Location: Underway to Fiji
I’ll keep it short. Today we jibed first thing after the sun rose. We then enjoyed a lunch of leftovers from previous meals. That led to more Emergency First Responder Training (EFR); we took our written exam and practiced accessing and acting out scenarios. After deck-showers, Giselle, the head chef today, and her galley crew made tropical bbq tacos for everyone to enjoy. Lastly, to finish out the day, we spoke about a skill we each would like to learn during the squeeze.
This next part is letters from all the Argonauts. Since we have reached the halfway point of this passage, I figured everyone would like to send out a brief message. Sorry in advance if some of the messages were lost in translation between what I was given and what I typed out. Enjoy reading them, and I hope you all have a great day!
Frankie: Hi mom and dad, I miss you SO much! The passage is awesome — I can’t believe this experience is real. Send my love to Sophia, Lee, Camille, Bella, and Rocco. XOXO Frankie.
Lewis: Hello from the middle of the Pacific :). Momma, Faja, Bubba, Smella :), and Goose <3. I love you all so much, miss you so much, can’t wait to tell you all the adventures. Sending you the wind and the waves. – Love, Lewis Blue
Izzy: Hi, mom, dad, Alex, and Chris. I miss you guys so much and think about you all the time. I am absolutely loving every second of this passage, and I can’t wait to give you all a big hug and tell you about it! I’m a little bummed about the flight situation, but I know we will make the best of it. I love you guys more than anything!!!! – Izzy <3
Ezra: To everyone: I love you and miss you. I’m having quite the adventure in nearly every way possible. To mom and dad: I’m still alive. To Millie: too many things I don’t have space for.
Louis: Hi, mom, dad, Nat, and El. I hope everyone is well and training Juno is good. Love you guys!
Una: Mama, Tata, Andrej, and Buda. I miss you all, and I can’t wait to get home and tell you all about my adventures at sea! I hope you’re doing well, and I can’t wait for ustipci in Concord soon. Volim vas! Love, Una
Gillian: Hey! Tim just told us about the flight situation; thanks for going ahead and booking one back home. Other than that, it’s all quiet on the western front: passage has been great so far, and looking forward to the rest of it. I hope all good in DC and looking forward to hearing updates soon. Love, G.
Elle E: Hey mum! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope you got the surprise I arranged for you!! We are roughly halfway (ish), so I can’t wait to call and catch up with you soon! I miss you and love you lots! Give Kali a big snuggle for me and send Josh my love too. Xx
Steph: Hi Mom and Dad! I hope all is well in NJ; we are doing great on Argo and enjoying our journey across the Pacific. Unrelated, but if you could start checking your spam/junk email regularly, that would be great thanks. I love and miss you guys! Hi Shaun! I hope IDC is off to a good start and that you’ve seen a whale shark since we left; I love and miss you too (: Talk to you guys soon <3
Thea: Hi Guys!!!!! I hope everyone is doing well! The passage is a dream and is making me never want to come home (sorry:)). Cheezy, you would be losing your mind if you saw the amount of flying fish jumping around the boat these days. Ella, I have so many new recipes to share with you, so prepare yourself. Adelaide, this is making me so excited for all of our adventures. Dad, sorry, but you have no choice, we’re sailing an ocean together someday. Mom, there’s far too much to tell you about, so get ready for a 6-hour phone call. Love you all so much <3
Felipe: Hola mam y pap, estoy muy bien. Espero estn bien. Los quiero mucho!
Giselle: Lewis-Meinhart Gang! (and Yundt, Wilberg, Torres, etc…) Let me start with, I love you guys so, so much. I’ll be seeing you sooner than we’d thought, but I want you to know that I’m soaking up every little minute on the open ocean that I can. Sailing the south pacific is truly an unreal phenomenon. I can’t wait to cook for you, go on mountain bike rides, and hit the beach hard when I’m back. Mom, blondie/brownie hang time is ON. Dad, I’m embracing my inner Eddie more and more every day. Auntie and Uncle, I just love you guys. Boys, don’t do anything too wild… till I can join you again 😉 All my love, biiiiiiiiiig L!
Amanda: Hi Mama and Daddy! I hope you’re doing well and everyone (including all of the menagerie) are healthy and happy. I love you both very much, and I can’t wait to talk to you when we arrive in Fiji. Anna, huge congratulations on becoming a commissioned officer in the Navy. I’m sorry I missed the commissioning. I can’t wait to see the pictures and hear all about it. I have never been more proud of you, and I love you to the moon and back. ~Manda
Niko: Hi everyone! Sending lots of love 2700 miles into our Pacific crossing–it’s been an unbelievable ride so far. I’m holding out hope that I’ll get to Fiji, and Stefan and Alex will have convinced Mom and Dad to get a new puppy in the last month. My phone will be blowing up with pictures–but I think I’ll be settling for reading the March Madness group chat instead (which is bound to also be entertaining). Alex, I can’t wait to hear about how the campus has been as it’s warmed up and sending only good thoughts as you come into the home stretch of what has been a crazy second year of college. Stefan, I am thinking about your school season a lot–I hope you’re in the middle of it and dominating. Mom and Dad, good luck in the election(s)!, and Nona, Deda, Uncle V, Uncle Braco, Aunt Vilma, and everyone else who might be reading: I miss you more than you know and can’t wait to see you in person so very soon!
Gabe: All is well – Gabe
Bella: Hi, mom and dad! I miss you guys and can’t wait to tell you everything when I get home. Tell grandma and grandpa I say hi. I can’t wait for this summer at the lake. <3 Bella
Riley: Hi, mom, dad, Nae Nae, Jacob, Jessica, Grandmom, Pop-Pop, Grandma, Grandaddy, Peyton, Isabella, Reanna, Cindy, Hannah, QC, etc.! Love you all. This trip is amazing! See you soon.
Renee: Hi to mom, dad, and Julia! I would say I miss you, but I am having too much fun to be missing you – sorry. I love you and can’t wait to see you though <3. Love, Renee
Natalie: Hi mom, I love you! Please could you get some fresh fruit and ice cream for when I get home!
Marina: Hey mom and dad, I miss you and love you so much!!!
Nick: Happy Birthday, Mom!!!!! I hope all you guys are doing well. I can’t wait to see all of you and Cisco. Love and miss you.
Elie: Hola fam!! Los amo y los extrao un chingo!! Pienso en ustedes todo el tiempo (el 6 en especial, you know). Kayus y mam, lean el libro que conpr en el kindle de respirar, no puedo leer ms de 2 oraciones sin pensar “ufff este libro les encantara!!”. Pa, ojal te acuerdes de mi leyendo el libro de mi infancia, y espero que te guste y te haga feliz like it did me. Yus, tengo conmigo la tarjetita que me pintaste y escribiste en VT y me llena el corazoncito de felicidad. Este viaje fue un regalo y de la experiencias ms rewarding de mi vida. -la pocha de la fam 🙂
Sam: Hey mum, we just got news that we can’t stay in Fiji, and I’m a bit bummed. Anyways, I’m making a documentary this summer and can’t wait to tell you about it. Be ready for a 12 hr phone call because I have so much to tell you. Love you so much. Tell dad, Devela, and Andrew that I love and miss them!!!
Mac: Hi, mom, dad, Olivia, John-Paul, Ceci, Gabby, Pa, Gram, and Salty. We are now halfway across the Pacific; I wish you guys were here.
Trevor: Hi all, I miss you guys more and more every day. I’ve been making the best of the trip and decided to stay to the end whenever that ends up being. I’m so excited to get home and eat until I drop. B, I recently opened your 11 yellow MandM doses, and it gave me a huge smile. A, I hope everything is going well in your world, and you’re getting closer to that Ph.D. I had the idea of starting up 2 new podcasts when I get home, so I’ve been using my spare time aboard to create logos for them. Talk to later!
Lolo: Hi Mom and Dad, we saw a frigate bird yesterday, which means we are getting closer to land. I hope you’re doing well, and I’ll talk to you in a few weeks from Fiji!
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Ezra and Felipe practicing CPR and emergency response situations
Marina demonstrating how to do an injury assessment
Sam, after a successful treatment from her fellow crew members