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

Monday, April 23, 2012

A House Sitting Gig

The gorgeous entry
We had a major break of luck and got a house-sitting gig here in La Paz for a week or so.  It gives us a chance to work on the boat, but live somewhere else.  It's great to get a taste of what real square footage feels like again!  It's a lovely home with a modern kitchen, beautiful colors and art work on the walls, and a powerful showerhead!   And best of all for us, we have been reunited with our car here, so we are back living an almost-American existence in Mexico - house, car, dog, and kid.  No jobs still though, but hey - what's the rush?

I think the one enjoying it most is Rudy.  Not only does he get to pee on terra firma (instead of plastic astroturf) whenever he wants, but he has a real yard that he can roam at will and best of all, a playmate.  The house comes with a sweet little terrier/schnauzer mix (I think?) and they are becoming very good friends.
House Dog at last!
Rudy's playmate, Molly.


  1. That photo of Rudy is priceless - that cold tile floor must feel incredible! :)

    Katie and Mark

  2. Housing at Casa Ana - a great gig. We spent 6 months house sitting for Ana and loved it. So glad you guys are taking care of her wonderful home. I know she appreciates it. PS: Did you ever come to one of the parties we threw there - I can't remember!

  3. Hi Carla
    I wondered if you would comment - I knew you had spent a lot of time here. No, we never got to one of the parties you threw, but I'm sure it was fun.
    The house is lovely and it is a pleasure to be here.