Welcome to our mid-life crisis! These are the chronicles of Laura and Patrick, their young son Jack, and their goofball Labrador Retriever named Evinrude (Rudy), as they travelled the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific coast of mainland Mexico in their catamaran. We went cruising in search of a change of pace, a closer knit family, and peace of mind. We found all three and more. The fun all started in October, 2008 and nearly four years later the Mexican adventure came to an end August 3rd, 2012. With our mid-life crisis cured in Mexico, we are excited to start a new adventure - life back in America.

Patrick has since joined the Sales Team of Marine Servicenter as a boat broker. Whether you are looking to make your dream of sailing away come true, or ready to sell your boat he can help. He can be reached at http://marinesc.com/about/crew/patrick-harrigan

Candeleros Chico

Candeleros Chico
Just another beautiful day at anchor on the Baja. 2010

Dolphins at play in the bow wake 2011

Dolphins at play in the bow wake  2011

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Everett Bound!

Well, it's amazing how things transpire. Jack and I were planning a quiet Christmas by ourselves in La Paz since there was no way we could leave Rudy in Mexico while we flew home for Grandma's funeral. And there was no way I was going to bring him with us after the adventure getting him here! But fate or providence or Grandma stepped in. Monday, when we came back from the pool, we were surprised to see Summerwings back in her slip across from us. Poor Kim's foot had become infected from the stingray sting and they had to return for medical care. When they offered to take care of Rudy so we could leave, we jumped on it. We are so happy that we are able to celebrate Grandma's life with all those who love her.
We have been having a heck of a time finding a spot on a plane, and making sure we could land at SeaTac, but it looks like we are set to go. We leave tomorrow on the 24th. I hear there is more snow expected tomorrow so keep us in your thoughts. Meanwhile I am digging out the few winter clothes we own. I think we are going to freeze.
Looking forward to seeing everyone,
Laura and Jack


  1. Patrick, Laura, Jack,

    I am so very sorry to hear that Patrick's mother has died. Please know that our prayers are with your family.

    Have a very safe trip back to Everett.

    P.S. Joseph says "Hi".

    The Other Laura

  2. It was soooo good to see you guys!