June 25, 2007

Soda Club

One of the really great items that we've been using aboard Raptor Dance since we set off on our cruise is a gadget from a company called "Soda Club" (later renamed "Soda Stream")

This unit is about the size of coffee maker and makes really tasty soft drinks (see picture below). One CO2 canister holds enough gas to carbonate about 110 liters of soda. You make up a liter batch of seltzer at a time and then add the flavoring of your choice.

They sell the flavors at their website, you can mix your own or obtain syrup elsewhere.

It's a really cost effective way to make soda, mixers and saves enormously on storage space.

We bought from the 6 extra carbonators so we don't run out as they can't ship the gas bottles to Mexico. We also stocked up on their Diet Cola, Diet Tonic, Diet Ginger Ale and Diet Lemon/Lime Soda. Their Tonic is much tastier than any we've found in Mexico.

To check out their products, click the link/graphic below (note they do give us a small referral fee if you buy their goodies after following our link).

Also, until October 15th they're running some specials for online orders:
Save $30 on any new soda maker package when you use promotion code FIZZYFALL and
Use promotion code CHEAPGAS to save $15 off any 110-liter spare, licensed carbonators.

June 24, 2007

What we're doing on our summer vacation...

Hi Everyone!

It's been a while since our last message. Gosh it's almost July already!

Since our maintenance chores kept us from heading to the Sea of Cortez until it was too late in the season, we flew back to our "vacation home" on May 2nd. Since then, we've been busy with home chores and catching up with family and friends back here in the states. Fun, but not as exciting as cruising in Mexico - so we won't bore you with the details.

We are planning to head back to Mexico, late September/early October and visit Copper Canyon on our way back to Nuevo Vallarta where Raptor Dance is parked for the summer.

We'll share with you anything super interesting that we do over the summer, otherwise we'll give you inbox a rest ;-}

We'd love to hear from you and possibly visit during the summer. Drop us a line at our raptordance.com emails when you have a moment and let us know what you're up to!

Warmest Regards,
Bill and Mary