Thursday, February 25, 2010

Good Luck Messages

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted about my son Alan.   He and 2 friends are currently sailing around the world as part of an educational program they created, an interactive sailing classroom for middle school classrooms, called EYE of the World.  They keep a very active and informative website which is interesting to follow.  Though lately they seem quite fixated on food and especialy ice cream.

They left Virginia in November, are currently in Panama having just left the San Blas Islands, making their way to the Panama Canal.  Neither a race, or simple sailing adventure, they stop and stay in the many countries they pass for at least a few days, to learn and experience the culture and diversity; all part of the program reporting on their experiences.

Certainly investing in their Ham Radio was one of the best things we’ve done, as we receive regular emails from Alan about their trip.  These emails and other bits and pieces about their trip are posted on another blog Paul and I keep called Friends and Family of EYE of the World.  

I recently received an email from Alan wishing me good luck in the Everglades Challenge.   Alan is known among the WaterTribe as SOS, and has also completed a few WaterTribe events.  It’s all in the family.

But my absolute favorite was in 2006 when I was on the beach at Tampa Bay about to start paddling the 1200 miles of the WaterTribe Ultimate Florida Challenge, when I got an audio picture text from Alan on my phone.  The text said  "Go Mom!" with the picture below, and the music of Beethhoven's "Ode to Joy". 

Four years later, I still have thist text on my phone, even transferred it over when I got a new phone.


Captn O Dark 30 and Super Boo said...

Too many fff's in your link. :-)

Friends and Family of EYE of the World.

What an adventure!

SandyBottom said...

Thanks, fixed it. Guess that's why they have that "test this link" feature, duh!