Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The "Mother Ship"

Last week Andy and his brother, Mark, decided to check something off the bucket list.
After doing some extensive research (2 minutes on Yelp & Google), Andy called up the San Diego Surfing Academy.

He talked to the owner of the establishment and got some basic information and was given directions to meet him the next morning at a cross street near a local resort.

"Where exactly should I meet you at the resort?", Andy asked.

"Well, we're not really part of the resort.", Pat, the instructor said.

"Just meet me at The Mother Ship."

and he hung up.

So a couple of hours later, Mark & Andy found themselves here.

and met Pat, their instructor.
Whom Andy insisted looked "just like" the Dos Equis most interesting man in the world.
"No seriously, you have to put his picture there, because that was our guy".

Crystal and I decided to give the guys two hours to brush up their skills before meeting them at the beach to document.
That and we had two kids to handle.
One which nearly gave me a heart attack that morning.
Hint on which one: Her

Oh look! There are the surfers!!!

My kids were neck deep in sand in about 2.5 seconds.
They weren't really appreciating the surfing lesson so much.

And oh my Lord, THIS girl....
I really can't even talk about it.

Let's just say that she picked up a flat beach rock the size of a dinner plate and chunked it into the sand pit, missing her brother by less than an inch.

Oh, and her brother had a little accident in the car and after searching high and low, I realized that I hadn't restocked my emergency set of clothes in about a year, so he ended up wearing this.

They caught a wave....kind of.

That night we went to dinner at Poseidon to celebrate Mark's birthday.

And while we're on the subject of eating....

we had to document our team effort best dinner ever from the night before.

One more Mark & Crystal post to come.....
Wine tasting.
FYI....it CAN be done with kids in tow.



Emily Joy said...

But I want to know what they thought of surfing!?!?! Fun to catch up on your happenings :)

The Montgomerys said...

love the picture of you and andy!!

Amanda said...

LOVE that photo of you!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!