On Sunday, in celebration of our friend Glenda's birthday, several high school classmates invited me on a little boat excursion to a beach near Horn Harbor. Because there were so many adults, kids, and the associated beach paraphernalia, two boats were needed. On the way to the landing at Horn Harbor, however, one of the boat trailers lost a wheel.
That meant the responsibility of ferrying all the people and paraphernalia fell on one person and his
|Here he comes now. Craig and his wife Lisa are sometimes ribbed |
because their boat is often the one that isn't working.
But today? Craig was The Man.
|Betsy and Henry, my friend Alda's children, are becoming regulars on this blog.|
They were eagerly awaiting a day of fun and frivolity at the beach.
|The cast of characters: Billy, Birthday Girl Glenda, Alda, Catherine, and Willie B.|
Here, everyone offers advice on the most efficient and effective way to transport everything in one smallish boat. A decision was made to make
|More than a few of us contemplated offering the people in this pontoon boat|
twenty bucks just to help tote everything, but we never got up the courage to ask.
|After so much debate about the logistics, a few of our|
younger passengers started to wonder if this celebration was
ever going to get off the ground. Or away from the dock, as it were.
|Cruise Director Betsy was offering opinions on who should sit where.|
(She even looks a little like Julie from The Love Boat.)
|The Birthday Girl didn't care about the logistics. |
She was thrilled to be on board
and just as happy as a birthday clam.
|After the captain reviewed the emergency evacuation plan,|
they were off! Alda is giving the signal that all systems are go.
|And they're off! |
(What, exactly, is Alda doing back there?)
|I was one of three who stayed behind for the second trip.|
Tune in next time to see how our passengers fared with their three hour tour and an afternoon at the beach.