Kim Tullis

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The Summer Ends in a Hurricane!

The leaves on the maple trees have turned red in Park City, Utah, the first snow has fallen in Canmore, Alberta, and Hurricane Odilla is tearing up the Sea of Cortez.  Emails with good, bad, and uncertain news, have gone back and forth about the condition of cruiser’s boats.  Bill and I are heaving a sigh of relief as Just Dandy has weathered this storm in San Carlos but others have not been so lucky.  Rapscullion is on the rocks in Puerto Escondido and Thea is in a boatyard in La Paz, hopefully not too battered.  We are going back to the boat the first week of November, so stay posted.

In the meantime, Bill and I have shared a great summer with so many friends and loved ones!  It started in June with a wedding in Rosarito, Mexico.  My daughter, Whitney and her finance, Jason, hosted a 4-day party/wedding that will always be remembered.

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Bill refreshed his friendships with the San Diego Marina Cortez crew while in San Diego.  He is always thrilled to gain new information about sailing and boat care.

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After the wedding we traveled to Canada were we attended Oats and Notes, the every other year music festival in Tolfield, Alberta. Many of Bill’s friends reunite at this music festival and I get a glimpse of what fun they have had through the years together.  We also shared time with his daughter, Sara and her boyfriend, Tommy who also ventured out to the festival.

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And much of our time was spent at Little Bow, southeast of Calgary, at Bill’s beautiful cabin, with new and old friends.  We spent our afternoons on our newly launched raft, enjoying the company of boaters who would stop by and chat while we floated.

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We took a road trip into British Columbia to Crawford Bay, what a fun and creative place, not to mention beautiful!

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And lastly, my time in Canada, was spent at a fun barn dance at Ron and Bonnie’s.  It is a incredible farm with huge equipment and the best bubblegum smelling, pink port-a-potty I have ever experienced not to mentioned great friends and food!

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Leaving Bill behind for a while, I returned to San Diego, were I rounded up my car and all my worldly possessions and shipped them off to Park City.  I also got a chance to spend an evening with good friends at one of my favorite places, Moonlight Theater, seeing a great production of My Fair Lady.  I think I annoyed all those around me as I knew all the words to all the songs.

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Bill continued to fiddle around at Little Bow and started working on getting the boat repaired, while I traveled back to Park City to enjoy family and friends.

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I even snuck in a quick trip to Boston to visit the Bride and Groom, where I got a chance to meet some of their Boston family and friends.  Whitney and I also took a quick trip to Maine, thus avoiding watching the Patriots lose.

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Screen Shot 2014-09-27 at 12.00.21 PM Screen Shot 2014-09-27 at 12.00.04 PMBill will head down to Park City in late October, we will load up his truck and head to San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico where the boat is.  I am sure this second year of our adventure will be different but hopefully as exciting!

Thank you to all our friends and family in supporting us on our adventures but more importantly for being part of our lives.  We hope that you had as glorious a summer as we did!!!!