My husband and friends took me out to celebrate my belated 30th birthday with a deep sea fishing trip. It had been postponed for 3 months for various reasons, so even the sore throat and start of a cold that I woke up with that morning couldn’t keep me off the water. John, Phuong, and Hong picked us up bright an early at 6:30 AM so we could get on the first boat out. We figured we’d try to be pros like that. We left out of Marina Del Ray. The early morning light graced the sailboats and danced off the harbor water. The waves were rough but Geoff looked like a kid in a candy store, he was so happy to be on a boat. Geoff grew up on the water and looked right at home. He ended up catching three fish, one that we endearingly named Nemo. Phuong and John didn’t take well to the waves, but were such great sports that we still went on to gorge on Brazilian BBQ afterwards. I didn’t catch much, except for seasickness and one fish too small to keep. Hong turned out to be the most surprisingly resilient to the rough waters that day. She ended up taking two fish home. I think I’ve used up my allotment for water adventure in birthday celebrations but it was worth it! I had such a fun day, between the fishing and the three hour buffet. Thanks guys!

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