At about 10:13 pm our time, Eris J entered the Miraflores Lock on her way to Gatum Lock on the Atlantic side. She's just leaving camera range as I send this post.
I sat glued to this computer screen for about an hour after rushing through a fairly decent game of golf (for a change) and dinner afterwards. Got home in time to begin a barrage of texting my good friend in California and emailing Tom's dear friend in Texas as we waited for Eris J's bow to appear on the screen.
Words cannot describe the feeling as I laid my eyes on beloved, long-dreamed of Olympia for the first time! It's too bad the torrent of tears blurred my vision for a bit. Sharing it with good friends made this incredible experience all the more precious.
Both friends are very computer saavy and took screen shots of Eris J and her precious cargo. As soon as I have them, I'll try to upload them for you. Notice I said I'll try. I might need to pay off a 10 year old, but I'll do what I have to.
Gotta run. Taking a friend to La Guardia for an 8 am flight tomorrow. Need I say more?