Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Auzzie Visit

I'm thankful for the visit with Phil from Australia and how "G" dock at Delta Marina Yacht Harbor stepped up to the plate. What a fun weekend.  Phil was only with us for roughly 48 hours, but we made the most of every hour.

Hubby and I left Thursday afternoon for the boat right after our brother in law showed up to take care of Little Bit for the weekend. We got to the boat, did some errands and had dinner. We then enjoyed a quiet evening because we weren't going to have one of those again until Monday.

Friday it was up, clean up the boat, shower and get ready to head to the city to pick up Phil. We were to meet at a local hotel in South San Francisco around 5pm.

Meet Phil. He left Perth, Australia on September 18th and has spent time in New York City and New Jersey, he also visited Phoenix, Arizona for a spell before heading to San Francisco to meet us.

We loaded his luggage into our vehicle and hit the commute traffic back to Rio Vista. We made it back in time for a nice dinner at Lucy's Cafe and then to our motel rooms in Rio Vista. We decided to get a room there too so we could visit for a bit. That involved him drinking a few beers and us having a bit of champagne.

Saturday morning we were up, showered and headed out for breakfast. Then we were off to the boat to cruise over to Rio Vista with our boating buddies, Duffy, Georgia and Brandi (the cutest little dog who owns Duffy and Georgia). Yes, we left Rio Vista by car to return to Rio Vista by boat. We dock in "G" shed with a bunch of other folks and Phil finally gets to meet his translator Jonathan. The photo below is Nancy and Jonathan. Jonathan was born and raised in Australia.

Phil and I decided to hang out together on the dock at party central. This is a slip that has been converted to party central. You can dine, cook, and do dishes. It has a full refrigerator that always has It's It Ice Cream. What a fun place to hang out. Well, there is usually some kind of adult beverage too.

Food is an essential part of boating. Food shows up from one boat or another and it seems to happen all day long. You really need to be careful to save some room for dinner.

We've spent the first 24 hours with Phil and have had lots of food, some cold adult beverages, and a great time. Saturday we'll cover the last 24 hours.

Image Credit: MiMi King
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  1. Sounds like a wonderful time. How fun to meet a blogging buddy from down under!

    Big hugs xoxo

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    1. We had a lot of fun Barb, but it what a whirlwind weekend. We were so pooped when we got back home Sunday evening. :)

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  2. Must be nice, greetings and best wishes!

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  3. Wonderful to meet up with blogging friend. I am sure you have made his stay a very enjoyable and memorable one.

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    1. He seemed most happy with his stay. We took care of everything for him. All he had to do was show up at whatever time each morning. :)

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  4. Sounds like you had a fantastic visit. I look forward to reading about the rest of it.

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    1. We did have a fantastic visit. Wish he could have stayed a bit longer though. :)

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  5. Sounded like you had a great time I liked the photos and especially liked "Adult beverages" heheh!

    Have a floattastic day Sandee y-)

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    1. Yes, we bought him a 30 pack of his favorite beer and much of it was still on our boat when he left. :)

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  6. Now that sure looks like a good time was had by all. What fun for everyone. Thanks for all the great pictures. Bet you won't forget that visit for awhile. Sandee, you and Zane and Little Bit have a grand day.

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    1. Everyone had a great time an our folks at the marina was so very kind. :)

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  7. What a great time everyone had! Love this type of visiting. Easy peasy. Hi, Phil!

    Big hugs to the wonderful hosts, honey...

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    1. Yep, everyone pitched in and that made it very nice. :)

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  8. What a wonderful experience...to mix boating and blogging. I'm glad you had a fun and busy weekend with Phil. Great people make great times.

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    1. Well, he got a good dose of our boating life. That's what we promised him. :)

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  9. Aye mate, it sounds like you and your friends had a great time. Well done Sandee. See ya until tomorrow.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. We all had a great time. I'm sure Phil felt very honored. :)

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  10. This is such a lovely post, Sandee! How nice to meet such a lovely person! It looks like you all enjoyed your time together. :)

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    1. He was indeed a wonderful person. I've known him for years. Blogging that is. :)

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  11. Nice hospitality and photos. Befitting Thankful Thursday post.
    Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you my friend. We all were thankful to be together. :)

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  12. Yay! I was hoping you'd share your fun with us. You're an incredible host.

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    1. More to come on Saturday. :)

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  13. Glad you had a nice time! Time is fleeting so enjoy those moments!

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    1. It is fleeting indeed and enjoy our time we did. :)

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  14. He was in Arizona and didn't stop by???

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    1. Yes he was, but he was visiting some folks he knows. :)

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  15. Sounds like a blast was had by all.

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    1. We did have a blast indeed. :)

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  16. what a great time- fun to meet other bloggers! Cheers!

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    1. It really is fun to meet bloggers. We were both in the city on the same weekend. Who knew? :)

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  17. Sounds like you all had a great time :)

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    1. We did have a great time. :)

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  18. What fun, especially with company!

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    1. Yes, he had a good time as we did. We did keep him pretty busy though. :)

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  19. I love the pictures. So happy you had a good visit. You're so awesome you get a visitor all the way from Australia!! Very, very awesome. :)

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    1. I wish we could have had a few more days, but our Little Bit was sure happy when we returned home Monday around noon. :)

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  20. Food and boats! Sign me up! I think I have my life all mapped out for the future, thanks to you! I am so glad you had a nice time :)

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    1. If you're ever around here let me know. We can go boating. :)

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  21. only 24 hours and I'm already feeling a bit exhausted :) Sounds like you had a good visit

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    1. We were pretty tired by the time we got back to the boat on Sunday evening. We had a long wonderful nights sleep. :)

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  22. I bet you showed Phil an amazing time! I love the idea of the party central slip, especially knowing it's stocked with ice cream :-)

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    1. We did indeed and Phil had never had an It's It before. He had a chocolate one and he liked it a lot. :)

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  23. How fun! Sounds like it was a busy visit. Yay!

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    1. It was busy and exhausting, but oh so fun. :)

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  24. Hmmmpfff... Phil goes all the way to America & visits you but he LIVES in Australia & has never visited me??? How does that work??? :D
    Sounds like you all had a great time. Is that you in the last photo with Phil Sandee?

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    1. I don't know how that works Tony. We'll have to find out about that. :)

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  25. Sounds like you showed Phil an excellent time for the first half of his visit.

    I never knew "food was an essential part of boating."

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    1. Food is a very essential part of boating. :)

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  26. Sounds like fun so far!
    I laughed when you said you left Rio Vista by car in order to go to Rio Vista by boat. That question did enter my mind. :)

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    1. Yep, but you just can't pass up a boat ride. You just can't. :)

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  27. this sounds like so much fun! I have a blogging friend (more than one), in Australia and what I wouldn't give to meet them!!! Heck, what I wouldn't give to meet YOU!!!!!
    xoxo
    catchatwithcarenandcody

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