Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Have you seen these coolers? In a word AWESOME! Our good friend Kevin was pretty sure we could use one on s/v Honey Ryder so he ignored the "no gifts" for Tom's 50th bday and showed up at the party with this little gem as his gift to Tom. Simply the World's BEST coolers!
As you can see, we have already put it to good use in a test run. No doubt this will be a great addition to s/v Honey Ryder's standard gear. Be sure to check out these coolers out at Yeticoolers.com - Thanks Kev!!
*They are certified bear-proof by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee in case that is important to you. Whatever the hell that committee is comprised of!
Monday, February 25, 2013
This should keep Tom busy during these snowy days planning for the installation of this additional panel. But if I know my sailor man, he's already got it all figured out just how he is going to do it. Stay tuned for more to come on that.
|Cutting out the top and bottom|
|My secret, temporary canvas shop|
|Staples helped hold the seams until I could sew them|
|Padding on top, bottom and around give added protection|
Like a rat on a Cheeto, the party guests had picked the food table practically clean by 2:30am when the last group of friends left.
If it's a snow day and it's also your 50th birthday (like it was for Tom).....
You shovel a path to the hot tub.
Put on your swim trunk's, crank some tunes on the outdoor speakers and go for a soak.
|B-Dock sinking. Check out the 2nd set of covered docks in the pic.|
Yes, I/we have been missing in action. It might be winter but we have been busy.
In early February I got to stick my toe into the Pacific Ocean. 2012 was a good year sales wise for me and thus I made the President's Club Trip to Costa Rica - Guancaste to be specific. Tom opted out because he had too much to do back in KC and awards trips aren't really his gig.
My dear friend Gail happily agreed to go along and we had a blast. In fact I ended up sticking more than my toe in the Pacific!
We swam in the ocean, sat on the beach with our toes in the sand, went on a snorkeling trip via skiff, zip lining through the trees and over gorges (first time for both of us - awesome), saw tons of howler monkeys, danced, ate yummy food and drank la cerveza de Costa Rica Imperial (me) and drinks served in coconuts (Gail).
Very successful trip. I highly recommend Costa Rica.
|Sunset on the Pacific Ocean|
|Our secret beach hang out|
|Sunset at Playa Tamarindo|
|Ready for some zipping|
|Sorry for the blur, I was moving! No braking for this sailor chick!|
|Off to do some snorkeling|
|Lunch in Tamarindo|
|One of many places in Tamarindo to learn to surf|