Wednesday, November 23, 2011

November 22nd

Some pictures from our first week - right before Thanksgiving 2011

Kyle on Sea Biscuit in Marina San Carlos 

Learning the ropes

Getting some exercise on the docks

Christina, Kyle, and Grandpa

Ken and Grandpa

Inside the boat

Sunday, November 20, 2011

November 20th, 2011

Sea or Cortez - We are in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico on Sea Biscuit now.

As we were eating dinner the other night Kyle (who is 5 1/2) said, "You know guys, when I was younger I didn't know we were going to live on a sailboat for a year."  Ken explained to him that it has been his plan for years and we have finally made it happen.

The last three weeks were very hectic putting all our stuff into the storage shed, cleaning the house up for the renters, selling the old grey truck, selling the Honda to my dad, getting our dog Truck settled in with our neighbor and leaving New Mexico.

We left Nambe on Monday the 14th, stayed with my mom for two nights, then Wednesday Kyle and I flew to Tucson. Ken drove and met us at the hotel in Tucson. Thursday we drove to San Carlos. We left at 9AM and arrived at 3PM.  The border crossing at Nogales was not bad, although you couldn't call it streamlined.  It took an hour to do what it took Ken 15 minutes to do last time.

We have been getting the truck unpacked and filling up the boat at a slow but steady pace.  Where to put all the stuff we brought?  Hopefully we'll find space for it all.

Today my dad is coming for a visit to see Sea Biscuit before we head to La Paz, Baja sometime in the next week or so.