Saturday, April 10, 2010

I've jumped ship

I'm on my way home and Don has crew aboard today and is headed up the ICW through Georgia - it's gorgeous but shallow waters. Can you read the book title?

Monday, April 5, 2010

It's warm now - the no seeums are happy

~Fernandina Beach FL - I am about to jum p ship - another nice cruising surprise as Talisman picked up the mooring next to us last night - Roger and Kathy and their dog Pepper - Just went to T Ray's for breakfast - for those of you who don't know T Ray's it's a once in a life time experience - Their t shirt says"eat here get gas " . Ray used to own ( well still does  ) the Exxon station - said he had to do something with all the oil when they closed the gas station so he opened the dinner.  I'll get photos up later - it looks like they stopped pumping gas one day and started serving food the next - a real kick !!
Off to Greensboro,NC to see my college friends Bob & Lyn Houghton, then to Richmond to see sailing friends then to brother Charlies  then home.  Don isn't good at blogging and his computer has dies - i'll keep it up  when i get home to track his progress.  We went to the ocean beach here yesterday and looked out at a gorgeous flat ocean with 10 knot east wind - ahhhhh why couldn't that have been a  sailing day for us??

Friday, April 2, 2010

Hey Brother ~ So glad you didn't leave me

Not hard to find reminders of how short life is.  Got the shocking news that my brother Sean had a heart attack Wed. night.  He is doing well after surgery and hopefully will be home tomorrow.  He and his twin, Peter were just 1 1/2 years old when I was born.  Having so many children, my mother just considered the 3 of us one unit - every dentist and doctor appointment together,every swim  and sailing lesson, we hung out together in the station wagon while Mom had coffee at the Bellows Falls coffee shop ( today you would be arrested for leaving your kids in the car - but then - a pack of five flavor life savors is all it took - we were happy )  That's Sean on the left, Peter and then me.  We went to college together ( he had more stick to-it-iveness than I did ! ) Sean and I were pals ~ I even followed him to the Mobile gas station in Wellfleet to work summers ~  had the same group of friends  and voila - how lucky could I be - he married one of my best friends from boarding school Joan who also followed us to UVM . Sean's been there for me in my tough times and has always been so happy for me in my good times. It was so great to see he and Joan in Miami while we were down there this winter. I can't wait to get home and head to Vermont to give you a big hug - i love you brother .