June 25, 2011
This is going to be a cold race, as we’ll most likely be sailing up near the ice line in order to sail the shortest route, though the weather may change that to some degree as we’ll want to find the best wind. To stay warm in our bunks, we needed to get three more sleeping bags for the crew. THe mother of one of the crew graciously volunteered to go shopping for the bags.
The three bags showed up at the boat, and everyone had a laugh as all the bags were Transformer themed. There was a bit of a discussion as everyone wanted to have one, but that was settled quickly without bloodshed.
While this was going on, it occurred to Jay that Transformers were less an adult theme (though you wouldn’t know it by watching the crew haggle over the bags), as a kid’s theme. This led to the thought that the size of the bag might be in question. Jay unrolled a bag, stepped into it, and another big laugh was had by all as the bag barely came up to his chest. Another quick round of discussion was held, as the new bag owners desperately tried to trade the new “shorties” for the remaining full size bags. There were no deals to be made and it looked like the unlucky three were in for a half-cold three weeks in the bunk unless the Transformers could somehow transform the short bag into a full-size bag.
As luck would have it, Walmart was happy to trade the small bags for full size bags, and all the crew can now sleep warm in their bunks. The best part of all? THe full size bags where cheaper than the kid’s Transformer bags and we came away with a $14 store credit!