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

Friday, April 16, 2010

Jack Eats a Big Mac!

The reason why anyone would care? Jack has been a self-imposed vegetarian since he was three years old. At that tender age, I took Jack to a petting zoo and placed a baby chick in his hand. He looked up at me with his big brown eyes and said "Chicken?" in a shocked voice. That was it for chicken nuggets. Thankfully the other meats are not named after the animal so I continued to serve him hamburger, steak, pork chops and bacon. But he is a smart little cuss and over the next year, he would ask over dinner questions like "What's pork?" Meats were quickly crossed off his list of things he would eat - first ribs, then bacon, then pork, and last hamburger. We honored his decision and his conviction and so we struggled on for years, trying to make sure he got enough protein and variety in his diet. We are not vegetarians, and so every night two dinners were made, one for us and one for him.

I always figured when he hit puberty he would start eating meat simply because he would have trouble eating enough to satisfy his growing body's need for calories/protein. Considering that he has grown eight inches in less than a year, I would say I was right. He is now taller than my 5'6". And today he is officially not a vegetarian any longer. Patrick and Jack went to McDonald's for nostalgia's sake today while roaming around PV. Patrick ordered himself a Big Mac and some fries for Jack. Jack watched him take one bite, and then said, "Can I have a bite?" First one, and then another, and then he said "I'm going to order myself one." That was the end of that. Though he may never be a meat glutton, it makes our life easier in so many ways.


1 comment:

  1. Wow! Never thought we'd see the day. Not only meat... but McDonalds! We are thinking of you today. Everyone was here to celebrate Grace's first communion. We looked at Jack's photo in front of the statue and remembered how much we miss y'all.