Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Visiting in Ventura

Our visit to Ventura has been fantastic! Our good friends, the Eells Family, have played host to our visit. So good to see them and hang out.

We've prepared for Halloween with a trip to the pumpkin patch and constructed costumes for the kids. Keegan and I also sent the kids on an educational scavenger hunt around the marina because we love to torture children. And, of course, up the mast I went on s/v Valhalla to install their mast boots!

The time off to relax has been much needed. It took two entire days after the trip from Morro Bay to get rested. The first night we were tied to a dock Keegan and I both had trouble falling asleep. I had to convince myself that we were safely in a marina and that my body could relax.

We want to extend a big thanks to both the Pierpont Yacht Club and the Ventura Yacht Club for the reciprocity during our stay! Both yacht clubs had nice facilities and very friendly members. We'd recommend a stop by either of these clubs if you are heading down the coast!

As much fun as we've had eating and drinking and hanging out with friends we are again feeling the call of the sea and tomorrow we will depart for the next leg of our journey, the Channel Islands!

Thanks Eells Family! You guys are the BEST!

Scotch inspecting Keegan's hair

Wyatt and Keegan work on a scavenger hunt

Installing the mast boots on s/v Valhalla

Audrey at the pumpkin patch

Sydney picking a pumpkin

Me and Brenda on pumpkin patrol

Audrey in the hay maze

Brenda, Sydney and Jonathan

Wyatt, Sydney and Audrey

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