12/6/2010 And, so the adventure begins. Here we are, not even one week in P.V. trying to get ready to GO and we're in the boat yard to get the bottom painted. (Do ALL bottoms need painting from time to time???) Anyway, we have blisters. Lots of them. (Do all bottoms get blisters as they age?) Just painting is no longer an option. Scraping, peeling, resins, Epoxy, primer, West System special something or other....and THEN paint. You know what they say about boats......
We have a room at the Westin hotel to watch the procedure, that has turned from two days out of the water to AT LEAST a week. We are hoping, however, to leave P.V. on the 29th and spend New Years at the fabulous, gorgeous Grand Bay Marina in Barre de Navidad.
Last night we attended a party at our friend Lupe's home. It is a hotel, spa, and holistic center in Buscerias. It is an amazing property and Lupe is an amazing woman.
My dear friend Jewell has entered us in a Chili Cookoff on Saturday. 18 entries. People from the towns and villages come as well as boaters and U.S. and Canadian residents. And, our kitchen is up on supports at the boat yard. So, I've imposed on another of our new friends and we are using his fabulous kitchen in his new home to make about 10-12 gallons of chili. Vicki and Larry, our boat buddies, are going to join us in this. Larry is a guitar player and song writer. He's writing a song about chili and we're going to wear crazy wigs. He'll play the guitar and I'll play the washboard to attract people to our booth. The booth that collects the most "tickets" wins. OMG.....what am I doing!!! Do I dare post pictures of this?