Tom got shot for his birthday!
30 January 2010 | Whangarei, New Zealand
Get him! Get him! GET HIM!!! I'm dead! Kill her! That's all we were screaming as we ran at top-speed through the Laser Tag Maze tonight in Whangarei, NZ. Our crazy and very creative buddies on s/v Migration, Bruce and Alene, wanted to surprise Tommy for his birthday by shooting him with a laser gun. Kids add a whole new level of fun. Thankfully our long-time friends on s/v Monkey Feet were cooperative and supplied themselves and their 3 boys for the gun spree. We've been cruising with them since the San Blas Islands in Panama. We met Migration in the Tuamotus, French Polynesia. Ben, another int'l cruiser we brought into the mix tonight, joined our shooting fest and screamed with the best of us.
If you are wondering, the refit is finally over. Our final detail, a reefing line, was delivered to Zen today. These Kiwis are so conscientious, working on Saturdays and making house-calls. We're now ready to sail and of course the wind goes to 30 knots straight down our throats. Looks like we'll check the weather again in the AM and determine if we are sailing to Great Barrier Island or wait another day in Whangarei. Obviously from the photo, we are having a "horrible" time in this place?! Ha....we wish our own kids were here to join us tonight. Cammi and Cole, you guys would have been laughing your butts off this evening. But alas, you are ice skating, while we sweat in shooting galleries!