Thursday, September 10, 2015

September 2015 - Colorado and New Mexico

Hiking to the Sandia Crest in Albuquerque, NM
Rock House
Hiking with friends and their dogs at Sandia Crest in Albuquerque, NM
Noah, Horatio, Noel, Bob, Rachel, Brian, Richard, Buddy and Geoff 

Soda Springs in Jemez, New Mexico

Geoff, Horatio and Noah above the Hot Springs (not really hot at all) at Soda Dam

Horatio in front of a petroglyph at Petroglyph National Park - Albuquerque, NM

Horatio completing his Junior Ranger program at Petroglyph National Park - ABQ, NM

Noah at Mesa Verde National Park - Cortez, CO

Geoff, Noah, Horatio with Tree House Cliff Dwellings in background

Noah in front of the Long House Cliff Dwellings

Horatio and Noah climbing out of the Cliff Dwellings

Horatio climbing out into one of the Pit Houses at the Long House

Noah climbing down
Miriam, Noah and Horatio down in the Long House

Miriam helping Horatio finishing his Junior Ranger Program at 
Mesa Verde National Park

Lots of cows on the road back to Breckenridge
(going over Cottonwood Pass - Crested Butte to Buena Vista CO) 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

August, 2015 - Breckenridge, CO

We have been catching up with old friends and enjoying spending time in Colorado.  The weather has certainly been beautiful, with average temperatures in the mid to low 80's.  It really is a beautiful.

Enjoying the Demolition Derby in Kremmling, CO

Geoff celebrating his birthday with Strawberry whipped cream cake

Horatio and Noah at REI in Denver

Watching the USA Pro Challenge Cycling race in Breck with Christopher DesFosses

Cyclist coming downhill

First lemonade stand with neighbor Madison

Here comes the fox

Feeding the fox an egg at the Breck house

Cardboard warriors

The fox wants to drive the Corvette

July 15, 2015 - Tucson, AZ
To get out of the heat, we decided to go visit family in Breckenridge, CO and Albuquerque, NM.  We took the bus from Guaymas to Tucson, AZ where Papa, (Geoff's dad) picked us up.  Geoff's parents had just bought a house in Tucson and was bringing some furniture down from Breckenridge.  We stayed at their new house in Tucson for a few days and visited the Pima Air and Space Museum.

Future pilots?


With Papa driving from Tucson to Breckendridge

Then we drove to Breckenridge and have been enjoying spending time with Nana and Papa and with Horatio and Noah's cousin Pippa and new cousin Griffinn.  Aunt Coffee (Catherine) and Uncle Pill (Phill) have been so kind and gracious in hosting us and just being so much fun!  Thank you, Phill and Catherine!
Geoff, Horatio, Pippa, Phill and Noah enjoying some down time.

Noah, Catherine, Pippa and Horatio at Sapphire Point with Lake Dillon in the background
Cutest Cousins! - Pippa, Horatio, Griffinn and Noah

Pippa the Conqueror in downtown Breck

Taking care of baby Griffinn

Horatio mountain biking with Breckenridge ski hill in the background

Horatio and Noah biking

Horseback riding with Nana
Cousin Leif teaching Noah and Horatio how to skateboard

Obstacle course in the backyard

Hello upside down world

Trampoline jumping with Pippa in the house!

Snow on the Continental Divide - Loveland Pass

Horatio and Noah climbing on the snow

Enjoying the view

Santa Rosalia and Guaymas

June 2015 - Santa Rosalia

We decided not to cross over to Guaymas as Hurricane Blanca was heading our way, so we stayed at the marina in Santa Rosalia.  It was our first hurricane event on Enough.  We shared the experience with s/v Makai.  We heard it was going to be over 65 knots, so we doubled up on the dock lines and waited for it to show up.  We heard the winds were bad in some locations in the Sea, but the highest winds we experienced were about 35 knots.  We did get about 10 inches of rain, though.   It rained for about 8 hours straight.  It made a real mess of the town as we noticed anything loose in town, had washed into the sea.

July 2015 - Guaymas
We made our way over to Guaymas the next day and hit a spot in the crossing that Horatio called Mahi Mania!  We caught 4 Mahi Mahi in row.  It was crazy and exciting!

We hauled our boat at Gabriel's (Marina Seca Guaymas) so Geoff could paint the bottom and then put her back in the water.  Geoff worked on the boat while Miriam took the kids to New Mexico to visit her sister and mom.  Geoff worked so hard on the bottom and topsides of the boat in the extremely hot weather.  Geoff thought the community at the boatyard was quite interesting, but also very friendly.  He also got a visit from a scorpion in one of his shoes!  He didn't sleep much as the heat was very hard to work and sleep in.

Horatio and Noah's junkyard finds at Gabriel's boatyard.

Enough being hauled out. (of course we didn't get a picture of her going back in!!)

At the Albuquerque Zoo

We launched the boat and docked over at the Fonatur in Guaymas while we were getting our boat together for travel down toward La Paz.  As we were heading toward the marina, the painter on the dinghy got caught in the propeller.  Geoff had to dive into the not so clean bay and untangle the line and then bail out the water as the dinghy was pulled into the water.  Not a lot of fun!

Bailing water from the dinghy
Celebrating 4th of July at the Marina in Guaymas

We knew the weather was too hot to stay in so we thought maybe heading to Hawaii might be better. After we started our travel toward La Paz, we decided that rushing into the hurricane belt would not be safe and turned around and headed back to Guaymas.  After a few weeks or so of very miserably hot weather and hot sea temperatures, we decided to get off our boat and head to cooler weather.