Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Isn't this a breakthrough, that I'm a sailor? I sail? I sail now? 
-- What About Bob

I don't know why this wasn't on my 30 before 30 list -- because it should have been. I think I'll trade it for one of the hard ones -- like not eating sugar for a month. People really do that? I don't think so.

On Saturday, my fabulous m-i-l invited me to go sailing (if it's something you want to do, check it out here -- they do it every year for free.

This was our boat - Cairos. She is a beauty.

Granted we had no wind for the first hour and a half -- and it was 200 degrees outside, this was still one of the most fun things I have done in a long time. See? Here I am having fun.

I swear, that's my having fun face.

I'm not just showing off my awesome neck in this picture. I am checking out the "chickens" on the top of the sail as I steer the boat. (Not sure if there is a technical term for 'steering?' I fell asleep during that part of the intro.) Also in this picture -- Nancy, on the left, and LeRoy on the right -- it was his boat. And he is hilarious.

who knew the GSL was so beautiful? Not that I wanted to jump in and go swimming or anything, but still...

this is my crazy kiwi m-i-l. She was a pro at driving.

All I am missing here is a sweater tied around my shoulders. Eh? Eh?

Here's another boat out on the lake. We were bigger and better and we rubbed it in their faces as we sailed by.

And now that I have all the connections with the yacht club, I will for sure be doing this again this year, hopefully with my boys! Come with me!!! 

Um, also, does anyone else watch the Bachelorette? (What? you're too good for awesome t.v.?) Yeah, watching those boys do those sailing races, I was like "yeah, I could do that one handed in my sleep". Word.