The important things in life, Family ….#7

A couple days before we headed to Portland (via rental car) for the wedding of Emily and Taylor Downs, a childhood friend of my daughter Kylie, our dinghy gets a two inch hole in the aft starboard tube. We decided to load up the dinghy on our top deck and head to Portland and worry about it when we got back. On the way south we stopped at Ryan’s (Kylie’s Boyfriend) Fire Academy Family day. Three Months ago Ryan accepted a job at the Port of Portland fire station located at Portland airport. He had 3 month training in North Bend WA. We were lucky enough to have this on the same weekend we were heading to Portland for the wedding.

Training exercise on Family Day, Ryan in the orange

Heading South to Portland we were looking forward to seeing our family and going to the wedding.

Congratulations Emily & Taylor


The wedding was awesome and Emily and Taylor are enjoying a wonderful honeymoon in Costa Rica. We finished our Portland stay with friends/family visits and Dr. appointments, then headed back to the boat that we left at La Conner. The oddest feeling came over us, in that, we were going home…. to our boat. We had made the adjustment of feeling like Angelique was our home. It was a nice feeling.

Dan spent a bit of time fixing our dinghy while we let the glue dry we headed to  Bainbridge Island to meet Ryan and Kylie the following weekend. We had a very pleasant cruise.

We welcomed Kylie and Ryan on Friday to Bainbridge Island @ Eagle Harbor Marina with Ryan sharing his graduation stories of valedictorian honors & other awards. We were very proud and excited for him.


Our weekend was filled with fun water activities, dinners, drinks and 500 card game, of course. The kids and I had fun walking around a couple parks & eating ice cream.

That evening we watched this jelly fish by our swim step with amazement.

And as for the Dinghy progress.. well, we are still working on the repairs. Crossing our fingers that the second attempt at fixing will get us back in commission. Otherwise we will be taking her in for a major repair in Seattle…. and it may mess with our timeline, but we can’t live without it. I will give more pics and updates (what was wrong, how we fixed or not) on next blog. So stay tuned.

Cheers for now from Angelique

Thank you everyone that continues to encourage me to keep writing and your diligence with reading the posts! I REALLY appreciate it!

Also, A BIG Thank you Bob and Lisa for letting us stay at Eagle Harbor Marina, Bainbridge WA. We had a great time and you have an awesome Marina!

4 thoughts on “The important things in life, Family ….#7”

  1. Great blog post! So glad you are having a great time doing so many different things and that you were able to come home to see friends and family for a while. Nice to come home but better to go “HOME” it sounds like! Keep blogging, I read them when I can and love them very much! Love you both!

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