Labor Day Weekend, September 3-5, 2011
Every year we go to Tilghman for Labor Day weekend. It's one of the boating bookends: Memorial Day anchored in St. Michael's and Labor Day at the Tilghman Island Marina. One of my favorite weekends of the summer with some of my favorite people, and yet I hate looking forward to it because it means summer is coming to an end. This year was no different (although I almost threw a wrench it by trying to coerce Buddy in to going to the Grand Prix - he was having none of that so we compromised. I went to the Grand Prix Friday (great fun, by the way), he got to go to Tilghman and I got a cruise to Bermuda! (I'm a pretty good negotiator.)
|Heading for better weather|
We headed out early Saturday morning with INXS and All In knowing we would be dodging storms. As luck would have it, we were heading toward brighter skies, so that was a good thing. We got lucky, and though we saw three storms on radar, didn't run in to any of them. Instead we had a lovely cruise on a busy bay. Two hours later we arrived in Tilghman to a welcoming committee of the crew that had come Friday night. They were already fishing on the docks. And we tied up and our blood pressure lowered and the stress melted away.
|Fishing the docks|
|Harbor Shark at T.I.M.|
|Sunset Dinghy Cruise|
|Birthday Twins - Can you tell who's who???*|
|Wildlife on the Chesapeake!|
|Bay 100 Fun|
|Tilghman Island Inn|
|Married 7 years ago at T.I.I.|
|Next to be married|
|Thanks Ron & Nancy!|
Note: We were fortunate on the ride home that we didn't hit any storms but the boat traffic from the mass exodus of boats from the Grand Prix made for a bumpy ride. Plus, the site in the city was like something out of a movie. We were one boat going toward the harbor with hundreds heading out.
*Photos compliments of J.G.