. Bob yes so in the bank we actually do. Have accessions of those cultivated varieties but our our main focus is trying to Conserve the genetic diversity. That is naturally present in california. So those those true species and not the cultivars
Hurricane warning issued for Baja California as Genevieve aims for a close pass
"In their thousands of people are under evacuation orders or warnings. There is also a chance of rolling Black House today in California, further south people along the coast of Mexico's Baja California peninsula seeking shelter as a Category three Pacific Hurricane Genevieve threatens to bring hurricane force winds To the tourist region, even if the centre isn't likely to hit Land. National Hurricane Center says the storm should pass near the southern portion of the peninsula tonight through tomorrow. Two people died when caught in the high surf yesterday in Cabo San
Hurricane Genevieve to brush Baja California peninsula late Wednesday
"Residents of ATLEAST eight states in Mexico are being urged to take extreme measures as Hurricane Genevieve strengthens along the country specific coast. NPR's carry Khan has that story. Genevieve is strengthened to a level for hurricane heading north toward the Baja California Sur peninsula will expected the skirt most of the Pacific coast. Forecasters have issued a tropical storm warning for most of the southern tip of the peninsula. Mexican officials say Genevieve is not expected to hit land, but the region will see several inches of rain, wind gusts and high waves. Electricity officials have staged equipment and personnel preparing for adages. In the resort region of Kabul. Son Lucas already hit hard by the loss of tourism because of the Corona virus. Pandemic streets are empty, and officials are considering opening shelters several low lying areas prone to flooding or preparing for high water.
Who would replace Kamala Harris as California Senator?
"We still have 12 weeks before the November election, Voters will decide between President Trump on my vice President Mike Pence against former Vice President Joe Biden and current Democratic vice presidential nominee California Senator Kamala Harris. But in Harris are victorious. Governor Newsome will have to appoint a new senator to serve the next two years here in California, and well, there's been early speculation on names like State Attorney General Javier Becerra and San Diego State Senator Toni Atkins. Another elected officials told the governor he's interested. Mayor of Imperial Beach Search, the DEA sent a note to the governor with a picture of him in a business suit with a surfboard and water, nothing his intention to seek the appointments If the Democrats win because Pamela Harris may become our next vice president, I notified Governor Newsome like everyone does not is via Twitter that I'd like to be on the collection left to be the next U. S. Senator put out Open seat. And I think it's important to have someone who's not from the insider circle in Sacramento on someone that's ready to help clean up California and fight for our planet and our ocean from day one. Well and yes, I think it was the announcement that color base attention picture of you in a business suit with your surfboard. Right. The water's edge. Kind of embodying what it means to be from Imperial Beach. Yeah, you know, and you're a bitch, maybe small. What? We're mighty, You know, I've seen the names of some of the more high profile candidates and you know the reality of California's in trouble countries in trouble, And so we need someone who's used to doing things without a lot of resource is gonna support. You could get things done quickly, and that's experience. I've had thereby be in that experience that we need for the next senator from California and as the native Senate, California someone who rested 500 California the lifeguard for the state and for the city of Baby, I'm ready for the job and just look forward to being considered by Governor Newsome. Well, obviously you've worked with the governor, and in fact, you've worked as high as going to the White House when it comes to the sewage issue along the border, with the issues coming out of Mexico to impact San Diego County Imperial Beach, the city of San Diego. Everywhere else here with its impact that profile of yours with that fight has gone to the highest level. Yeah, so you know, unfortunately, because sewage issue is continuing to happen. I ve had to reach out from everybody from the president of Mexico, too. You know, President Trump We've met Got Governor knew someone. The governor of Baja California. So yeah, felt the times were like more like an international diplomat rather than a mare. But that is good practice good experience for what it takes to be an effective senator. To give you credit. Since the minute she was in office, she has support our first queen of the border. She's put a lot of attention on period Beach. In fact, her California director came to Imperial Beach to visit her stop is in very involved in this issue, so she's been great on the tissue as well as Senator Feinstein, but it's time for a new direction and and that's what I'm putting My My name in the hat or handed the ring And you know there is a perception out there at some points where you know, San Diego geographically being where it is. So we feel that the state of times may forget about us or things like that. You know, putting San Diego right back up there and kind of raising our hand and saying, Hey, what about us? Yeah, you know, Right now we have two senators from Northern California from the Bay area, So obviously we need a lot more Southern California repetition and the fact that Southern California needs a lot of help. We've seen that during this covert Christ of some of the highest rates, obviously in the country in Southern California, especially here in South San Diego and along the border, So we're in trouble have the highest rate of unemployment in the state along the borderlands question. Imperial County so We're in trouble. We need to get someone to replace Senator Harris. She gets elected vice president who's fighting for California and every California and not just the ones who can write campaign checks, right? I think that's important to make sure that someone who works for every California In every corner of state and every family and put families and kids first for California
All About Alocasia 'Polly'
"Plant is allocated Paulie applaud. That certainly poses some challenges for most of us. Mere Mortal House plant growers and Today. I'm joined by Mireya of instagram account. Born gardening to help you pick your way through the minefield that is allocated Eur polly care. Maria is a gardener. In the wonderful city of Baja. Lana did I say that. Well probably not in Spain. And she is a DAB hand at growing this plant. A member of the asteroid Klein with those vein leaves the look so stunning when you buy them and look some terrible as they start to die. So where have we all been going broke? Will his my chat with Mariah so we will find out Mireya. We are here to talk about. Alec as your Paulie which I think might be up there as the number one plant that people find a bit tricky to grow. It's a beautiful beautiful plant though and I can understand why everyone is so captivated by it isn't one of your favorites. Yes is eased one of my favorites for me. It's a plan. I associate with the tropics and just takes me straight to the tropics and with this deep green Arrow shaped way. Wavy edged leaves mesmerizing. I mean I can spend hours looking at A. It's unbelievable really nice and I think that's why a lot of people would have in. The House is Yeah. It does seem very widely available now. I think it must've been being being mass produced and so everyone can get their hands on this blog now but not everyone can keep it happy and the number of times. I see a post from somebody saying my Poli is dead. Wayne Coors is a day polly. How do people kill this particular law? I think the number one issue with this plan is maintaining the high levels of humidity and warmth as well in in the House. You know to recreate this kind of ganguly environment in a house is quite is quite hard. It really likes sort of temperature from sixteen to two seven degrees so that could be a tricky especially in the UK in the winter when the Heaton is on the air. It's way dry. I mean I live in the Mediterranean. So that helps quite a bit because he is quite warm Resolution is very humid. So it's sort of like lifestyle. I know by St Louis talking about high levels of humidity which are to trades in a house about fifteen percent of up. So I think what he what is good. Is to have a humidifier few hours a day if you can if you can have one. I mean I don't have one so what I use is pebble trade. We've so when J.j This humidity around it. And what I really like doing as well. Which mind is in this environment is grouping grouping the plans which claimed his micro and you really works. My one is surrounded by Begonias Theis fans which is they will require high levels of humidity on. I think he's really nice as well. Because you create a little landscape like literally to your landscape of having them scattered around the house so I think this this this works. That's a good point because people often want to display this plot as a specimen plan on its own because it is so gorgeous but as you say it's probably going to be much happier in agree with all the plots where it's it's possibly going to get a bit of a boost not just looking at my little Thermometer slash humidity monitor in here and it's only thirty two percent humidity in here right now which is terrible. I think you know the winter. Obviously I didn't know how you'll heating works here in the UK mainly have radiators. Which are you know hopefuls being piped through and it's makes yes so dry states they have avenue which is even worse so there is a real issue. That as you said humidifier can breed really help. I think it would be excellent. It's it's it's it's the it's the trick the humidifier if you have the heat on he. I live in various choir choir. Small you know by a flag and you really need the heating on winter so we quite lucky without the you polly was getting too little humidity. How would she know? What size does it? Give off that. It's really unhappy is it so the crispy edges to the lease is that it produces this brown tapes and sometimes we see Yellow Halos as well on the leaves then when we when we started saying that it. That's that's what it needs really and sometimes what happens as well then using all my God. You know it's so we can. We get that confusion between humidity on wartime with sometimes is really difficult to handle and restart over watering and then what happens is a leads to grow pot and then with a prominent as well does it. It can it di- back can go into dormancy and winter and lose leaves and then come back in the spring yet. That's what he does actually below twelve degrees. It goes into dormancy. Need to keep in place. But don't worry if you see that growing leaves coming out image just is having FBI arrest during the period and then in the spring will come back. Come back to live so the bright again and you can you can start again with the winter and you have to look at match less obviously and defined with this plot the oftentimes. It needs reporting when you buy it because it's been posited into something that's possibly not suitable in terms of potting mix. Then I think What I do with mine I? I like to try to regularly regret as I can. This sort of Equi jungle me soil which I try to create my own with the potting soil. Potting ORCHID BAR. It is possible the one and then alight and then. I think we're really works as well as could innovate finally In in the mix and because he keeps it gives the soil them. Which is what this plan likes as well. It doesn't like soggy soil like Saddam so spag. Moore's is great doing that so I think he's good if you can get hold of some spinal Moscow. Someone can mixing it with the soil and mix it. Yeah because sometimes comes in when you buy is not is it just you water him water and all the nutrients and unique to to change it a bit and we'd like to this. Hugh applaud. What's the regime there? We don't want it alongside the CACTI and succulents possibly now now. We don't want with in full Sun. Full side is not advisable egg because they will just banned leaves and and the economy comes from San alikes. Brian direct sand. Actually so a really likes my. My one is in east facing window a few a couple of away from the window and get the morning sun. Which is the best son because sign is strong so it's going really well there. Nfc South facing window is especially in the main Rainey's it's you can have it in the UK. Maybe the winter months. It'd be alright but I will keep a few a few feet away. Not South is this applaud the Subject to draw like if he did keep near near window a cold drafts. Presumably won't be good for it either now doesn't like graphs suffer now. So that's why is bad to say a few away from the window because if you if you have a draft in will kill it definitely doesn't at all and if you have a shady area a one maybe one grow so well I would advise as well. It's too late at least once a month so it will improve with capture in lines for the leaves. Because sometimes you get you get the state the best on the leaves in that. What do you use the ducks? Just damp cloth. Yes a damn close and I think is really is really good for the land and every like is like a set of penalty from his long relaxing and connects you with a plan even more so. I think he's a good thing to do. I do with my ray. I tried to do it
"baja" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Disappear or do you have a minute please I also have done during crystal ball next to it so you decide Baja wearing a cheerleading outfit now breaks yeah there's always something evil going on in the background you always have this innocent smile on your face can I tell you I know I see the picture on my Twitter dollars are random magician came into your diner yeah I mean you know he's doing magic to my customers bought them and I magic so I was like come back here on I want to talk to you about maybe setting up a contract and then I put him in the quotes all black he ironically we haven't seen him this week right now gone I I will say this John I mean this in the most HR way requires possible when I visited your island a couple days ago thank you greeted me and your friends made outfit I was a little turned off I will your animal crossing character was very attractive I will did I walk into public bathrooms to let me tweet that out you can why charge how do you make money with your diner or to pay your mortgage down well that's a good question I would love for them to do an update on the new Nintendo switch animal crossing I want at least my friend to animals to come into my house I want them to sit at my diner yes we tend to eat me too yeah and they pay you for waffles or something yeah will people visit Collins of my new museum park that used to be Collins orchard that I destroyed and tore down that gave people visit my amusement park the animal said on my stuff okay yeah they do they enjoy yeah they enjoy do you have a tea Cup right now I do yeah I've got one too and I've created an arts district so I can use the arm full beautiful beautiful tile around the arts district by the museum and then some outdoor art Collins like you've created districts I'm like oh yeah this is the work done on his island and I've worked on my home yes so I've paid more into my home and making it bigger he's he's spending his money to make the entire island yeah and I activated eminent domain I removed a house that was taking up part of my ranch so I removed the house I removed the go to this fence sungard goat had a house right in front of my property that was an eyesore so I had I had to go it was a blight Kenny so I went to the town square and I put in an application to have spend sungard code removed so thirty thousand or five thousand dollars you have spent on guard if you just if you put it like a robot wars your motives you know in some guards goat was right in front of my kids I have I have a ranch and I have friends say let's go run and it was right in front of my freaking house and I'm like I don't want to look at spend sungard builds house so I moved him up at the top of the mountain so I don't even have to look at a nice way yeah yeah yeah he's wild goat that makes sense yeah it's up I put the other housing development far away from me I don't want that leads that I don't have to get up there to get back to you know yeah I don't want to see us I don't want to see people so I put the other housing development and then there's no reason to really go up there unless you're looking for five yeah you know and Colin was yes you turn in your fall cels to slack bladders he was in now you should thank you to do is what you should visit yeah we have museums lax again we have the Colin Matheson memorial museum part really three things.
Henri Richard, winner of 11 Cups with Canadiens, dies at 84
"The Montreal Canadians mourn the death of legend and former captain our review shard who died following a long illness Friday morning the younger brother of superstar Maurice rocket Richard Reid was eighty four years old nicknamed the pocket rocket during his junior years the youngest Ryszard went on to hoist eleven Stanley cups during his twenty year career with the Canadians and NHL record is line our playing styles a fan favorite and his tremendous playmaking skills would see him elected the Baja caliphate in nineteen seventy nine L. A. lariviere Montreal
The Big Food Trends for 2020
"So take your seat with the rest of the class and let's get right to today's topic. Yeah it's a New Year and now since I'm endowed with twenty twenty vision. I'm here to tell you what the experts say will be the big trends ends in food this year after lettuce scare in two thousand eighteen the crystal ball said there would be more accountability food safety and Quality Ghost restaurants supposed to be a big thing and not surprisingly. I didn't see any here in Nashville. Then there is the prediction for motherless. Meat's meat that is not meet. It's made from vegetables. That trend came through then. There is the possibility of new food. Sources like crickets. Guess what we heard after that. There were other predictions some panned out some regional and others just seem silly. In retrospect undaunted your predictions for twenty twenty. Let's start macro then go micro. Moneywise has a list of restaurant chains that might not survive the year topping the list to steak and shake incite site. Apparently doesn't mean it's right. It's followed by Perkins Re Calendars Jojo Howard. Johnson's Hula Hans Baja. Fresh Mexican grill ground. Tim hortons hometown buffet. Pink Berry Ruby Tuesday friendly's ice cream in restaurant checkers and rally's Nashville's Charlie's Red Robin Ted Stakes del friscos grill and Golden Corral. Now it'd be a great time to check your stock portfolio. The experts say firma drinks like Buca will grow in popularity kid's been used will be upgraded with more whole grains and global global cuisines. Many other prognosticators say that will happen for adult meals to home. Meal kits will also become an increasingly popular restaurant. Alternative initiative industry sources say some restaurants may undergo redesigns to maximize this trend. And also expect to see more computers on your table as menu's go. Even more electronic restaurants will be aware of life changes facing their customers boomers are retiring. Blend heels have their own tastes children and grandchildren grandchildren. Enter the picture on the bar scene. Many are looking for growth in non alcoholic beverages again. This is an age driven change. One Chef believes believes it also comes as diners. OPT for quality over quantity plant based diets are expected to grow. And that's not surprising with the growth of vote. Meet Jack. Fruit roots seems to be a favourite for these foods. Speaking of whole grains oat milk is being mentioned possibly as a companion cheerios. Healthy snacks were on the menu with Beats Chick Peas Keen Wa and Kale is candidates. What do I have to do to make Kale? Just go away. Sustainability will be big big as food producers. Take Action on climate change or colorful food is expected. Don't look for dies or other artificial colorings but expect blue would purple green tomatoes and potatoes.
Where to Redeem Your Travel Points in the Bahamas
"All right next question from Scott from New Jersey Chrissy and he's trying to go. Stay in the Bahamas around Christmas. Let's hear what his question is. Hi My name is Scott. I'm in new. Jersey does and I was trying to book a trip to the Bahamas at the new Baja Mar and it showed me. The trip was ninety two hundred dollars or dog. One point three million miles on Amex which isn't a good return. So I was thinking the booking Amex getting five times the points and then in using current points at a one one which would cost me nine hundred thousand points for so for that The paid wondering if there's certainly better alternative so like Lowe's from New York City area to NASA it was blending nine nights at the rose in December two Christmas Day. Thank you. That's a great question you know. I really wish there. There was an APP that would tell you. You know you should pay for something versus US points and also whether you should transfer points or use points to a travel agency sense a little foreshadowing coming here because that's exactly what the gap is going to do. Which is launching an early Twenty Twenty Enough Self Promotion Zach? Can you help our friend. Scott out should he redeem points. Where should he stay? In the Bahamas I sure Baja Mar is supposedly an awesome destination in the Bahamas. We have full reviews of all the hotels in Bahama are on the point sky in my personal favourite. For redeeming points is the Grand Hyatt Baja Mar I. The Grand Hyatt has great reward availability. You have two choices for using chase points at the granted and Bahama. The first is that you could transfer them directly to high it in the since the Grand Hyatt Bahamas a category five hotel. Free Nights cost twenty thousand points for regular room or thirty two thousand points for a sweet the other alternative. If if you have chases Sapphire Reserve Card you can redeem your points directly through the chase travel portal at a rate of one and a half cents per point point in book the hotel directly through chases travel portal. The one thing to note is in that case you'll be on the hook for taxes and fees in your chase points will need to be used to cover those whereas if you were to send your points too high it and redeem for a free night award you won't be on the hook for taxes and fees always. He's double check. Whether it makes sense to book directly through chase or send your points to High Jack. Have you actually been to the Bahamas. Yeah I grew up in south Florida so getting to the Bahamas Imus was really easy for us and we could easily do it on a weekend. I've stayed at the Atlantis. I've also taken cruises stopped in the Bahamas and now that the ocean club club has been renovated as a four seasons. I'm really looking forward to trying out that new four
Israel targets Islamic Jihad leader, sending message to Iran
"Israel says it assassinated a senior Palestinian leader of the group Islamic Jihad overnight Baja Abu a Lotta was in Gaza that strip of land that Israel is surrounded by fences and walls reporter Naomi several off is covering the story from Tel Aviv walking the program thank you who is or I guess I should say who was this leader Bob allowed to so he was a leader in Palestinian Islamic Jihad a which is a smaller group then Hamas in the Gaza Strip but still a powerful group and Israel says that he was responsible for many recent attacks on the country Israel says it killed him with the precision missile from a jet fighter and that he was killed in bed overnight and the ministry of health says another person was killed with him the mystery both in Gaza and there are reports out there that it was
Israel hit by rockets from Gaza after airstrike kills Islamic Jihad leader
"A senior commander of the militant group Islamic Jihad has been killed in an Israeli and a strike in Gaza the group said Baja Abbottabad died at his home along with his wife the Israeli military confirmed he was targeted saying he'd be responsible for hundreds of attacks against the country
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3 die in wildfires in Mexico's Baja California
"Wildfires are posing a problem not just in California but also south of the border Mexican authorities are saying at least three people have died in wind whipped wildfires in the northwestern state of Baja California fires near to Kanye near Tijuana and between the coastal towns of Rosarito at Ensenada forcing almost seventeen hundred people to evacuate their homes one of those fires closing the coastal highway north of ensign either for several hours another fire near to coffee scalding over thirty five thousand acres heavy smoke causing school closures as well while strong Santa Ana winds fanned those
Lorena weakens to a tropical storm as it nears mainland Mexico
"In his spare those couples resorts on the southern tip of Baja California it's been downgraded to a tropical storm as it heads for mainland Mexico and
"baja" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Trump said he has decided for now against a military strike on Iran five people remain in critical condition today after a bus crash that killed four Chinese tourists and injured dozens more near a national park in Utah on Friday morning a category one hurricane less than a hundred miles away now from the Mexican resort town of Cabo San Lucas damaging winds flash flooding and life threatening surf expected along the Baja California peninsula I'm Christopher creek. seventy seven W. A. B. C. traffic and transit so good Saturday afternoon boys a busy in queens queens been the hot spot all week long it's an accident now on the cross island north then you're available for that these two ten minutes a late and gradual to be Kerry sounded the L. I. E. has the left laid out alternate site is in effect some problems now the inbound George about twenty minutes for the upper level and for the inbound lower level mid span you've got a crash in the right lane so take your pick the invalid towards the end the only thing is fine it is a holiday the turnpike or the one and I approached crashing brands on the parkway north of one sixty three for seventeen a pretty bad car fires to eighty east it exits off the parkway center and rightly doubt there's aggression Fairlawn to always sounded more low Avenue one lane is blocked and just a mess on the New England three north and basically from Harrison to the state line that is the ongoing road work project only two lanes get five I'm Susie Cerone on talk radio seventy seven WABC now here's Deborah Valentine with your forecast now your forecast from the Ramsey super weather center.
"baja" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"It's gonna be partly cloudy day ahead with only a ten percent chance of precipitation right now fifty seven degrees on our way to a high of eighty two tomorrow it'll be sunny with a high of eighty five then we cool it down to the seventies for Friday well now on Colorado's morning news it's a wonder of nature the migration of the monarch butterfly the monarch now being featured at the butterfly pavilion in Westminster orangerie bell takes us on a visit in this scale a close up outside the butterfly pavilion kids armed with nets are trying to catch monarch butterflies. the old for those big orange and black striped butterflies David food all with the butterfly pavilion says a super generation of March is traveling south they started believe it or not in Canada on the western side of the Rockies is going to be down to like southern California Baja area on the eastern side of the Rockies like where we are here in the front range those are going to be going down to more often than not in Michoacan Mexico he says it will take three generations of monarchs to make it back to Canada as we walk around we're told not to mistake a painted lady butterflies for Monaco monarchs are going to have the orange and black striping on both the inside and the outside of their wings they're also going to be much larger the painted lady they're black and orange looks to be a bit more spot here so blotchy outside of their wings is almost kind of like a gravy were of the age or a sand colored kids try to catch a holiday because of water. what they come up empty on monarchs so we go inside we enter a humidity control pavilion through a double door chain. we had a lot on the ground. inside it's monarchs city got it.
"baja" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"Up in one thousand nine hundred seventy seven with his interview with the mayor with the governor of Baja California. Here's more of that interview. Now, as I understand, Dr Bustamente he's saying if we take people who are illegally in the United States and return them to the country of their origin. We are guilty of a hostile act towards the country Arjun. Can you can you? Provide the logic for that conclusion. Well, I didn't write the book Mr. Bustamante wrote it, but so you disavow his statement. I think that the United States is within his rights. But if anyone is within its country. In won't use the word illegal undocumented. Manner. The United States has laws to effect by which they made the port these people. Here that the governor of Baja California very said, well, you know, America has laws, and if they violate the laws America's within their rights to support these people. I think that the United States is within his rights if anyone is within its country in I won't use the word illegal. I will say an undocumented. Manner. The United States has laws to effect by which they may deport these people now that was nineteen seventy seven September fourteen thousand nine hundred seventy seven the governor of Baja California, by the way, he was a native born here, but he's the governor of Baja California. Hey, America has his rights to deport people who are in the country illegally very calmly said that anybody said that right down the democratic side would be called would be the party Republicans would be called racist. However. Reality is showing us that the even though there are existing laws and the existing agencies to. That's all control the entering of. Undocumented Mexicans in the United States. They have not been able to control our fight or stop. So say why because we get back to the source again. These are people who do not have jobs. These are people who must must find a way. The federal themselves. And. When you are in Sussex such position, you look can you find any way by which you can get to where you can find a job and better your economic situation. I think that. At simple. I would like to say. During World War Two was the United States who said send me Mexicans. We need experts to help us on the farm and the industry comments because we need them to help us now during the war, just as we need them just as much as we need our soldiers, wait until bubbly counties this point, so we didn't ask Mexico. Reasons. Well. It was as you know, outstanding. To do. So and we did send under seven. Conscripted? No, all right. We allowed them big difference. Don't you think? And but anyway, the United States this desire, and they were here, and he did help in the last twenty years. They have been accepted. Thank not undocumented workers are aliens are in the United States. And they've been here. The last twenty years why have nothing been done before by the way during this interview. Buckley, put the number of illegal aliens in this country. Eight million eight million the nineteen seventies. Just kidding me. The number as high as twenty or twenty five. I believe it's because it was too advantage of the United States here at the time. It was convenient now situation changed. It's not convenient. I think what you're saying. True. Sweden. Switzerland. Enough to west Germany. Cheap. Brendan. The doors allows people to come. Wait. Question. Mostly. We were talking about the sofa. Oh. Interesting interesting the change. This is the NBA United States. Didn't ask you this access. The responsibility of the state of. Homes. Responsibility to make the homeowner. This is question. The..