We left Bravo in her slip while we headed up to the U.S. for a couple of weeks of visiting with family and friends. La Paz/LAX/Wash DC/Harrisburg, PA/Wash DC/Seattle/LAX and finally, La Paz again. It was a hectic but fun trip, as we jammed in lots of visiting, eating, shopping, doctors, dentists, drinking, and oh yeah, did we mention "eating"??? Great to see folks, and sorry to those we missed...we'll be back in a few months, hope to do better on scheduling!
While in Harrisburg visiting with Adam's sister and her family, and his dad Lou, we spent a day joining Lou at the senior center that he goes to a few times weekly. While there, it was time for aerobics class.....led by a 92 year aerobics instructor!!!!! She was terrific. Yes, both Adam and Cindi were able to keep up, but admit to breaking a sweat!!!!!
|25 hungry folks ready for dinner!!!|
|Gray works on a roast beef, while Brian dispatches a couple of ducks|
All in all, it was a great visit back to the states, marking our 1 year anniversary of cruising in Mexico. It was really wonderful to see so many old friends, but it really felt great to finally arrive back aboard Bravo. She was safe and sound as we left her.
But then the projects began...here are a few of the things we've been up to since we got back about 10 days ago:
|Watermaker w/ motor and pump removed|
*Upholstery: Cindi has been busy sewing new covers for all of the cushions in the main salon...Bravo is looking SHARP!!!
*Finish case for dive compressor
*Varnishing...5 coats needed, as the summer in the Sea of Cortez really took it's toll
*Fix a multitude of plumbing challenges...the Mayor of Bravo has really been having issues with the Water Department lately....ahhhhhh.....leaky toilet pumps, plugged sinks, and watermaker pre filter leaks.......
But as all of that continues, we've really been enjoying La Paz. It's a great town to explore, and though the weather has been chilly (low 60's at night.....brrrrrr.......), it makes it easy to get things done. Here are a few photos taken as the city starts to ramp up for Christmas.....
Went to a great carnivore's delight the other night...a pig roast at a local bbq joint, The Shack. The guys cook a mean pig!!! And while devouring a chunk of beast, I looked up at the wall (where folks can sign w/ a Sharpie), I saw names of old sailing friends CB and Tawn from Seattle!!! We've just learned that they were visiting here last month (without their boat) while we were in the states.....Small world indeed!!!
|".....that's all, folks!!!!!"|