We have spent the last 12 days getting Moondance ready for the extremes: temperature 120 degrees, high humidity, 70+ mph wind, waves, bugs, and whatever else might happen!
We have -
- Removed the sails, canvas, life raft, dinghy, and anything else that might blow away and stuffed them inside (like a turkey).
- Cleaned the engines, holding tanks, fridge, pipes, and whatever else might corrode or grow something nasty.
- Wrapped ports, hatches, winches, etc. with aluminum foil and blue tape - very pretty and it will keep us safe from alien transmissions!
In between projects, we attended a wedding reception for local singing sensation, Mark Mulligan. We didn't know the bride and groom, but the beer and entertainment were free!
We dined out a lot (propane issues) and found some great places to eat, plus enjoyed some of the local entertainment - Mark Mulligan performed "Jimmy Buffet" music at La Palapa and an AMAZING Mariachi band at the Marina Cantina. How fun!
Our vacation starts today. Our wonderful friends, Steve and Ana, picked us up in San Carlos and we are now in Tuscon. It is very surreal to be back in the States. All of the conveniences and luxuries right at your fingertips!
Our route to Alameda will be:
- Tucson, AZ
- Sedona, AZ
- St. George, UT
- Bakersfield, CA
We look forward to seeing everyone. If you don't want company, don't answer your phone!
PS: We will still be blogging this summer, so please check back!