Monday, April 29, 2013

Now we gotta go!

Everything is happening way too fast - except for the projects of course.  Here is what we have been up to!
Presents and Schnitzel!

Our wonderful dock buddies threw us a great going away party. Lots of fun, laughter and gifts.

Plus, Ed and Karen made a huge batch of Jaeger Schnitzel. Our favorite from our Germany trips. We all loved it!
The Beater

We sold The Beater - our car!

It sold to the first person who saw it - less than 24 hours. Amazing.

It's a relief, but now we are without a ride. Good thing we have such a great sharing group here at the dock and have access to the community Car Pool!
Bill and Rise come to visit!

Bill and Rise, great friends from New Mexico, just happened to be in the neighborhood and stopped by for a visit.

We loved spending time and catching up with them.  Hope they meet us again in Fiji!

Barnacle Bill

We are definitely not ready to leave the first of May, but we are making progress.  Here's what we have wrapped up:

Wonderful friends - going to miss them!
  • Furler has been rebuilt
  • Jib is up
  • Life Raft has been re-certified
  • New halyards are spliced and put in place
  • Lockers have been purged and inventoried
  • Provisioning lists have been made and major shopping has started
  • Collected a bunch of goodies for Fanning Island
  • Sourdough starter is active and ready to make some bread
  • And lots more...
Enjoying the sunset
Still lots to do and lots to buy!

We also need to anchor out for a couple of days to make sure all systems are working perfectly.

Our first stop is 10 days away, so we don't want any surprises.

Mystery tree?

If we get out of town by May 15 - we will be very happy.

In the meantime, we are enjoying every minute with out dock buddies.  We are going to miss them and beautiful Ko Olina!


Carol Morrison said...

I feel your pain, but will be happy if I get one last hug before you go!

Diane, Evan and Maia said...

So exciting. Just a little jealous--but not looking forward to the work when our turn comes...

Ana said...

Doug and Carla! So happy for you! Maybe we will see you in Fiji, never know. Again, so happy you living the life.

"My Blessings" said...

Love my Moondance daily therapy reading...can't wait for the adventure to start! I always learn so much! Love you, denise