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December 27, 2009

La paz to Chrstmas in La Cruz





The past couple months in the Sea of Cortez have been filled with great adventures, new friends and a life time of memories. La PAz was proven to be a great spot to gear the boat up with some new and exciting luxuries on Meshach. The first new luxury was the new refrigerator Thor built with materials from the newly opened Home Depot. Nothing like a refrigerator for Christmas.... Ho Ho Ho!

We left La Paz on and did our first long crossing to Puerto Vallarta. We made the passage in in three days four nights. It was a fairly non eventful crossing with a bit more motoring then we would have liked. We left La Paz later then planned and would arrive with only one day to spare for Christmas. We were talking about what we could do for Christmas dinner and next thing you know we were pulling in a 30 yellow fin tuna and a 35 pound Mahi Mahi onto the boat. Not too shabby! We pulled into La Cruz late on the 22nd and the 23rd we pulled into the Marina to get ready for Christmas. Thor and the kids stayed in La Cruz while I with Kim and Harvey off the boat Gypsy Wind hit the town in the rental jeep to do a whirlwind shopping trip. It was a jam packed afternoon and we did all our shopping in a rental jeep with no windows and no way to lock the doors. We had the jeep jam packed with food and gifts and left it with the question," How long can you leave a jeep with no windows, full of Christmas gifts, on Christmas Eve?" It proved you could leave it with no worries.

Jesse who has been traveling in mainland Mexico since he left the boat in La Paz, joined us for Christmas. We had fun setting up a Christmas Grotto in the cockpit complete with 1 foot plastic tree, decorated with shells we collected on the Islands and a lovely metal hand painted Nativity we picked up in the Bazaar in La Paz . It was the most simple and fun filled Christmas morning . We had a beautiful Christmas dinner on our Gypsy Wind with Russian Borscht, Sushi, Ahi Sashimi and Posole. Yes quite the untrraditional feast that turned out to be and excelent meal with great company.

We will be in La Cruz for a few more days before we sail uo to Punta De Mita to get in some surfing and explore the jungles of Nayarit. The kids are haveing a blast fishing off the docks. Tristan has become quite the driver of the family dingy, and both of the kids are enjoying practicing spanish and soaking in all the surrounds.

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