Sunday, November 22, 2009

sailing with Everardo

More than 25 years ago, my parents took in a young Mexican who was working in a nearby nursery but didn't have a roof over his head. Everardo helped tend their trees and did a lot of beautiful stonework around their property. He also helped my dad build a log home in Oregon. Everardo eventually got his green card, started a family and became a successful first-generation American. But he never forgot my family and has always stayed in touch through the years.
So we were very glad when he said he was coming to visit us before we left for Mexico. He drove 2 hours this morning, with his 14-year-old daughter Kelli and 11-year-old son Daniel (their mother Paola had to work today). We had to go get them in the dinghy, since we were anchored out.
We took them out for a sail on the bay and they had a great time. They all took turns steering and cranking in the jib, and were excellent crew members. It was a very fun day for all of us. They had a new experience and we were so glad to be the ones to provide it.
Afterwards, we went over to Anon for a delightful dinner with Keith and Olina.

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