welcome to our blog!

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!

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Last weekend we went to a great festival over in Oak Ridge Key.....It was sponsored by a local group who is trying to deal with the garbage problem around here. Not only did we get some very yummy BBQ but we got to introduce a whole posse of kids to wiffleball! It was a blast. Allen spent the afternoon being the little league coach and I somehow found a group of kids that really wanted to hang out on the beach and learn about snails. Sweet little nerds trapped in the bodies of 9- and 10-year-old boys. You just never know what you're gonna find around here.....

I am going to try a new kind of link here that should pop up as a slideshow of photos. Post a comment if it works for you or takes too long to load or whatever - might be a cool way to share photos or might be a lame gimmick. only time will tell.....


Anonymous said...

It works great for us. That pig is amazing!


Anonymous said...

Love it! Keep posting!

Anonymous said...

Rock You is great! I feel like I am right in Oak Ridge with you -


Snils are better than snakes, my friends will tell you. Glad you added some other creatures, as I was wearying of the negative coments on the snake.

Ute said...

thanks for the feedback you guys! this is like our link to our world back home - so it means a lot to us. thanks for taking the time. Lots of love, UTE

Anonymous said...

The slide show is a neat way to convey the spirit of a whole event. I sort of wish they stayed 1 second longer, but you've chosen the right amount of slides per 'show' so it's easy to watch it through a few times.

It never ceases to amaze me how happy you both look wherever you are.

Monkeys hanging out with pigs and dogs. Everybody lives in harmony on the island.
Can't wait to hear more about your teaching job!