November 29th, 2009End of the Season – Time for Another…
Okay, I am not a fan of folks that create blog posts that say – “Sorry I haven’t updated in a while…” so I am not going to apologize. Instead I’ll tell ya about what ‘we’ (the marina folk) have been up to as best I can and tell you we are all upset the season is over and we are all looking forward to the 2010 boating season. (If you don’t believe me, I was convinced by Ryan to find a ‘count down timer’ widget to put on the blog that is counting down the days until April 16 – the day after tax day – to put the boat back in the water – check it out.)
So the big delay in the blog was after the Labor Day party I took off to Germany for 2 weeks for work. It was a great trip. The middle weekend I ran into one of my college roommates I hadn’t seen in 18 years – since college. He and his family are living in Munich. Chris took me around Munich and gave me a great tour and we got caught up – it was great.
The other season, come to find out, that a bunch of us are passionate about is the hockey season.
This year my friend Brian and I have a few seats to a bunch of Bruins games. Ryan is passionate about the B’s and on Halloween Tony, Kathy, Ryan, Paul, Betty, Frank, Dale and bunch of other folks got a box at the Bruins. They had a blast.
We will be looking forward to the Boston Boat Show this year. It is always fun to look at new toys. Rumor has it that Kathy and Tony upgraded already We shall see and are anxious to check it out.
Tony and Kathy held a great party at their house in NH for their daughter who is entering the Navy. It was great to see them, they have a great pad, and a bunch of folks from the marina showed up and we hung out and had some FANTASTIC food.
Other than that not much is going on. Donna and I frequent our favorite Korean / Japanese Restaurant in Newton called Apgujung. Jim is the bar tender there and he is super friendly and has become a good friend. He even helped us celebrate Labor Day at the Marina. I highly recommend checking out the joint. Jackie, the owner is a great guy, always makes you fell welcome and does some great experimentation w/ Sushi and other dishes.
Steve and I are also working on Paul’s new web site for Reel Pursuit. I am psyched to do it and I hope it lives up to Paul’s expectations, we want to make it great.
Donna and I are also redoing our kitchen, well I should say Donna is redoing our kitchen and I am sure it is going to be AWESOME. If you don’t know, Donna is a kitchen designer by trade – the best in Boston I may add and is the Owner Operator of Venegas and Company. If you need a kitchen in and around New England, its worth a trip to the Boston Design Center and check it out.
The marina Christmas party is in a couple of weeks and that should be fun. We have a bunch more hockey to see. I am planning on having folks over to watch the Olympics this year. Olympic hockey is always great.
Well, I am sure there will be lots more news between now and the Boat Show – which is usually the start of the Boating Blog for the season, however not sure there will be many updates between now and then. So, Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday’s and Happy New Year to all. May it be safe and I look forward to boating and blogging next season.
Captain Steve K