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Old 31-10-2010, 19:07   #1
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Hard To Say Goodbye

My wife and I are off tomorrow out of San Francisco for the start of our cruising life. Having just said goodbye to our one and three year old grand sons I must admight that I am sad to say good buy. We all live and work one our farm and see our sons every day and our grandsons about every three days as all of our homes are one our farm. We are excited about our new life as full time cruisers but what a change being a part from family. I know that once we push off from our used to be slip and head out we will be fine. Thanks for the help getting our boat ready for our trip.
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Old 31-10-2010, 19:14   #2
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I can feel your pain. Our only grandson lives in Florida and we are 1000 miles away. It really sucks.

Use the phone and video chat often if you can, it will make them a little closer.
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Old 31-10-2010, 20:11   #3
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We were lucky to have cruised with our kids. Sailing without them is definitely not the same.

At least you have Skype, internet, and phone cards to keep in touch.
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Old 01-11-2010, 00:08   #4
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Its tough...I hope that your situation will low for some sailing with those that your now having to say goodbye to.
Good luck on your new adventure...and have fun.
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:03   #5
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Congrats on getting away. You picked a good boat. Ted Brewer did a nice job designing the 38.
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:47   #6
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Thanks All

We have been off now for about one week and have had a great time and too busy to miss our family to much. The 20' seas out the gate and down south were wild. We got some great speed surfing down the swells. We had planned on a short sail down to Half Moon Bay but the swells were braking at 51' of water so our first all nighter which turned into two began.
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:07   #7
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Excellent...
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Hi Rearsteer,
We are leaving for San Diego this week and heading down south probably mid Dec. Maybe we will see you soon!
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Old 21-11-2010, 22:18   #9
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That would be great. We have spent more time in San Diego than we had planned but whats the hurry? We do hope to be under way by Tue. I need to get our fishing licenses and a new amp gauge.
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Those grandsons are gonna have such cool holidays..... I mean, ALL their friends will be jealous!
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welcome--so you are here in sin diego, eh?? i am tying to get out in mid dec as well.. have a good trip and smooth sailing.
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Cruise caravans of 3 or more boats would seem to be good idea.
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buddy boating is a good idea anymore-- if ye wanna make first stop mazatlan i am game if you guys are,,,,,
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We are planning on arriving SD on Friday. Our boat is on Shelter Island. Are you leaving tomorrow, or next week?

Zeehag, just gonna slowly make or way down the coast, but it would be great to see you in SD!
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I agree with saucy. You will have the chance to show your grandkids a whole new world. Meeting cultures, snorkeling, Mother Nature's beauty magnified. Look forward to the future hellos, and their big smiles.

My 7 year old nephew was with us for 2 weeks. He went home a small man. He drove the boat, navigated, dropped, and raised the hook, swam with sharks, and a lionfish too, had control of the dink, and slept like a rock every single night.........i2f
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