Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Back on Moondance!

Yahoo - it is wonderful to be home again and sleeping in our own bed - even if it is a mess! Our summer vacation lasted 3 1/2 months and completely wore us out. We decided that was too long to be away (for lots of different reasons) - but especially because of the hardships to the boat and equipment caused by the heat, humidity, and lack of care.

Our first day back, we spent the day goofing off and checking out some of favorite watering holes - just to catch up on some rest, plus acclimate to the weather.

Next day, we actually starting to "think" about our projects and shuffling stuff around. We have been keeping busy multi-tasking: catching up on email, blogging, and bombing cockroaches that snuck aboard while we were gone - oh my!

Today, we actually got some boat projects started and worked all day (almost).

We had an easy trip from Arizona to San Carlos. Thanks to Bill and Linda for letting us crash at their place, plus for the wonderful steak dinner. We went through Mexican customs, plus a Checkpoint, without much stress. Doug overwhelmed everyone with his fluency of the Spanish language (not!), his impressive amount of paperwork, plus the quantity of stuff stashed in the pickup. The locals didn't even want to start digging through the pile of boxes and bags that we called treasures!

San Carlos is in much better shape than we imagined, plus it beautifully green (from all of that rain). Tropical Storm/Hurricane Jimena left it's mark and there is still a lot of work to be done on the infrastructure, but it is coming along.

We hope to have Moondance sailing away by the end of October. Wish us luck!


Jacob said...

Hello Moondance,

We are wishing you the best of luck with your re-commissioning. We hope to be following you shortly!

Jacob & Julia

sv Pisces

Ana said...

Do me a favor? Sit under one of those palapas by the water and have a drink of your choice for me! Can't wait to get back!

Ness, Eric and Gavin said...

Don't rush on the chores. I have found they will be there tomorrow.

We too are just now catching up. Having family around was much more fun!

Anonymous said...

Just confirmed that the prohibition against alcohol in Mexico begins Nov 1.

svHotelCal said...

Glad you made it back to the boat. Did you name the cockroaches?? It was great seeing you this summer. After chores are complete, where are you headed?

Rick and Pam

Anonymous said...

Hi Doug and Carla<

We met you guys in Albuquerque, at the Chama River Brewing Company. We were enjoying the beer and the game. Not to mention the company.

Glad to see you made it back ok!!! We will follow your journey jealously.

Mike and Erika Major