Part of an ongoing project called, "The Yes Project", where I resolve to say YES more to opportunities that come my way. Click here to see the other posts.
The America's Cup Village was super kid friendly and my kids totally caught the America's Cup Fever. Their favorite was learning to walk on the boat nets and the America's Cup iPad game. I loved that my Uncle and Aunt came to join us for the day!
We opted to watch one of the fleet races from the shoreline and as I sat on the rocks, I looked around and had that sense of community.. These were my people, who came from all over to watch America's Cup. The lady next to me also had this on her bucket list, and when one of the boats had a spectacular capsize, we all gasped, cheered, and high fived each other.
Can I also pause and mention how much I love my brother? My family has changed so much over the last year and really, he is my family. There is so much of my mom in him, and when I spend time with him, I feel closer to my mom. I give him a hard time, but he did hog all the good genes. Just look at those dimples.
If it wasn't the year of the YES, I probably would have said no to my nephew. It took some logistics to pull this trip off, in the middle of school and sports, but Wow, what a trip! How often do you get opportunities to love on your nephews AND cross something off your bucket list!? Grateful for YES!