Jan 13

Feliz Ano Nuevo y Feliz Compleanos

Tag: musingsJonathon Haradon @ 5:37 am

Happy Birthday to me. I turned 31 on January 1st, and spent the double holiday with Matt and Jonny, on our new boat. I haven’t spent a birthday with good friends in a long time. Everyone it seems, travels for the Christmas-New Years holidays, including me, and so I just haven’t seen any close friends, which is too bad, because I don’t celebrate any holidays really. You could say that I yearned for when I was with friends partying it up for my birthday, not for new years, but me.

So being in Mexico with Matt and Jonny over my birthday was, deep down, pretty exciting and important to me, though I didn’t want to let it on too much. They came through though in a great way.

After a hard day’s work, we headed to the Captains Club, the new sailors’ bar run by Mike in San Carlos. We ate approximately 1 gallon of salsa and 82 fish tacos, and slugged back a couple of celebratory drinks, but headed back to the boat too early — before the the bar-top dancing began. As midnight approached, and I was ready to pass out from exhaustion, Jonny and Matt brought out a cake (referred to by Matt in supposed-Spanish as “caca”), a couple of presents, and a tasty bottle of tequila claro, as is only available in Mexico. We toasted to our boat, to our trip, and to ourselves. Then I proceeded as planned, and passed out around 10:30pm.

I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday. I was with my two best friends, hanging out on the boat that we will soon spend two years together on. A plaque they wrote for me know sits in our boat, a constant reminder of this day, our friendship, and good times to come. Thanks guys.

happy birthday plaque

One Response to “Feliz Ano Nuevo y Feliz Compleanos”

  1. Hardy says:

    Matt, Johny and Jon…I like the new look of the webiste. I will be real interested in your progress as I love to sail and have a hankering to do a sailabout like you are planning. I also know how fixing things on boats goes. Patience and duct tape. Keep this blog going because you guys are starting on one kick ass journey and it will be fun to see it all pan out.

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