Thursday, June 21, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Sunday, June 10, 2012
In order for us to have the trailers at the finish, the boats were launched on Saturday, then the trailer were taken to Seadrift today. The drivers hopped on a chartered bus and brought them back to Port Isabel. It was a 5 hour drive one way.
Meanwhile, there were 8 of us that didn't need to make the trip, so we stayed behind. What did we do? We thought we should visit the beach. We walked to the shuttle stop, when the bus stopped, we asked the driver if a dog could ride. He said yes, so Cathy Wright and I went to get Major...Cathy's wonderful black and tan wiener dog. He wanted to go to the beach too!
We stopped in a shop and the sundresses were on sale for $19.99. I can usually resist, but not today.
The afternoon was spent relaxing and listening to past TX200 stories. And I'm certain I will be recounting my TX200 stories for weeks. Everyone will get tired of my sentences starting with, "on the 200..."
About 7 this evening, most of us gathered at the resturant. That room was filled with the chatter of boat builders and sailors, telling their stories, voicing their ideas. It was great!
Tomorrow we head out for the first camp. This will be the biggest sailing adventure for me. Hopefully I will have more pictures next post.
"Masts up, keels down"
Saturday, June 9, 2012
My day started at Magnolia Beach, at the home of Charlie Jones. It is a wonderful A frame home, I love it.
We got on the road about 10 this morning. Saw Saint John Wright from Bastrop, stopped along side the road, so we stopped and visited with him for a minute.
We have had a wonderful afternoon visiting with everyone. I recognized many names from reading the various forums, but now I have a face and personality to attach to it. Charlie and I have been invited to the gathering with Cathy and Chris. More about them in a few days.
Anyway. This has been a blast so far, and I haven't even been in the water...well, except for when I slipped at the ramp. :-)
Thursday, June 7, 2012
This is a trip I have been wanting to take since I first heard about it in 2009. That year, I kept up with the Spot maps of a couple of people. In 2010, I went to Magnolia Beach and took s/v iDuck to sail the bay while waiting for all the boats to arrive at the beach. Everyone looked worn out from six days of sailing, but I decided I had to make this trip one year. This is my year. s/v TARDIS is not complete, so I decided to sign on as crew on someone else's boat. Charlie Jones graciously invited me to crew for him on s/v Traveler.
Monday, June 4, 2012
On Friday, June 1, 2012, my second grandchild was born. The baby is a beautiful little boy. He has a big brother, Aiden, age three. When asked what to name the baby, Aiden decided on Rocket. So, for the past 5 or 6 months, the baby has been referred to as "baby Rocket". Bill, the father, is quite the comedian and chimed right in and started calling the baby, Rocket. The name has stuck.