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If you found this blog via a link from a cruising site ~ we did cruise Mexico on our Ocean 49 cat for a season. See the first text box on the right for links to our preparations, trip down Baja, life in Mexico, cruising and trip back up to SoCal. Unfortunately we are back to the grind in the USA...

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving Sunset

Well someone up above wanted to brighten our day!
And I mean brighten!

I'm going to think it was my Dad and sister...
This sunset lasted over an hour!
We had beautiful music on, a $2 US bottle of Tempranillo and a great dinner.
And it was just the two of us.
Not bad for a Mexican Thankgiving!

So here are some things for me to be thankful for:
Family - Incredible Mom, wonderful supportive siblings & siblings-in-law, the best nieces and nephews and the charming, handsome, kind husband!
Jim's Family - Not that we see most of them often, but John is an amazing brother-in-law and I miss the others!
Friends - Oh wait, I have none of those... Oh yes I do! Friends in Ventura, friends spread out over Mexico, all over the USA and the traveling ones we met while cruising who are spread out all over the world.
Health - We are still kind of ok on this - could be better, but certainly could be worse!
Boat - I love this boat! "Thistle" you were great for 12 years. "Strega" you were great for those gazillion island trips, but "Meerkat" you are the best!
Radioactive Boaters - The same 5 people who chat on the vhf non-stop: "Yakker", "Yakker", this is "Non-Stop Chatter", "Talks-a-Lot", Talks-a-Lot" this is "Yakker", "Non-Stop Chatter", "Non-Stop Chatter" this is "Talks-a-Lot" - something to drive me slowly insane because I am not already insane.
Opportunity - The opportunity to try out this alternative lifestyle once again and not have to do the 8-5 grind.
Open Minds - Thanks to the people for supporting us in our attempt at this opportunity.
Barking Dogs - Gives me something to complain about.
Food and Wine - that is a given.


judith said...

That's what my Dad would call the hand of God in those clouds.

Margarita Mirasol said...

lol@ yakkers.
Know them well.
I love the radio. I used to shhhhh, switch channels to listen to folks...shhhhhh....tee hee....evil roar. My Canadian friends did the same thing too then we'd meet up and have a larf about all the dramas in the bay.
Great, funny memories.

Margarita Mirasol said...

Your sunsets are my virtual sunsets cos I keep missing them over here as the damn buildings get in the way.

Margarita Mirasol said...

lol@ our cult

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

It does look like a hand. How about a hand of my Dad...
Overboard - it's called "reading the paper" so you know what's going on in the bay. But a few of these boats call each other 20 times a day - boring! Blah, blah, blah. There really isn't anyone around here I feel like lurking in on at the moment...
Glad you like my sunsets and the cult thing. Seems like the right kind of cult. Nothing creepy, no dark robes and no poisoned koolaid. It's all good!

judith said...

I would think 'reading the paper' is a lot like listening in on a Party-line. My cousin who lived in Po-dunk Texas had a party-line, we'd get in so much trouble listening in on the old hens cackling.

Ray and Lucy said...

Ahh Heather, our thanks goes to you for keeping our memories alive. Those sunsets were nothing less than spectacular and the cruising lifestyle is nothing less than super special. Now, those yakkers, aarrgghh.

Suzie said...

About a million years ago, I believed that the best sunsets in the world originated over Punta de Mita. I have to admit, I think I was wrong.