We ‘splashed’ on Monday, Nov. 2nd! Which means after a couple of days of getting her ready, Just Dandy was ready to go into the water. She has been ‘on the hard’ (dry dock) since early March and we are excited to be back on the water again. It is amazing how closely the boatyard packed us in and how effortlessly they moved us into the water without banging into another boat.
Before leaving San Diego, it was suggested that we drive down through Mexicali and San Felipe and so we did. I hadn’t been to San Felipe in 30 years and boy has it grown!
The drive was lovely, with a beautiful, newly paved road all the way to Gonzaga Bay. We chose to stay our first night there, which was a good decision, as it was beautiful. (Sunrise)
Also, a good decision, Gary Malone, as the road is not paved past Gonzaga Bay for about 50 kilometers. The Baja 1000 is much smoother than this was so it took a very long time to travel over it.
Towards the end of the dirt road is Coco’s Corner. It is custom to stop there and say hello. Sadly, with a new road going in (probably a couple of more years) the road will not go by there. (Yikes, look at the size of those panties!)
But once we reached the paved road again, it was a fairly easy drive to La Paz, with a stop to help out stranded people on the road. Even though we were happy to give them a gallon of gas and a gallon of water, something told us they were good at doing this time and again, as they had their own funnel and syphon, just in case 🙂
I jump ahead though. Bill and I both enjoyed beautiful falls in our separate locations, sadly, not together. I came home earlier than normal from Canada to babysit Emma, who is too old for preschool and a kindergartner who started school a week after mom and dad went back to work. So, we headed to Boston to see Whitney, Jason, and Kennedy. We had so much fun (although, I came home pretty tired)!
While in Boston, we went on the Duck Tour,
played miniature golf and ate ice cream,
went to a splash park with Janice, Kennedy’s other grandmother,
went to the beach,
Can’t wait to see the Cardosi family at Christmas!
Once back in Park City, I just got into the swing of things, like Tuesday and Thursday Twilight golf, (my brothers Rick and Jim, in the green and black shirts)
and played in the 2nd Annual Ladies Frisbee golf tourney (which I scored in the bottom 3). This picture is of all the Whitney family who joined us that day.
had a visit from some of my favorite people, Gary and Jean Malone (love the pink socks!),
But most of the time was spent just loving my Emma and Abby! Oh yea, Andy and Jana too!
Finally, Bill joined me in Park City. He was a great sport and helped me babysit Emma and Abby, while their parents went to see Green Bay and the Chargers play in Wisconsin. For 5 days, Bill put up with a 2 and 5 year old, playing dolls, going to the zoo and the pumpkin patch, potty training, and a few 2 year old melt downs. Who did Abby want when she had a melt down? Not mommy, not daddy, not Nana but Mr. Bill! What a trooper he is! I am so lucky!
Exhausted but excited to be heading south, we left Park City for San Diego. We were able to see a few dear friends (how I miss my San Diego friends) and then headed to La Paz.
I read a quote somewhere that said: “Cruisers write their future plans in sand at low tide.” We have changed our plans so many times and am unsure as I write this, what we will do next, so stay tuned!
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