We left off quite some time ago with blog posts describing how we learned to sail. I intended to add more when we were doing the Pacific crossing, but Galapagos Internet happened. But maybe it's time to add a few more posts on that topic.
When we left off, Andrew was racing on the Great Salt Lake while I spent the Summer working on my Summer Clerkship in Las Vegas. As luck would have it, I was offered a full time position at the end of my Summer. So, we made plans to move to Las Vegas in 2006. The remainder of 2005, 2006 and beginning of 2007 was chock full of projects. I graduated from law school, we bought a house in Las Vegas, I took the bar exam, we got married, traveled to Oktoberfest in Germany for our honeymoon and spent 2007 making our new house home. These projects consumed so much time that we did not do much in the way of learning to sail until fall of 2007.
At the end of September 2007, we were still sweating out the Vegas heat. Some friends from Utah visited us with their water ski boat, so ventured out to Lake Mead to see what was going on. We had not heard there was a yacht club there, but as we were milling about the marina we were reading the nearby billboards. We found pictures of sailing races gone by and a calendar with the fall racing schedule. We knew just what to do.
....To be continued, tomorrow.