Such as our whirlwind trip to see nieces in Anaheim when we fit in visits to the Science Center and the Museum of Natural History.
Jim had a Raymarine Technician Seminar in Newport Beach.
Starting at 7:30 in the morning...
Which would have meant him leaving here around 2:30 in the am to make sure he got there in time!
Not going to happen
Drive down the night before and stay in a hotel.
I go with.
So I did.
And what a cool hotel!
Where Meghan works (but in South Lake Tahoe...)
Happy hour, breakfast, king suite, two tv's, couch, refridgerator, blah, blah, blah and the coolest atrium!
Jim in a conference room with a bunch of marine guys.
Me helping rig "Toshalito", Alan and Susan's new F27 trimaran!
Alan single-handed it up from Dana Point to Newport and Susan and I went and had an awesome lunch at Crystal Cove.
Jim met us in Newport and we went for an afternoon motor around the bay.
Best of friends.Saw a mini "Meerkat"
A stretched Manta cat.
Oh, but I am not going to dwell on that!
Yes, I will...
Saw an impressive little girl sailor who could stand on the rail on her sabot.The guys dropped Susan and I off on "Toshal", their 46' sailboat, while they went and moored the tri.Then had to row back to us...Tacos, beers, vino, water, talking, catching up, sleep.
Next day, giant breakfast with friends.
Picked up Cruiser the dog.
Received a lovely gift from their 4 year old granddaughter, Breckyn.
A portrait of me!
And an awesome sail on "Toshalito"!Ok, this is a way fun boat to drive.
I loved it.
Sails like a dream.
So now I get this F-boat fascination.
Yep, want one now...
Second night, took the ferry to Balboa Island, walked the length of the island and had Chinese food.
Not a bad way of squishing in that second thing to do when we had to go far, far, away.