Weather Helmed

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Weather Helmed

Love, Tahiti style

July 21st, 2010 · 2 Comments · First Mates, French Polynesia, Random Thoughts, Society Islands


** spending an entire day walking around downtown Papeete with your wife, willingly going into every women’s clothing boutique in a FIVE BLOCK radius, waiting patiently while she tries on outfit after outfit after outfit, occasionally bringing her even more clothes to try on, not losing it when she starts to cry because she hasn’t found anything that works after 6 hours of looking, then flattering her like mad when a silly tank-top looks good, and still smiling and calling the day a success even though there’s only two items in the shopping bag.

** watching your wife buy a bag of sinfully rich buttery delicious shortbread cookies filled with creme, and not blinking an eye as she proceeds to eat 3/4 of them in less than 30 minutes.

** offering to dig through the cockpit lockers to find a really long line to tie to the dinghy so your wife can push off and drift away from the boat to get some much needed “alone” time without having to worry about being able to row the stupid dinghy back to the boat.

To say that Matt has been amazing to me – especially so – these last few days is a wild understatement.  He truly is the best thing that’s ever happened to me, the best decision I’ve ever made, and the most perfect man in the world for me.

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  • MOM

    Sounds like you both had a good day!!
    Love you both & see you really, really soon!
    xoxoxox MOM

  • Da Bro

    This proves that it’s a good thing I didn’t come with you guys. After six months, alone, with my sister… on a little boat… admittedly, I probably would have cut the rope on the dinghy — so you could get in A LOT of a lone time. 🙂
    But hey, that’s what big brothers are for, right?

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