July 24th, 2011
With the temp in the 100's this weekend, we just didn't feel like moving on Saturday and so skipped the relaxing weekend at Still Pond with friends. Instead, we did something we rarely do and something that Buddy frowns upon strongly. We mixed friends, family and clients! We sat at the Dark Horse Tavern Saturday evening and went through our phone list inviting those to whom we've promised trips on the boat. We're pretty active boaters and usually go out overnight and so getting everyone on board in a summer can be a challenge. This was the perfect opportunity.
We wound up with six guests on board, plus Buddy and I (and Lexi dog). We met at the marina gate at 11:30 and set off exactly at noon. Our mismatched crew consisted of my young cousin and his roommate, two dear friends from MoCo, and a client and his lovely girlfriend - none of which had ever met before this day. So we had all the generations represented - 20's, 30's, 40's and 50's. I can see how this could be considered a risky or awkward event, but for some reason, on a boat everything is good. My young cousin is quite the talker and had everyone in conversation before we even made it out of the marina, so by the time we pulled in between the water towers at Rock Hall, everyone was best friends. Or something like that.
|Harbor Shark Crew|
|Steve & Ellen hard at work|
|Tiki Barge on a Sunday Afternoon|
|Donna & Jim (MacGyver)|