After 7+ months in Mexico, eating at all the local taco stands, resturants and tiendas we had our first bout with food poisoning over the last 24 hours. We got it after having munchies on a friends boat. Nasty stuff. We're better, but lost a full day in buttoning up the boat, so we're in double time now.
We've found during these months and more so in the last couple of days that trying to transport a cat causes much consternation. We have rented a car, driving to Phoenix tomorrow to drop me for a flight on Tuesday. Ed will drive back and within a couple of days catch a bus back to Phoenix for his flight. Ugg.
I didn't get to see her come out (I was in her for the trip to the workyard due to illness) but Bullwinkle now rests on the hard. Its been several years since she's been out of the water, but she didn't do much creaking, so I guess its o.k. We did pretty well with our supplies, not having to give much up aside from food; mostly pasta.
After all the work we've put into shutting her down in the heat, Ed almost did a reverse to stay aboard! We'll start earlier next year.
It's been quite the experience. So much beauty, so many kind people; the way the boating community really takes care of it's own. It does make a person want to come back.