After our last camping trip we headed to Ashley’s mom’s house. There we began selling anything that we acquired over the last 15 months that was not coming back to Samadhi. This included our car, our car top storage, bike racks, our bikes L and a few other odds and ends. It all went fairly quickly and we recovered most of what we had spent. We also got to spend some good quality time with Deb and Dave as hurricane Murphy moved into their home and did not seem to move on. Eventually, everything sold with the exception of my bike (funny how that worked out). We stored this a few other things we did not what to just give away at John’s house. In the couple of weeks that we were in Western Washington we were able to squeeze in a half marathon trail run and a Ragnar race for me and Ashley and the kids were able to participate in a kids Spartan race. I also was able to run a Spartan race with some good friends before we said good bye again. As we began planning our drive back to Mexico and Samadhi the idea of my parents joining us on Samadhi popped into my head. When asked if they wanted to come my parents were quick to seize the opportunity for my grandkid time. So we rented a 15 passenger van and loaded it to its limit. We took 26 hours to drive from Washington to Phoenix where we left the kids and my parents while Ashley and I continued to Mexico to unload the van. Once we had the van unloaded and mostly put away in Samadhi we returned for the kids and my parents. It was a hectic and frustrating 2 weeks while we got everything working and serviced and cleaned for Samadhi to go back into the water. But it all got done and we launched on a breezy afternoon and made our way to the dock. We still had a few things to work on and we were waiting on one final part to arrive. My parents were able to get a taste of Mexico and spend some relaxing time with Victoria and Alexander before we headed in the Sea of Cortez.
Getting Back to Samadhi