Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas from Ziahuatanejo

We are going to spending Christmas Eve snorkeling and maybe even going for a small sail. Tonight we are going to Rick's Bar to have a traditional Christmas dinner of turkey and all the fixings. Due to Bill's health we are unable to have him aboard the boat so we will be opening our Christmas presents with Mom and Bill in their hotel room tomorrow. I am thinking I may make the Christmas morning wife saver for breakfast and see if I can get it to the hotel without getting wet!!!! Hmmm, I guess it will really depend on the surf.

We have spent this year getting ready to make our dream a reality and in August we cast off the lines and left the dock. Our dream is now a reality, I can hardly believe we are doing it. Now that we are here we are loving it. We are also engaged in making plans for next year. Barry truly wants to become proficient in Spanish so he is planning on taking a language class and immersing himself in the Mexican culture for approximately 3 months. I will have 2 new grandchildren next year, God willing, one at the end of April and one in July. I am quite anxious to return to Canada and get to know them and give Jen and Trish a hand if they would like one and also to see Heather, Cassidy and Elijah. Our sailing plans are not firmed up but the general plan is to head north into the Sea of Cortez, put the boat on the hard during hurricane season, then head south again. We will make the decision whether or not to cross the Pacific or head down the west coast and visit the Galapagos before crossing. I am determine to cross some ocean or other.

This message is wishing that you can find it in yourselves to make your dreams come true, whichever shape or form those dreams may be. During this festive season may you all enjoy the company of good friends and family and give yourself a moment to reflect on the blessings in your life. We dearly miss all of you, keep in touch, Merry Christmas and best to all of you in 2007.

Speaking of friends, we have thouroughly enjoyed our association with Steven and Sandi. We got Steven a little something for Christmas to help out with those dinghy landings. After the other day though I am not so sure that I shouldn't just put this in Barry's stocking!