Thursday, June 12, 2008

A Bit Late.....

These pictures and this post are a bit late. These are from Memorial Day Weekend. We thought we would sail down to Newport Harbor and hang out and enjoy the warm weather that we had been having. As luck would have it the storm clouds rolled in and it was cold. Oh and did I mention that it rained and rained? Oh, did i mention that the wind was fierce. Needless to say we didn't go to Newport but decided to hang out in Long Beach. It was really very cozy in our little home on the water with three teenage girls. They all had their cell phones and were able to stay in constant contact with their operatives at home.

We stopped in at the Long Beach Museum of Art. They had a big sign up that said "Free Friday". We are all over free anything. Very interesting. Please notice that Danielle has her head strategically placed. Doesn't this look like the dancing baby?

We stopped at the market to stock up on the cozy comfort foods required in bad weather. Chocolate milk, cinnamon rolls, and cheese for Grilled cheese sandwiches. Holly had her first grilled cheese sandwich ever! (I think she liked it.)

We decided to take a sunset cruise because it was so beautiful out and it wasn't raining. While we were out it started to rain. The sunset was still beautiful and we just got a little wet.

These girls really know how to have fun. They informed us that laying around in the boat and keeping their PJ's on was perfect, exactly what they like. It actually reminded me of a book I used to read to my kids when they were little. It was called the Maggie B. a lovely book.

They laughed a lot. I don't know if they were laughing at each other or at the old folks on the boat.

Here is our dedicated Captain. I have to admit this guy knows how to have fun and entertain. The last night the girls wanted him to tell them stories. They thought that was more entertaining than watching movies. I loved it. I snuggled up under my blankie and read to my hearts content.

Here is Danielle looking out at the little speck of sun shinning through. Not the best picture, a bit over exposed but she just looks so pretty and her eyes so sparklie.

So that was our weekend. It seems so long ago. Oh yeah it was. Are you sick of sailing pictures yet? So sad so sorry I think there will be at least a zillion more by the time the summer is over.


Lynn said...

how fun.
ok what story was kenny telling or should i say stories. he is pretty entertaining to listen to and to watch. did he dance to brick house? i am sure that song is on the loud speaker at all times. someday we will come into town. seth would love to go do that. that one picture of dani looks like she is looking at heaven. she looks so pretty

stacy said...

Looks like great fun. The Kirtleys always know how to have a good time.

The Sunset photos are amazing and the portraits of your Capt. Ken and the crew were beautiful.

So how was the Long Beach museum of art? Is it worth the trip?

BTW love the sailing photos. Keep them coming.

Dani is the name. said...

funnest weekend ever. krys and hal loved it too.
it never gets old.

Ken said...

me? tell stories? what?