By the time we get through Evelyn’s birthday, I’m just about fed up with them.
Just in time for my own. Ha!
This year, Andrew sort-of surprised me with a really awesome experience – sailing on the S/V Denis Sullivan. We’ve been wanting to do this since we first moved to Milwaukee. It didn’t disappoint. I was a bit wary when I saw how many people went on as passengers, but it was super serene and peaceful. I really needed that. It was a cloudy day – a little breeze – perfect for being out on the water. I think Andrew was worried that I wasn’t enjoying myself enough because I didn’t ask 1,000 questions. He forgets that I’m not him 🙂 I loved the tranquility of sailing on the water – the way the huge boat plowed through the water – and even the air show didn’t cause enough commotion to ruin that for me.
We did pull our own weight, by the way. I helped to hoist the sails (which really did take some effort!!) and Evelyn got to help steer the boat. Our captain was exactly as a sailboat captain should be – laid back, witty, a little goofy, and completely capable when it counts (like trying to parallel park a giant boat next to a museum). I’d highly recommend it to anyone.
Happy birthday to me!