Saturday, April 18, 2009

Anchors Away!

So we went out today on my Dad's boat, other wise known as Opa (which is grandpa in German). Here are the kids on the dock in front of the boat before we headed out onto the Bay.

Here's Rico and Opa:

We just went out on the Bay, up to the Golden Gate but not out to the Pacific and then headed over to the Oakland Estuary.

We stopped by McCovey Cove, but the game hadn't started yet:

We saw a Duck Boat:

Really, it's never a dull moment on the boat....well, except if you are 6 and there's all this water and a rocking boat...yawn...

But seriously, the last time we went out on the boat, my dad managed to ground it and did 100K worth of damage to the boat. This time, we got boarded by the Coast Guard. Yep, it's true....never a dull, routine boat ride for us! They just did a "routine safety check" but still it was rather ironic, considering Ralph is a retired Coastie with 34 years in the Coast Guard.

Oh, we did pass the safety inspection.


  1. Wow what a fun day! It sure beats sanding cabinet doors! I don't blame you for not going outside the Golden Gate....the only time I have been sea sick is when we went salmon fishing out the gate in REALLY windy weather and it was soooo choppy I was soooooooooooooo sick!

    How cool to go to Mc Covey Cove....I have only been there on land. What a fun day for your family :)