After completing a 1290 mile drive (one way) from California, Rebecca and I arrived safely back in Colorado at our friend Michael’s house yesterday afternoon. The trip, although lightning quick, was spectacular. Not only did we get to spend some well-needed quality time with our family in CA, we were treated to a sampling of some of the most amazing scenery that the United States has to offer.
For example, yesterday we crossed the continental divide not once but twice, and got to enjoy all the amazing views that go along with that. In addition to yesterday’s incredible vistas, we were also able to coordinate an unplanned breakfast date with a few fellow sailors (and future cruisers) in Breckenridge. After posting the photo below on Facebook, we were contacted by Bethany who said that she recognized the map behind Rebecca’s head. That’s quite a feat because as you can see, I blurred the map a bit in the photo!
Only a few minutes after that we received that message, we heard from Cookie, one of our longtime Facebook friends. Cookie, Bethany and her husband Chris were all keen to meet us, even after we told them it would have to be for breakfast at 7:30 AM because we still had a long drive ahead of us. It was a cool get-together and we were really happy to be able to swap stories, and finally put some faces to names that we see on our computer screen. In fact, we’re really looking forward to having the chance to meet even more ZTC readers this Saturday at the open house here in Loveland.
Thanks for treating us to breakfast, Cookie! We hope you have fun sailing this weekend.
What’s on our agenda now? Believe it or not, we have a full schedule and to-do list. Contrary to popular perception, we are no longer carefree vagabonds. As the closing day of our new boat approaches, our to-do list grows longer and longer. That’s all good though as Rebecca and I both work well when we’re busy. I will say though that I find it frustrating having to chase down so-called professionals who fail to follow through on the tasks which they are responsible for. Why can’t people just do what they say they’re going to do, when they say they will do it?
Lake Dillon, Breckenridge, CO.
We really wanted to have a snowball fight but couldn’t make it happen.
On top of the world! Yes, the air was thin up there.