I am ready to go. I am not sure that everything is checked off my list, in fact I am pretty sure that there are a few things left, but nothing that we can’t live without. The pace of life that is this weird hybrid of everyday existence and vacation that is what being in port while cruising entails is exhausting.
We were very lucky during our 10 days here in San Diego to have a vehicle loaned to us. It made it much easier to get more things done and logistically simpler to visit a couple of the sights here. The other side of the coin is that we have packed every day completely full and have been too tired at the end of the day to have any patience for flukely wi fi connections to post pictures or write in our blog.
We have been provisioning at Costco, Target, Vons (California Safeway), Trader Joe’s, and the pharmacy, stowing said provisions, sightseeing at the San Diego Zoo and Legoland (each an all day affair), maintaining the boat which requires multiple trips to West Marine and Downwind Marine, doing two big laundries, giving haircuts, and dining out with friends local and from Seattle. We also have a fifth person aboard – our crew to Cabo, Mary.
The boys have t-shirts that our friends, Tolands, gave them before leaving Seattle that say, “Eat, Sleep, Sail”. I ready to do just that for a few days. We are also very excited to finally meet up with our buddy boat, Totem. We have been talking about cruising with the Giffords for about 15 years. In that time, Jamie and Behan got married and between us we have had 5 children. I can’t wait to have it all come to fruition.
Legoland, Carlsbad, WA
Boys and Bionicles
Baker Boys on the Lego Technic Coaster
Mary looks on as PJ finishes Austin's haircut
Polar Bear Sculpture, San Diego Zoo