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SV THIRD DAY
Fresh from a 4 year Cruise in Mexico, the Boren Family is now adjusting to their new life back in the Chaos of the USA.
Bagle Recipe
Capt Rich
11/21/2011, From SV Just a Minute

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They are so embarrassingly easy to make, but oh they taste so good.

3 cups Flour
1 1/2 tsp yeast
1 tsp salt
1 cup + 2-3tbsp hot water
One beaten egg for the egg wash

Mix all ingredients (except egg)
The wetter the dough, the crispier the bagels.
kneed 5-10 minutes on a slightly floured surface
Let rest for 30 minutes
Break into shapes and Boil two minutes on each side
Remove from water, brush with egg and put on greased cookie sheet
Bake in 350 oven until golden brown

A single batch won't last the day...so a double batch is standard on our boat!



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5 Day Summary
Capt Rich
11/20/2011, with Photos

The last few days have been busy, but fun. I've been doing my best to spread the Taco Love by bringing friends to a great Taco Cart here in La Paz. I don't have a photo of the Taco Cart yet because I'm afraid I'd get pastor taco juice all over the camera if I tired to take it out of the camera bag for a photo!


We hosted a surprise Birthday Party for Nancy on Eyoni with about 18 people aboard. The party has been in the works for months, and Nancy didn't have a clue it was coming. It's a good thing we have plenty of room below decks, because the night of the party we saw our first RAIN in a long, long time. I can't say just how old Nancy is because her friends might read this blog post and buy her a cain...but we love her anyway.

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We HAD a bag of fish jerky but one morning work up to find the empty bag torn to bits in the middle of the salon floor with not a piece of fish jerky in sight. I was sure someone had left the bag out on the counter, until we caught the culprit in the act! Cortez was able to stand up, slide open the pantry and steal the rest of our fish jerky.

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Cruising life revolves around food and now that it's not a gillion degrees here in Mexico we have started baking again. Amy has been using the bagel recipe we got form Laura on Just a Minute and making some fabulous bagels. They may not be round, but they taste just a good smothers with cream cheese.

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After 3 yrs of Lori playing the main teacher roll, this year the kids are enrolled in an on-line home school class. It's not a panacea for boat school blues, but it does take some of the heat off Lori to come up with daily lesson plans. Amy and Jason spend some time each afternoon in a local internet cafe to take advantage of their high speed internet access.

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I didn't want to ask why Amy was working on her Home school lessons from the bathroom of the internet cafe...maybe because she could hear Jason breathing or he was looking at her? Just because you live on a boat in Mexico doesn't mean some of the normal things in life don't continue.

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Today is a cruiser's swap meet here in La Paz and my hope is to get more things OFF the boat than Lori and the kids try to drag ON!

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Do You Live in a Barn?
Capt Rich
11/15/2011, Close....a boat.

Almost every kid has heard and parents have asked the famous question, "Do you live in a Barn? Close the door!"

But what happens if you took your doors off the hinges over a year ago and stored them away? Doors on a boat are about a useful as a screen door on a submarine when it comes to security. In fact, I leave them unlocked when we are away from the boat so that I don't have the added cost of teak door repair if someone kicked them in on their way to pirate our boat. I've only been on a few boats where the doors would offer any type of real inconvenience to a pirate, and most of those have been upgraded with some type of SS bars or latches. Two nights ago was the first time we needed to close our door in a long time, as it rained from about sunset until midnight. The doors did keep rain out of the companion way entry, but we also were given a nice little reminder of the leaks we have aboard.

For a 34yr old boat, with a reputation as a "Leaky Teaky", the amount and extent of leaks we have really are not that bad, but it doesn't take much of a leak to be a big headache, especially when one of those leaks is right above Lori's Pillow! I was warned that I had better move Lori's special leak up the repair list or risk being locked out, but since we don't typically have our front doors attached I'm not quite sure just how she plans to lock me out. But then I got to thinking, we DO have a house in Bakersfield, with a door, two deadbolts and a chain lock, so I hope she wasn't talking about THAT door!

I think I have a leak repair project that just moved up to the top of my list!




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