|Donning our new Passion Yachts |
jackets, gifts from Mike the owner
We both worked shifts on the BrewBarge on the Willamette River downtown - Mike as one of the Captains and me as a Deckhand. Sometimes our shifts coincided but not often. And of course, we both worked at West Marine, our retail experience.
I worked multiple jobs, working pretty much every day but 4 from June through October. I was glad to be done, as we packed up the next day to start our journey south. Living room was filled with new Garmin electronics, boat gear and basics that we can't find in Mexico - Mike carefully packing the Escape, loaded to the gills and full car topper borrowed from Jeff. Visiting friends and family, it's always a multi-day trip with beautiful fall colors along the way.
|Day and night views of the ramp|
|Mike setting up our |
newly inherited umbrella
from our sweet neighbors
|Mike hauling our new dinghy - thanks to |
generous friends Cathy & Ken
|Our garden yielded amazing treats|