Your welcome Jimbo! How great that you are being invited down early by the instructor!
Don't go holding your breath that your family
will necessarily understand your new obsession. Some of my family
have not understood my obsession with sailing, namely sailboat racing
in college, so I was sure to find others in the world that did understand.
Now, that Mr. Witzgall and I are planning on going cruising very soon, some of my family really think I have lost
it...so my family of understanding in this regard is Cruisers Forum
Take pictures and lets see them when you get back!