Sunday, June 21, 2009

Locking down Moondance...

We are happy/sad today. This is the last time we will see our boat/home until ~October. We are definitely going to miss it, plus the adventures and all of the wonderful people we have met along the way.

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!
We are pooped, but all of this work (and sweat) have a slimming affect on our waistlines. We don't eat much, but beverages go down very quickly!

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
Might as well have some fun along the way right? We will be back in Alameda on June 30.

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!

5 comments:

Cara said...

What about your schedule for visiting Albuquerque? And the Tricities, WA?

Cara

Ness, Eric and Gavin said...

Alas, time to say goodbye for now eh? I hope that little red Mazda truck will get you around this summer! The never say die truck!

Anonymous said...

hi guys. looking forward to seeing you soon. we are doing minor boat choreas. feel free to stay. call us. 510 205 6393. tim and karen

Anonymous said...

hi guys. looking forward to seeing you soon. we are doing minor boat choreas. feel free to stay. call us. 510 205 6393. tim and karen

"My Blessings" said...

Glad to hear you'll continue blogging...I would miss it! If in ABQ, keep me on happy hour or distribution! Enjoy your land stay and ammenities at your finger tips! Love, Denise