November 16, 2009.
We spent the early part of the day walking Saint Augustine. We headed back to the boat for a bit so we could sit and oooh and ahhh over the scheduled space shuttle launch. We’re about a hundred statute miles north of Cape Canaveral. So the launch didn’t exhibit the power and intensity that others who were closer experienced. But when you consider that the shuttle was a hundred freaking miles away, in broad daylight, it was pretty impressive. THAT’S the way to cross the Gulf Stream.
The highlight of our day was that we would be having dinner with somebody we had never met before. They have been reading the blog and had offered to meet us when we came through their neck of the woods. Well, we’re here. It’s pretty bizarre for us when we meet somebody whose been reading the blog. We’re usually at a pretty big disadvantage in that they know a bit about us from reading my blathering. While we don’t really know anything about them.
Since I do the blogging, Christy assumed that I would know a bit about these people that we would be having a meal with. She asked questions and I had no answers. Are they in their 30’s, are they in their 80’s, republicans, scientologists, blood donors? I dunno, we’ll have to see. Terri & Larry turned out to be good company so the meal and the conversation went well. They’re experienced sailors, he’s freshly retired and her retirement is right around the corner. They’ve got the boat and are looking to take a shakedown to the Chesapeake next year. We talked about everything from charts to colonoscopies. Three hours easily flew by and we look forward to seeing the s/v Vixen on the water one day soon.
Speaking of meals. Molly and Tucker have the developed the dinner “shakes”. They eat every day at about 1600 hours. So when the time rolls around they show up at the companionway and stare down into the galley because that’s where their food magically appears from. As soon as you touch their food bowls or head over the cabinet where their food is kept they start to tremble; really really tremble.