Saturday, August 23, 2008

Staggering along.

We're back!


We drove down to Rhode Island to visit cruiser buddies on their beautiful boat. We hadn't seen them for nearly three years, and it was about time. The drive? Not so fun. Especially with my kids...ugh.

Once we were there? Utter heaven. Good friends, beautiful boats, the sea, horseshoe crabs and sea weed and shrimps and and and and....

Lovely, simply wonderful. Photos someday......

We have however run flat out since we got back, indeed we left R.I. at 4am on Friday morning, having slept on their boat, I always forget how stunningly beautiful it is in a calm anchorage in the middle of the night...and drove all day, to go sailing in Toronto on Friday night, with other old friends who were in town. It has been an amazing week because there was a third set of cruiser friends who came and visited us just before we left on this little jaunt.

I am very tired now. We went sailing again today, again a lovely outing, again with old friends, then we had my sister-in-law for dinner, which was fantastic, but I am sooooo tired.

We move one more time tomorrow. Last move before we go in about two weeks.

I can honestly say I am looking forward to getting back to Spain.

Ordered the book reader for my friend who is watching the dog.

At this next place we're staying I am not sure how good my internet access will be so posting may become sporadic. I'll do my best, it is always great out here.

Gonna get up for the closing ceremony? The kids want to.

Hope you had a great weekend....

sleep well,

Oreneta

7 comments:

Beth said...

Even your vacation sounds exhausting! But fun.
I can see why you are looking forward to home and Chuck - just to be able to stay in one place (your own!) and relax. Or your version of relaxing...

Beth said...

um...aren't vacations supposed to be relaxing??! ;)

Rocky, you've been all over the place this summer! I hope you're still there in time to get your package I sent you!

oreneta said...

Beth, it was fun, and we are looking forward to seeing Chuck. A lot.

Beth, I had heard somewhere that vacations are supposed to be relaxing. Never quite put that into action yet....maybe some day. I really hope the packeage gets here before we go too....dying to see what's in it. We've still got a couple of weeks. Feels too long.

hulagirlatheart said...

Ah, I love sleeping on a rocking boat. It IS wonderful.

elPadawan said...

a weather forecast miscalculation made me have to paddle against the wind during 9 hours, and then, I got bitten during the whole 6 hours of the hike I did on sunday. But I had a nice week-end, lotsa fun :D

dawn said...

It sounds like a really busy time but fun too. You will want to get back to Spain for the R&R.

Carla said...

Did you get down to Newport, RI?? You were so close to my sister docked in Newport DryDock place just south of the bridge.

The Wombat ended up selling for 3.1 m US $ to a new england businessman. There goes my October delivery trip I've been looking forward to.... oh well!

Anyway, it sounds like you had a great time!