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This blog tells the story of our 22-month sailing journey from Oakland, California, to Bristol, Rhode Island, aboard our beloved Bristol 32 sailboat, Ute. Please feel free to browse through the archives (partway down the sidebar to your left) to see pics and read stories of our adventures in North America and Central America . (Sorry the first 3 months of the trip are missing - they vanished somewhere in an internet cafe in Mexico - but all you're missing is CA, Baja and Western Mex).

If you're trying to track us down now that we're landlubbers, try us at uteatlarge at yahoo dot com. Thanks!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The fair came to town! This last weekend we piled into a neighbor's panga to splash on over to the 44th annual Feria del Mar. It was a lot like the fair back home, but with less crop art and 4-H, and more salsa music and folkloric dancers. I even won ten bucks on a quarter bet at the weird betting wheel game, which was great since ten bucks kept us in beer and fair food all night. yum, yum. Posted by Picasa


JKB said...

That kid looks sooo bummed that he lost! Love the quarter roulette table!

Elaine said...

You are too cute! Love to hear about your love of Panama after being there in January! Did you meet up with Mario, the guide from Ancon? He lives up near Boca in the mountains. We crossed the canal in a tiny motorboat and went around the little islands across from Gamboa, and saw the oripendulas and some little monkeys. Just finished sewing up the rainforest for the next season! You look like you are just having such a good time! Talk about really nice people with good manners...when I got back, I tried to remember to say "How are you?" before saying anything.
Have fun!