22 December 2006

Titusville, Florida, Part III

December 22, 2006

We’re writing this from our new favorite spot in Titusville, the Sunshine Bakery. They have a massive assortment of fresh, homemade breads and other baked goods, including great cinnamon rolls and scones. We’ve come here every day around 10 or 11 am to fill up!

Yesterday was the winter solstice, and even though that won’t affect us very much this far south, we ventured across the water to an undeveloped island and had a bonfire with the crew of Snow Day: Mandy, Rob, Abigail, Matthew, Shadow and Maggie. We can all rest easily that we know we will pass the test on Survivor since we were able to build a large fire with random twigs, wood and palm leaves we found on the island.

We’ve been quite busy the last couple days working on projects on Whisper (diagnosing and hopefully fixing the manual bilge pump, putting up netting on the lifelines for Kit Kat, permanently installing the jacklines, 4 new cleats, etc.). Today is the start of our Christmas vacation! No more projects for the next couple days, just a lot of cooking and eating! This afternoon we’re going to the mall (yippee!!) to find Christmas presents and to see the new James Bond movie.

We biked 3 miles to the hardware store, but I think we forgot we were on bikes while we were shopping. It was quite a task to bike the 3 miles back with heavy bags and a sheet of plywood!

Kristen spent Wednesday afternoon baking pepparkakor and Thursday afternoon baking more lussebullar. The pepparkakor were a real hit with Abbie & Matthew!

The gang from Snow Day came over for a potluck dinner (L-R: Hans, Mandy, Abbie, Matthew (sorry Kristen & Rob!)).

Go away winter, come back summer light!


Joy said...

I agree! Go away winter, come back summer!!!

Anonymous said...

Kristen and Hans, this is from Lynn and Bob in Georgia (Vermont)! So happy that your dream is coming true. Enjoy the holidays and know we are all thinking of you. Your dad put this site on our computer when they were here a couple of weeks ago. They look great. Angie and Larry with little Chase came too...he is so cute. Anyway, life is good and so glad you are having so much fun. We look forward to following your journey. Love Bob and Lynn

Anonymous said...

Vi väntar just nu på att alla ska komma. Vilka fina pepparkakor Kristen bakat-ser helt perfekta ut. Ha nu en skön jul! Vi hörs på julafton.
Kram Ma

Anonymous said...

Hooray! Happy holidays Hans & Kris. It looks like you guys are having so much fun. The kiddos at school ask me everyday "where are they now??". On Friday we popped your site up on the LCD projector and everyone was so excited to learn you were in Florida! Also, they noticed that Kitkat has been losing some weight. Is that Cindy Crawford workout going well?
All the food sounds delicious......Hans, how's come you didn't make any of that for Laura, Josie, and me when Kristen was in D.R.? Mmmmmm!
Say, we didn't know you were accepting mail. Tell us when and where can we send you some stuff.
So, when do you hit the Bahamas??

Blessings this Christmas & safe travels.
Love, Ellie, Chris, and Roubidoux.