Feinstein's Annual Dinghy Poker Run Weekend
Middle River, July 27-29, 2012
|Doovie Del-Mar Marina|
|Dinghies going by...|
We headed over on a beautiful Friday evening, Lexi dog and Missy as guests aboard the Harbor Shark. We had a nice chat and less than an hour later, were pulling in to our slip. It's amazing how many boats the UPHs can fit on their pier - hence the name Doovie Del Mar Marina & Resort! This year they borrowed three of the neighbors piers and according to Dockmaster Doovie, had 26 boats (21 guest boats, with another 5 stopping by). They started arriving around noon on Friday and the last boat didn't leave until noon on Monday!
|Sunset on Middle River|
And what a day was Saturday! The theme of this year's event was a Greek Toga Party (openly admitted to be snatched from BMC's Customer Appreciation Party!) and of course, the UPHs had pre-planned lots of activities. Olympic Games were played where we competed for medals in everything from Hula Hooping and Corn Hole to Who Can Drink Beer Out of a Baby Bottle the Fastest & Tug of War! It's funny to witness the competitive nature of the men (boys) among us. While the women's tug-of-war game was taken seriously and we definitely gave our all, it was comical to watch the men go about it in a completely different manner. They insisted on choosing a captain, picking teams and strategizing before we could begin. And once they started, you should have heard the grunts & groans! Several of them still have bruises and rope burn to show for their efforts. Enjoy that homemade chocolate medal guys!
|UPHs - Dave & MA|
Sunday was clean up and relax day. After the group photo & ironing of the decal, many of us stayed around through most of the afternoon. We were happy to see Joyce when she stopped by since she was unable to make the party. We ate leftovers and got in the "cool" hot tub. And then one by one we were on our way from another fabulous weekend on the Bay. We pulled out around 3:00, the water flat, the weather perfect. Did I mention I LOVE summertime?