Thursday, July 16, 2009


cir⋅cum⋅nav⋅i⋅gate  [sur-kuhm-nav-i-geyt]
–verb (used with object), -gat⋅ed, -gat⋅ing.
1. to sail or fly around; make the circuit of by navigation: to circumnavigate the earth.
2. to go or maneuver around: to circumnavigate the heavy downtown traffic.

Today after picking my cousin up at the Long Beach Airport, we headed to Marina Del Rey to welcome back Zac Sunderland, the youngest ever to circumnavigate the world solo! He left when 16 and had a birthday while away! There was quite a crowd and plenty of ships in the harbor, too. We only just heard about him on Tuesday from my Aunt. There are some others out there trying to beat his record, but Zac responds with "I don't care if it gets beat. I am the first youngest ever."

Anyways, it was a beautiful day and looking at all those boats sure was fun. I always think how nice it would be to buy my dad a boat someday. The girls loved seeing all the boats and Reese asked, "Mom, someday, when I get older can I go on a boat." Cute girl! We met up with our cousins there and spent some time with them. The bigger kids stayed in line to get his autograph declaring their love for him (quite a handsome young lad). I wanted to just get a picture with my girls and him. He was super busy the moment he stepped off his boat, that he bought at 16 with his own money! Read all about his adventures at the link above.
Captured when I said: In-N-Out rocks, he responded Sure Does!

After all was said and done, Blake wanted me to come watch her "show" on a little tiny stage. She picked flowers and requested that I throw them at her when she completed her "show." So we did! Can she get any more imaginative!


Michelle said...

Hey I just read about this kid. Cool that you guys got to see him pull in to the harbor and meet him. And that Blake, she is too cute!

Gina woodhouse said...

What a cutie, he is! Good for you getting down there with your girls. You're always up to something fun!

Beach Mommy said...

That is awesome. And some parents to let him go - Sounds like a fun outing.