Friday, September 23, 2011

Family day

Hey everybody!

I am blogging off of my new iPad. We are in our home port in Rhode Island. We left our car here so we have a car now. We have been doing a lot of driving, doing every thing we can think of like getting haircuts, going to Staples, getting boat cards, doing a big Wal-mart run, going to the Newport Boat Show, going to Dad's old work for family day (We saw Emily D. there), and even visited Stow. We can definitely feel fall coming, (we turned on the heat a few times in the morning) so we can't wait to head down south. We start for the Chesapeake soon.

Yesterday we went to Dad's work for family day. First we saw Dad's old office, then we went outside to eat and we sat next to Chris who inhaled 4 burgers in a couple minutes! After that we saw some of Dad's friends. While we were talking to them the ice cream trucks came. Remi and I waited in a ridiculously long line when we found out they were giving away free ice cream. When we finally got to the front of the line and ordered, Chris came and pretend to be our Dad so he didn't have to wait in the long line to get ice cream.  After we chowed down our ice cream we went to see a presentation with Chris, Bill, Margaret, Susan, and Eileen. Chris decided that he was special because he had a bright green shirt on and tried to go into places that were blocked off. We finally got to the presentation we went there for. We realized we were too early. Since Chris could not wait, we decided to go see the big screen demonstration instead.

Later that day we went to Larry's house and hung out with Jeff and Allison. After a few hours of Band Hero on the Wii, it was time for dinner. We had pork and we sang opera about the ingredients on the raspberry limeade bottle. After dinner we had an interesting game of Set that Jeff or Remi won (we couldn't tell because Jeff gave all of his cards to Remi).


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lilly and Sadie

Do you remember the kids, Sadie and Lilly on the Valiant 40’?  They have been in my previous blogs about Isleboro.  Well, we met up with them in Pulpit Harbor.  We saw the looming pulpit rock home to the vast nest of the osprey as well as a bunch of seagulls.  We anchored in a little cove that was in Pulpit Harbor.  We set up the horses (fenders are tied between 2 poles) so Remi can practice her riding without bringing horses on board.  When Lilly and Sadie came we played on the horses and then we climbed on their boom.  We also went into their room on their boat and we covered all the hatches and turned off the all the lights and it was pitch black.   We built a fort in their room in the dark.  It was super fun.  We ate together on Borealis.  The next morning Dad pulled us in Aurora (the dingy).  We were on the boogie board and Dad said that we weren’t going fast enough so we dropped Remi and Sadie at the fishermen’s dock.  We went really fast because there was less weight in it so it planed and it was super-duper fun.  I hope we can see Lilly and Sadie sometime again.  I haven’t blogged in a while because my iPad crashed so we had to go to an Apple store to fix it.  The people at the store couldn’t fix it so they gave me a new iPad.  I will catch up on my blogs soon so keep checking.