Saturday, June 05, 2010
On Saturday we went to the hospital to meet the baby. Norah was thrilled. "That's baby Yuke. He's my yiddle bruh-der". It was wonderful to meet this little person who for so long had masqueraded as part of Chiara's tummy. Finally we borrowed James and went out for ice cream. Our almost three year old was crushed when it was time to leave him at the hospital. "I have to go with Daddy" she wailed. When asked about this she cried, "He needs me". Fortunately, this too passed.
While Chiara and James were hard at work, Norah visited with the baby "aminals" at the Dane Family Farm. Although she claimed to like the chickens best, the baby goat and yittle yamb got most of her attention. Thanks to the Dane family for a wonderful time.
Friday, June 04, 2010
Family photos indicated that it was time to leave Atlanta and drive north. Chiara and Alessia are big with our next grandchildren. Future big sister Norah and big brother Ethan, appear to be heading off for their collage admission interviews. We've been gone too long.
Once ready for departure, we had a sudden change of plans: two new ship mates. In half an hour's time, somehow, Jeremie, Jason, and Jeremie's alternator were ready to head west with us for the St. John's River. The spinnaker flew on the banks and then we slogged with following seas for several days. Having these sailors aboard was wonderful. Unfortunately the food stores ran low and we can only apologize for some of the plates of stuff passed off as meals.