I am an Idiot (Other Incident) Sailing Adventures

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Mountaintops and Valleys.”

Describe a time when you quickly switched from feeling at the top of the world to sinking all the way down (or vice versa). Did you learn anything about yourself in the process?

Last week it was hot, so hot even the dogs and cats didn’t want to move.  Bob and I attempted to escape the heat by going sailing.  Got some lovely pictures that I’ll share below.  Intersting thing about the heat, when the sun would go behind a cloud, the wind stopped.  This made the bay really flat, perfect for paddling.  I did mention this was a sailboat, not a paddleboat.  But it turns out they are small enough that paddling is not too bad a chore.   In one harbor, there is a houseboat parked there.  I can’t imagine it’s see worthy.  On one trip we got to see an aircraft carrier returning to base.  We even got a personal visit from the escorting navy ships telling us which way to go–backwards because the carrier was much bigger.

Altought we both felt like ignorant sailors, I managed to earn the idiot award after returning to dock.  The Convair Sailing Club has a blue box on shore where members can check out dock keys.  These keys are essential for gettng down to the docks, checking out a boat, and then leaving the docks.  Only while Bob was washing the boat, I was busily locking the keys in the checkout box.  Yep, we got stuck on the docks.  And thus Bob had to go up, beg someone to let him out of the dock area, retrieve a new key, go back down to the boat area, and retrieve the locked key.  Yep, I won the idiot award.

Enjoy the photos.  Me, I’m going to enjoy a lovely breakfast at Allen’s Alley which just arrived.                                                                                                                                                                                            image image image image image image image image image image

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Author: Heres to ART not Cockroaches

Welcome to my life. My life as a mom is changing as the kids grow up, leave home, and build their own lives. This gives me a chance to rebuild myself as an artist, develop a spiritual path, and most fun of all, start going out on dates with my husband. Come here the stories about the small things in life that can make one very happy. Dogs running on a beach, great breakfast dates, kids and their adventures, and my own adventures in this wacky life. I'll share some of my progress in learning art while juggling a full time job as an engineer. And best of all, it's a chance for me to practice writing stories while keeping in touch with my kids. I look forward to hearing from you. Comments, thoughts, and invitations to meet for coffee are all welcomed. Enjoy the stories.

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