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Two factory workers are talking. The woman says, “I can make the boss give me the day off.” The man replies, “And how would you do that?” The woman says, “Just wait and see.” She then hangs upside down from the ceiling. The boss comes in and says, “What are you doing?” The woman replies, “I’m a light bulb.” The boss then says, “You’ve been working so much that you’ve gone crazy. I think you need to take the day off.” The man starts to follow her and the boss says, “Where are you going?” The man says, “I’m going home, too. I can’t work in the dark.”
Jackie & Barry Duncan, owners of a local Cruise Planners franchise on a cruise with their grandchildren with Upbeat Times! They were on a upbeat cruise to Mexico on the Norwegian Joy. This photo was taken in Ensenada. Jackie & Barry are really great people and love to create first class vacations with a wide variety of enjoyable choices to suit anyones needs! See page 14~ Photo courtesy of Jackie & Barry of Sonoma County, CA.
Ensenada is a coastal city in Mexico, the third-largest in Baja California, Mexico. Lying around 78 miles south
of San Diego on the Baja Cal- ifornia Peninsula, it is locally referred to as La Cenicienta del Pacífico, "The Cindere-
lla of the Pacific". One of the first settlements founded in the Californias, Ensenada has emerged as a cruise ship des- tination, aerospace center, and a jumping-off point for Valle de Guadalupe, a local wine region. It is said that the first
Vitis vinifera made it to the re- gion's San Ignac io Mission in 1703, when Jesuit Padre Juan de Ugarte planted the first vineyards there. Founded
ber 17, 1542 (as San Mateo; renamed Ensenada in 1602)
A fun & light-hearted cartoon about a California Carnivore plant and its slightly sarcastic observations & perspective of life.
by Paul Andrew Doyle
We apologize for the blatant misspelling of the word 'License'...we spelled it : 'Licence', in bold print on the front cover of the January 2020 issue. Literally moments after they printed the paper did we realize the wrong final copy was sent. "Stop the presses!" was not called in on time! We hope you can forgive us! We also know we misspelled 'Recipes' on the cover of our paper in the September 2019 issue and we recog- nize we need to triple check our editing from now on. It is our mission and my responsibility! ~ Pau A. Doyle, publisher
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I'm not into cartoons. That's the irony of it. ~ Gary Larson
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