Monday, September 8, 2014 Day No. 8

Dear Friends, Family and Faithful Followers,

It’s been 7 days since I’ve been able to access Wi-Fi!  For four days and three nights we were at sea.  Then we were anchored in Drakes Bay and had no service!  I don’t know how people live like this?  My primary goal in life now is to find out what equipment and service I need to have Wi-Fi and e-mail on the boat at all times.  If you have any suggestions, please advise.

I’ve continued to write about our trip and will publish 7 posts today from Sausalito CA.  Thank you for your patience.

Monday, September 8, 2014

We spent the day in Garibaldi, Oregon with Peter’s side of the family.


The Whole Fam Damily

I bought more groceries.  We could eat three meals a day for a week or more and not make a dent in our stores.  Cabbage, carrots, broccoli, potatoes, salmon, pork chops, spaghetti sauce.

The Children

Peter’s daughters, Stacie and Cheryl, have each had a rough row to hoe.


Stacie, Cheryl and Peter Gierga

I believe Stacie and Cheryl were 5 and 7 when their parents divorced.  Neither Peter nor his x-wife were mature enough, at the time, to handle the divorce with any kind of grace.  The girls were the ones who ‘took it in the shorts’, so to say.  I believe they only survived as a result of the sturdy, unwavering support of Joe and Siggi, Peter’s parents.

Despite the odds, Stacie and Cheryl have grown into wonderful young women.  They are pretty, smart, hardworking, kind and thoughtful.  Stacie has two girls, Haylee and Harmony.  Cheryl and Roy have identical twins, Tommy and Robby, although it’s easy to tell them apart now that they are twelve.

Of the children’s children it would be a challenge to identify the best behaved.  Out of the four, each one is polite, well mannered, engaging and sharp as an arrow.  It was a glorious aufiderzein.  We’ve promised to return in March for Joe’s 84th birthday.


Tommy, Cheryl, Robby, Peter, Haylee, Stacie, Harmony

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