“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.” — Madeleine L’Engle
We made our way to Key Biscayne for dinner that evening but decided to motor back to Coconut Grove at night. We wanted to share our birthday cake (a fresh fruit tart) with Tony’s Etchell’s teammate and friend Phil Trinter. Though about 100 yards from the dock we ran aground in the soft, sandy shallows at low tide… We had no choice but to stay exactly where we were with mother nature as our mighty anchor. Luckily, we had plenty of wine and fruit tart! The kids got into pajamas and we played board games while watching the sea rise to an appropriate level for docking. If there is one thing my 48 years, plus one rocky night and four months living on a boat have taught me, it is patience.
Thank you to my loving family for the best birthday a happy midwestern girl could ever want.
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