Lynn’s Birthday Celebration

Yup, it’s birthday time for Lynn, again. This one is filled with surprises. [simage=1215,200,y,center,] First off, breakfast at Ikuai, the marina restaurant. I order Eggs Benedict and it is free! A gift from the Ikuai restaurant, waiters, and staff.

Most Mexicans give each other a “second” name or “nickname.” For example, the waiters at the restaurant are: Raul (Splinter), Angel (Mini), and Angel (Jefe or Gordo). Yes, there are two Angels working at the Ikuai Restaurant.


In the afternoon, we play Mexican Train Dominoes. I have the lowest score, which makes me the winner, and the prize is a free Margarita! [simage=1217,200,y,center,]

That evening, there is fabulous Cruiser’s Pot Luck organized by Allison (s/v KENTA ANAE) and Kat (s/v KATRINA LIANA) in celebration of Canadian Thanksgiving; October babies (at least four, maybe more!); and surviving two hurricanes (Jova and Irwin).


The highlight of the evening is music by Mango Duo!

Here is a link to Mango Duo’s My Space:

And meeting Zoe’s mom, Pauline.


Some may remember my 2010 birthday gift. I was presented with a new toilet. For the rest of that story see Lynn’s Birthday Celebration!


This year’s 2011 Birthday “DYI” project is to clean the port fans! Up until now, cleaning them was a task that one gritted their teeth before tackling the job. The guards made it nearly impossible to reach the blades. The fans were never cleaned to our satisfaction.

I contact HotWire and they share the secret for removing the guards! With the guards off, it is easy to wipe the blades. HotWire also said it’s OK to leave the front guard off.


With the front guard off we get an unexpected bonus. More air movement by the blades and they are quieter!

Kids Club members wishing CANADA a VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


It seems this birthday girl didn’t get a decent picture taken of her on her special day. So here’s a picture of Rick and Lynn during their Thursday Dance Lesson class. Mel on s/v HEMISPHERE DANCER is our fabulous meringue, rhumba, and cha-cha-cha dance instructor.


To view the photo album for this post, click on the camera,

26 Responses to “Lynn’s Birthday Celebration”

  1. Dena on October 23rd, 2011 at 8:31 am

    How wonderful!! Happy Birthday Lynn!! would have loved to see a pic of the birthday girl 😉 … Such a blessing..
    Big Hugs
    Dena & Jr..

  2. Lynn on October 23rd, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Hi Dena and Jr.
    Well, if you look real close, in one of the pictures you’ll see the side of my face. I’m wearing a pink shirt. That is the only picture I could find of the Birthday Girl! Amazing!

  3. Sailsam on October 23rd, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Happy Birthday!
    By the way, where are you? The latest position given on your track was in March 2011 in La Cruz. Are you still there?
    And PLEASE get someone to take a good picture of the birthday girl and her consort.
    We wish that we were still down there sailing around with you guys, but alas, we can’t for a while. So we’ll be satisfied reading your blog instead ofenjoying sailing with you.

  4. Lynn on October 24th, 2011 at 10:30 am

    We are still in Marina La Cruz.

    Do to popular request, I’ve added a picture of Rick and me at the end of the post. I was just as surprised to discover I didn’t have picture, either!

    We hope you get back to the sailing you love real soon!

  5. Kevin & Laura on October 23rd, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Hi Mom, looks like you had a wonderful birthday wish we were there….All our Kevin & Laura.

  6. Lynn on October 28th, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Hi Kev and Laura, I wish we could be together to celebrate, too! Hugs, Mom

  7. Jane on October 23rd, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    What fun!

    Lots love,

  8. Lynn on October 28th, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Hi Jane, Great to hear from all the way from Laos! Yep, my birthday day was loads of fun, wish you were here, too! Lynn

  9. Normandie on October 24th, 2011 at 5:10 am

    Happy Birthday, Lynn! The pictures of you all playing Mexican Train Dominoes made me homesick for the Sea. We have the game here, but no takers. Oh, for those lovely days at anchor. Be blessed, both of you.

  10. Lynn on October 28th, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Hi Normandie, Remember playing Mexican Train Dominoes in different places, and the rules are always different! Makes for interesting negations. Great game! Lynn

  11. Bev and Larry on October 24th, 2011 at 6:09 am

    Happy Birthday and Happy Cruising

  12. Gary/Anna on October 24th, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Happy Belated B’day…miss you guys..G/A

  13. Mike on October 24th, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Happy Birthday Lynn I hope your day was all you could wish for and the up-coming years hold only joy. We are hopeing to head south maybe at the end of November, so if you are still around there maybe we will be able to get together. Have fun – s/v Antipodes

  14. Lynn on October 28th, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Hi Mike, Oh, yes we will be here (as far as I know) to catch your dock lines! It will be great fun to see you both again.
    Fair winds and safe harbors. Lynn

  15. Lucy and Jim/Passage II on October 24th, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Sorry we missed your birthday, Lyn….I’m certain you made it lots of fun. Enjoy LaCruz, it’s one of our favorite places…Jim has minor knee surgery tomorrow so glad that will be ‘fixed’ for a better life style hiking, etc. You and Rick take good care…belated Happy Birthday! Fondly,

  16. Lynn on October 28th, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Hi Lucy and Jim, We wish Jim a very speedy recovery. Glad the surgery is minor. Yep, my birthday was super fun. I was hoping for BBQ ribs and that didn’t happen. So, I’ve decided my birthday lasts until I get the ribs! (LOL). Lynn

  17. Jesse on October 24th, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Hey, Happy Birthday, From AAA

  18. Lynn on October 28th, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Hey, AAA, have you towed anyone lately? The Baja Ha Ha folks will be headin’ south and up into the Sea. Maybe, you’ll have a few more opportunity to keep your skills sharpened. Cheers, Lynn

  19. Jeff Stander on October 24th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Terrific Guys! Keep up the joy. Keep sailing.


  20. George & Renata on October 25th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Hi evrybody…
    Happy birthday Lynn…you both looking great….will send you more in the email….take care your self….
    George & Kitty Clan

  21. Lynn on October 28th, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Hi George and Kitty Clan, Terrific to hear from you! We’re looking forward to your email. Cheers, Lynn

  22. Julie on October 26th, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Happy Birthday!
    I wish I would have known you were here in SD!!! I would have loved to see you, although it seems that you were running every minute…
    Well, happy to hear that the Dr. Is happy and that you are back in paradise!

    Here’s hoping that the only excitement you see for awhile is a whale sighting!
    Much love!

  23. Nancy and Greg on November 3rd, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Lynn, sorry it took us so long to check out the site and wish you a Happy Birthday. But better late then never.

    It looks like you had a great day.


  24. Lynn on December 5th, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Hi Nan & Greg, I know you’ve had your hands busy, that’s for sure. Thanks for finding the time to read/comment/ & wish me a happy birthday. They are becoming more and more dear. Hugs, Lynn

  25. Duane and Diane on November 5th, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Belated happy Birthday! Life is busy but good here in Punta Gorda, FL. Getting the boat ready for a season of daysails and short cruises, then in 2012 we take off for 6 months up the eastern seaboard.

    Keep living life and thanks for sharing!

  26. Lynn on December 5th, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Hi Duane and Diane, We are very happy to learn you are planning to take of for several daysails and then take off for 6 months. Please stay in touch and share your adventures with us. From the Pacific side of Mexico, Lynn & Rick.

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