Friday, June 3, 2011

Memorial Day Recap

Thursday afternoon hubby and I headed for the boat to do some loading and cleaning in preparation for leaving for the island Friday morning. The weather was fair on Thursday and Friday morning the sun was shining. By mid-afternoon the wind picked up and it got cold. Most of us stayed bundled up all weekend long. In the first picture you'll see one brave soul wearing shorts.

It. Was. Cold! It didn't stop any of us from having a great BBQ that night. We all gathered in the pavilion and enjoyed cocktails and fellowship. A great time was had by all.

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Once it opens click again for an even bigger look!
Click on any photograph to biggify.
Once it opens click again for an even bigger look!

Saturday morning started out even colder and by that evening the rain came down. And came down some more. Then it rained after that. In the third picture you can see the rain through the windshield of our boat. No one was on the docks and everyone made a run for the pavilion for dinner. The guys were troopers to BBQ in the rain. In the second picture you can see one of the cooks at the BBQ. He was pretty wet. We ladies sure appreciated their effort.

Sunday morning the sun found its way to the docks but it was still chilly. At least it didn't rain and we all got back on the dock to enjoy each others company. That afternoon our island president decided to take the African Queen (a pontoon boat from the grapes of wrath) for a ride. Across from our island is where the jet-set crowd goes (St. Francis Yacht Club - Tinsley Island). I think the initiation costs somewhere around $17K to join and believe me most of them act the part. There is nothing finer than waving at them from the African Queen as they glare at us. Okay they mostly just plain look down their noses at us. I know Lois of Lowdown from Lois knows what a big kick we get out of this. Grand fun and we do it often. Bless our hearts.

The last photograph are the flags we flew on Memorial day in honor of all those who have served. We place the military flags according to those that are at the island. We had three Army veterans with one of those being an officer and one Marine veteran. Those two flags went to the top.

The weather may have been more winter than spring, but it didn't stop a one of us from enjoying the weekend together. All of us knew what this holiday weekend meant and there were many conversations about the brave men and women that have served and are serving this great country. Our island members are a very patriot bunch. We like it that way.

Today we head back up to the boat for the weekend and the weather is well...not so great. I have a feeling we are going to continue this trend until summer hits with it's over the top hot. Oh well, we get what we get. Sigh. Have a great weekend everyone.
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21 comments:

  1. Some of my favorite vacations up at the lake in Maine just happened to include inclement weather. Sometimes, very inclement! It did not dampen our spirits one little bit!

    Happy boating! Big hugs honey xo

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  2. Glad you made it an enjoyable trip despite the weather. Have a great weekend!

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  3. A ton 'o fun, despite the weather!

    Big hugs from hawt jawjah, honey...

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  4. Sounds like you had a good time even in the cold and rain. The food sounds terrific. Take care and have a better week end on that boat.

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  5. Oh, I do know how fun it was just letting "The African Queen" hang out. By the way, that name just cracks me up. Does it blow smoke and make noises like it's namesake?

    Good times.

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  6. Thanks to your lively narration I could tour through the great cruise!
    Have a great weekend!

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  7. Sounds like a fun weekend even though the weather didn't cooperate. It's supposed to be 100 degrees here today in Louisiana! Enjoy your boat this weekend .. she's a beauty!

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  8. i'd love to send you some warm sunshine honey but only if it meant i could have it too! lol

    glad you had such a great trip though!

    smiles, bee
    oxooxxoxoxo

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  9. Sometimes we can enjoy ourselves in spite of the weather. So glad you had a great time!

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  10. BBQ is good even in the rain.

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  11. Loved the photo of the rain splashed windshield - even more when I biggified it - twice. East Coast weather was hot over the weekend and now is glorious, more like Spring than incipient Summer...

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  12. Sandee, that was great! I love how you compare yourselves to the "Afican Queen". Just priceless.

    Right now it is 98 degrees and no sight of rain any where.

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  13. Have a great weekend and hopefully the weather is better than expected. I will send you over some sunshine from London we have plenty at the moment...

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  14. Too bad about the weather, but it sounds like you had a good time anyway. Hopefully this weekend will be better for you (they could be wrong!).

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  15. Downright odd for California this time of year but it sounds like you had a great time in spite of Mother Nature!

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  16. My husband has been working during the week in the Bay Area, and he always tells me when he calls home on Monday nights, "It's so cold here!" I have to laugh, but I guess compared to our 90s, it's very cold to my desert husband!

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  17. Sounds like you folks could make fun out of a poop storm! God bless the troops!

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  18. Good to hear you aren't 'envious' of the the jet-set crowd.

    We are kind of like that with the Golf Course membership levels here. For our two, one is the back yard for us, we pay way too much. But there is another course for the the jet-set crowd that costs a LOT more.
    ..

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  19. 17K? Holy heck, do you know how many hours I would have to work to pay that?....lol
    Glad you had a good time despite the rain. That forecast looks like typical weather for us

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  20. Thanks for sharing...i hope you had a good time...the weather looked like our London weather :-(

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  21. BBQs and cocktails! What more could you ask for?? At least you got a brilliant, sunny flag shot.

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