End of Season One
08 June 2008 | Rancho Cordova, Ca.
With my boat sitting on the hard in Guaymas and my rudder removed and contracted some locals to remove my bottom paint, I traveled north to the land of STORES. I took the Tufesa bus from Guaymas to Tucson which took 8 1/2 hours. Then I took a taxi to the airport and hung around there from 10:30pm to 5am to board my flight for Sacramento. I got into Sacramento(a layover in L.A.) at 9:35am and my son and daughter-in-law were there to pick me up and help me pull off the big surprise for Gabriella. Gabriella was expecting me on the 10th, so when she went off to school she was thinking grandpa will be home in 5 days. When school let out at noon I was hiding by a classroom and mom guided her over to my direction. The look on her face was of confusion...she was trying to process what she thought was five more days before I got there...but there I was. That confused look quickly turned into a big grin and some hooping and hollering. Needless to say, Gabriella and grandpa were the happiest people on the block. This will be the last post until I take off again for another season of cruising Mexico in October. Thanks for following along and I truly hope you enjoyed my little travelogue.