September 13th, 2009Country Party – Labor Day ’09
Stardate September 6, 2009
It’s one of the weekends we look most forward to, as well as one of the weekends we look least forward to. We look most forward to this weekend because it is one of the three weekends we all hang out at the dock or in the harbor for the whole weekend and we are with friends. This weekend was no exception and this weekend was perfect weather. We look least forward to this weekend because it means that the summer is winding down (even though I try to keep the boat in the water until mid Oct) there are only a few weekends left.
Friday Donna and I took her niece and their parents for a fun boat ride in Boston Harbor – it was a great way to start the weekend.
On Saturday Donna and I did one of our most favorite things – we anchored out at Peddock Island and just relaxed for a few hours. Then Paul from Reel Pursuit wanted to have some photos of his boat taken so he brought his boat
out into the harbor and we met up with him and Donna took about 300 pictures with the new camera – here is a great shot of Paul’s boat.
After we took our photos, Paul, Betty, Donna and I along with Steve all went to dinner. We wanted to get some good rest because Sunday was our big Labor Day party. This weekend, we decided to forgo all of the hot dogs, hamburgers and sausages and try something a bit more creative than a simple ‘meat fest’. The thing we tried this weekend was that each boat was to pick a country they wanted to represent. Then, they needed to bring to the party a food an beverage from that country. We had a diverse set of countries selected, Germany, USA (ha – Donna and I took the easy way out), Spain, BVI (British Virgin Islands – yeah, the Pussers Rum killed me), Italy, and Cuba. We had a blast. Some people even decided to dress up for the occasion. I made this fun Animoto video from some of the pictures - I hope you enjoy it. (If the movie below doesn’t play, select the hyperlink above.)
Well, only a few more weekends left of this years boating season. I think Donna and I are back on ‘boating schedule’. We put about 100 hours on the boat so far this year and it has really been a fun summer.
Stay tuned for some updates for the last few weekends and pray for an Indian Summer.