The boat saga continues. I convinced Sam that the cost of diesel would end up limiting our desire to use a motorboat. Plus, we could probably get a cool sailboat and a dinghy with a powerful motor to satisfy his need for speed. The girls also started to indulge us and participate in the discussions about sailing. Teresa and I even started to wonder if this would be a fun past time while retired. Then those girls of mine inserted their bit of practicality – none of us know how to sail.
Well, that brought us to a momentary stand still.
But wait- there’s more. We had no plans the week between Christmas and New Years. We usually take some form of road trip around that time. That jump started my mental process.
So, I planned a trip to take sailing lessons in late December. We took a family trip (nanny included) to Marina Del Ray and took the most basic sailing lessons available under the American Sailing Association’s curriculum. We had a fantastic trip, a great instructor, and a ton of fun sailing.
Sam, Teresa and I took the written exam and all passed. Ella refused to take an exam on a holiday trip, opting instead to go for a pedicure with Emma, the nanny.
So, now three of us knew the basics of sailing (very very basic) and all four of us had a great time. Sailing is sounding even better. Once again, sailing pops up as a possible answer to “what will we do when we retire.”