Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Tom, Ben and Dick got final instructions on the boat. We had an instructor from the club that Tom chartered the boat from for the first couple of hours to make sure that our crew was capable and comfortable.
We went from Tortola to Peter Island, then to Norman Island where we anchored at The Bight.
It was a beautiful day (if not a bit hot and humid). We sailed for about four hours today.
Tom is a terrific Skipper, with Ben and Dick as crew. Dick leaned a new technique today called "Flamboyant Cowboy".
Dick and Tom cooled off by taking Caribbean Showers. Ben and Megan made a delicious ground pork and chorizo taco dinner for the eight of us.
Monday, May 22, 2017
We have WiFi in the boat, but I'm not sure how the reception will be once we set sail. We'll be staying at the marina tonight, and will head out in the morning.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
We checked into our cute little B&B and took a much needed nap before heading into town for dinner tonight.
Tomorrow we'll check out in the morning, then take a ferry to Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
We're flying Delta for the first time in a while, and so far, pretty impressed!! The Delta Lounge at SFO is really nice!
Good night, and see you in the morning!
Friday, May 19, 2017
I think it's going to go well, and I hope they have a lot of fun together. Wallace loves to visit, and has spent the night with them a few times.
To make matters even more interesting, my Sister and her husband are going away on vacation at the same time, so my parents will be watching their bird, Bonsai, as well!!
Plus, my parents have their own kitty, Nikolas.
It's a full house!!
Thank you, Mom and Dad!!
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Today was Wallace's special birthday surprise!!! Yesterday was his one-year adoption anniversary from the SF SPCA, and today we went to go visit the staff and volunteers to thank them for all they did for him last year!!! This picture has Dirk on the left, who is the volunteer coordinator. He took Wallace under his wings when he first came in and kept me him in his office with him for several days because Wallace was so sad and traumatized. The woman in between me and Dick is Christine. She came to visit Wallace after her shifts each day and sat with him and brushed him. She also did all the computer and paperwork with us when they we adopted him and even gave us her brush that she had been brushing Wallace with. We've been back to visit a few times since Wallace was adopted, but today was extra special!! We saw so many staff and volunteers who still remembered him from a year ago. They also all wore party hats in celebration of his Birthday/Anniversary, and gave him lots and lots of treats, pets and hugs.
Thank you again to everyone at the SF SPCA who were so kind to Wallace last year. We have been told that he was the most sad animal to ever go through their shelter, but he's so happy now, and they consider him to be a great success story!! ❤️
It's coming along, but looking at the photos, I notice a couple of things:
- The painting looks better in person. The colors are darker in the photo.
- I need to make his eyes and nose larger.
Still have to work on his bandana but started to change the color today.