Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Don't rock the boat


One of the hardest things about leaving Rhode Island was leaving behind our boat, The Irish Mist. It was nothing fancy, but it was our favorite place to spend a summer day. When Nate decided to buy another boat, I was against it (I was very pregnant and against a lot of things). It seemed like we were throwing our money into the harbor and would never get to use the boat. We got a boat. We are throwing our money into the harbor, but now we have made two successful trips out and are instilling weekly "boat night." Scarlett loved relaxing in the V-berth and looking out of the hatch above her. I liked using words like jib and halyard and calling Nate "captain." I forgot how infectious the feeling of the wind driving us forward becomes. I love the idea that boat time is "take 'er easy time" even when Nate freaks out about something. So I guess I am sold. Now we just need to agree on a name. Nate nixed my idea: Breakin' Wind, and I said no to Take 'er Easy Time" so now we are at an impass...thoughts?

4 comments:

lane said...

AWESOME!!!!!! Don't forget to invite your favorite sister (named Lane) and fam out for a cruise. How about the name "Laneatha" kinda catchy right....ahoy matie

Big Red Driver said...

Great video. You are becoming quite the blog master. Is there anything you don't do well?
And Scarlett's outfit was the perfect complement to the perfect sailing day.

Kirk said...

I think you need to call her Irish Mist 2 so that you can use that amazing plaque that you have from a very creative person.

Nate said...

Kirsten that's a great plaque you made we love it. We ar eleaing toward "Almost Heaven" since she has a blue hull and Kara could probably paint a nice Flying WV and write Almost Heaven on the sides in Mountaineer Gold...we'll see.