So here is a hodge podge post with tons of pictures of what we've been doing this past month.
While in Banderas, in this past month we:
- Hit up Sayulita and went surfing (T got up his first time, me the second, so fun!)
- Raced in the Banderas Bay regatta on s/v Destiny
- Flew back to New England to visit family - brrrr 22 degrees! While in New England spent tons of time in Boston and also spent the weekend in Burlington, VT
- Flew back to the US again to visit some good friends in the south
- Went horseback and atv'ing with Mike & Holly
- Learned how to play tennis! We love love love it! What a great game! We took a bunch of lessons from the tennis pro, Raul, at Paradise Village and played with John & Deborah on s/v Bella Donna
- We boogie boarded in 80+ degree water at the Paradise Village beach and had a boogie boarding competition with s/v Wanuskewin - fun!
- Went to a fantastic brunch with friends at El Tigre Golf Club, T couldn't stop talking about it for days!
- Went back to La Cruz for a bit, then sailed back to Paradise Village
- Took our good friends on s/v Bella Donna, s/v Wanuskewin + Gary and Yafei to a foam party (ok we are done for this lifetime with foam!)
|Race Day! Day 1 of the Banderas Bay Regatta|
|Checking sail trim|
|More sail trim checking|
|Dawn driving the boat with viking helmet!|
|We flew out to New England to visit |
family! Me and my nephews:
Kaiden & Carter
|Can't go home without stopping here and |
getting mounds of fattening delicious desserts
|And then we stop at Moonlight Pizza to get wieners. |
Very healthy diet when we go home! lol! YUM!
|Carter and I engage in a very|
intense game of CandyLand.
|Coloring eggs for Easter|
With Fabricio, T, Kaiden & Carter
|My adorable nephew, at Newton Center just outside of Boston|
Yes, that is snow on the ground behind him!
|Road Trip! VT here we come!|
T, K, Kaiden & Krissy (my sister)
|Arrive to Burlington, VT in the evening just after sunset.|
This the view of the park in front of Lake Champlain.
|Downtown Burlington, VT at night - super charming!|
|T, K, Kaiden & Krissy - brrr it was really really cold!|
|The mountains of VT|
|A trip to VT wouldn't be complete without a visit to Ben & Jerry's!|
|Go Ben & Jerry's!|
|The top 10 wall - Cherry Garcia at #1|
|Where unpopular flavors get laid to rest....|
|Us in front of Stowe Mountain, wish we had our snowboarding gear!|
|Two guys on the side of the road selling their maple syrup!|
|Of course, VT wouldn't be complete without a covered bridge!|
|Ahhhh Burton, my future employer - lol!|
We visited the Burton HQ.
The history of the snowboard on the wall.
|Love their mission!|
|T in the lobby with the Burton yeti|
|Me in the lobby...|
|Me outside, love this company!|
|View of the slips at the marina in Burlington on Lake Champlain|
No boats, they are all on the hard, too cold!
|Sugar on snow - maple syrup on ice that forms into a chewy ball of|
sticky sweet goodness - it comes with a random donut and pickle too!
|Maple syrup taps on the trees|
|Back to Boston. This is a view of Winthrop, just east of Boston.|
Darling little seaside community.
|Us @ Gillette Stadium - Home of the NE Patriots!|
|My mother promised us an xmas dinner since we|
weren't home for xmas - this is my dad slicing
the pork roast!
|My mom with her dinner rolls!|
|Flying back to Puerta Vallarta - love the mountains in Mexico!|
|Of course there still is a lot of churro eating going on - LOL.|
John & Mike, after we all had dinner together
|Tennis lessons! T with the tennis pro, Raul|
|Me working on my forehand|
|Me on the beach in front of Paradise Village|
|Releasing of the baby turtles, something they do often on the beach|
as there are many turtle sanctuaries in the area
|cute litte guy!|
|Our buds, Mike & Holly|
|Stuffing ourselves at Fajita Republic|
|Opti racing in front of Paradise Village!|
|Downtown PV for some fun|
|Sand sculpture on the beach, one of many|
|Drinks at the SkyBar with Mike & Holly (s/v wanuskewin)|
and John & Deborah (s/v Bella Donna)
Note T in the mirror waving! lol!
|Infinity pool at the SkyBar|
|Horsing around with Mike & Holly for horseback riding day!|
|Mike & Holly atv'ing their way through a herd of cattle|
|Mike, Holly and me on my own - lol - T stayed home and got some rest!|
|Back to the US to visit close friends. |
Raheleh & me, we are always cracking up laughing!
Thank God for good friends!
|Beautiful Aryana! This is a great picture, letting|
it all hang out! lol! Oh to be a kid again!
|Tons of food for our bbq|
|T & Arash at the bbq|
|Arash & Aryana - she is his mini-me! People ask Raheleh if she|
is Aryana's nanny - lol!
|Us at dinner, a delicious Persian restaurant|
|Back to Mexico! Drinks and music at Philo's with our cruising peeps|
Check out that adorable dog sitting by it's owner, Philo
|Mike, Holly, Gary, Yafei, Deborah (T&John are there but not shown)|
|La Cruz Carnival - Gary, T & Mike playing a game at one of the booths.|
Throwing rocks at beer bottles, if you break a bottle, you win a beer!
|T throwing rocks|
|John throwing rocks|
|Winners! The guys with their beers|
|Fruit & goodies at the carnival|
|Things you can win at the carnival|
|Dancers in their pretty dresses|
|And of course, an evening wouldn't be|
complete without stopping at the
churro stand! lol
|Surf's up! Us surfing in Sayulita. Had a blast!!|
|Wanuskewin passing us after the pizza delivery in the La Cruz Marina|
|Sunset as we headed out of Banderas Bay|
|Wanuskewin on the ocean with their favorite thing - birds!|
Just kidding - the birds poop all over our boats; we hate it! lol
Cool picture though....
|2 overnights and 1 very long day, we arrived to San Jose del Cabo|
Marina as the sun was setting
And us? We're heading north to San Diego where we've already been in contact with our favorite marina there who will be welcoming us back to a slip in a few weeks! :) But for now, we'll be in Cabo probably for the week or so (heading north for a bit since marina fees here are steep!), but then back here to pick up our auto pilot and then heading out for good. More to come.