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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!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Arrrrrrrgh - Happy Halloween Mateys!!

we'd decided last week that we didn't have the time or money to do Halloween this year - and then - REALITY CHECK - whaaaat???!! We love Halloween!!! How could we be in Panama for Halloween and NOT be pirates?! So we pulled together some costumes at the end of our work day....(the liberal application of sea shanties and grog helped the process along consdierably....)

One of my fave moments of the night was when, while waiting for my food at the late-night chicken truck on the main drag, I complimented the guy next to me on his Prince costume. Only, as it turns out, he wasn't dressed as Prince...he was just a skinny Latino guy with a moustache and curly hair, who happened to be dressed in a slinky purple shirt open to his navel....


All in all we had a rocking good time on the not-so-high seas......!


Anonymous said...

That post gave me a good solid 10 seconds of laughing out loud, and will probably bring a smile to my face several times during the day.

Poor Latino-wanna-be-Prince-but-doesn't-know-it.


CP said...

Did you check his shoes? "People say I'm wearing heels because I'm short. I wear heels because the women like 'em."-Prince

Anonymous said...

Where in Bocas did you score that hot striped hottie pirate shirt, Cora?
The prince story is priceless.

JKB said...

He probably was dressed up as prince he just didn't know his name.. he was dressed up as that man woman symbol thing...

JKB said...

Nice pic w/ panama beer in hand - you guys are too cute!