Happy Labor Day!
05 September 2011 | Mission Bay
Happy Labor Day! We hope everyone is having the chance to relax and not labor today! We are giving it our best effort! :) Glen brought the boat over to Mission Bay on Friday, so when I got off work, I drove straight to the MB Yacht Club instead of our Marina. Saturday morning, we drove the car back to the marina and Dennis and Cathy picked us up on their way to the yacht club.
Glen and I sailed with Dennis and Cathy on Moani from the Yacht Club marina out to our boat in Mariner's Cove. It was interesting seeing how a "tabernacled mast" works. In order for sailboats to get under the Nimitz Street Bridge, the masts have to be lowered. It's amazing how necessity fosters ingenuity! Through a very stout set of block and tackle, the mast was lowered forward on the deck (and on the second try it was low enough to fit under the bridge!!!). Maoni is a very pretty Catalina 30. It and another Cat 30 rafted up to The Dorothy Marie for the weekend and a good time was had by all. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture while Tom's boat, Cookie Tosser, was tied up with us, but this is what we looked like after he left! Thankfully the wind stayed extremely calm, so the water was pretty glassy most of the weekend.
It's hard to believe I am already on week 3 of first grade. I am totally LOVING being back with the little guys and teaching reading. We're already making great progress - they are such little sponges!