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BABY, ITS COLD OUTSIDE!

February 21st, 2011 No comments

February is winding down and the ground hog says that spring is around the corner, but you can’t prove it here in Montana where it is snowing everyday.

The skiing is good. . .but getting to the mountain is challenging.

The skiing is good. . .but getting to the mountain is challenging.

For the first few weeks, it was nice to see the white stuff and the skiing was great. Kent and his son and granddaughter, Elizabeth (nicknamed “EB” age 4), burned up the mountain in fluffy powder.

EB on the chair lift. . .

and charging down the slope with her Dad trying to keep up.

and charging down the slope with her Dad trying to keep up.

Snow is nice. . .but I miss the sea!

For those of you who wonder how we have spent our winter. . .

First, we spent December in Marblehead where we visited with family and friends.

In Marblehead Santa arrives by lobster boat. . .

and greets the children. . .

before Jolie gets her turn.

 Then we spent Christmas in Missoula with the Bradford clan. 

Bradford Family Christmas

We have enjoyed the time with the grandchildren.

Carousel Rides. . .

and crafts. . .

with Grampy's Little Princess!

Grandson Nate has those Bradford baby blues. . .

and loved Grampy's Christmas tree.

But now winter seems very long and we are longing to be back in Turkey. It has been wonderful to spend time with family and friends, but Destiny—our destiny is thousands of miles away and we can’t wait to get back to the cruising life.

The turmoil in the Middle East has put our plans for the Eastern Mediterranean Yacht Rally (with stops in Cypress, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and Israel) on hold indefinitely. We haven’t decided where we will venture this summer, and the possibility remains that being in the Caribbean next winter would be welcome. Will keep you posted. In the meantime, we just look forward to being back on the water. . .and far away from SNOW!!!

Jolie chills out

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