“First53Resorters” Hunter from yesterday’s comment section.
As we all are slowly starting to get back to a new normal, the concept of going out for a boat ride for an hr in the middle of the week is getting to be a rare thing. After all, many of us still are working, and not retired. Commutes, and time committed to meetings are creeping back into our lives. In a very VERY odd way, working from home, and the entire lockdown thing had a positive side to it. Time with family, and during down time off zoom calls. Little breaks.
Mag, posing in NY in one cool large family boat. To me, this is the perfect photo to describe why we go out. Chasing this dream of a warm summer day with mom, and dad. PBJ, and Bologna sandwiches. A thermos of water, and a baggy with some chips. just close your eyes and smell the fuel, oil mixture, and water clapping on the hull. AHHHHH, I can still smell the interior of this station wagon when you come back. And sleep all the way home in the back.
For the record, I consider myself blessed to be able to even do this. So many have jobs that depended on being there, the entire medical community has had the pressure on them. To have a job where I can sit on a computer and work, is a gift. So no complaints.
Bob Kays Grandfather in his 1956? Fleetcraft. Mahogany decks and pink or coral fiberglass hull. Hi did not want to deal with a wood bottom so he thought he would try this new fiberglass. I don’t remember the boat, though we do have a photo of me in the boat. I wonder if anyone in WoodyBoaterville knows of a model of this boat still out there.
Black Label Beer babe is what it’s all about. GET OUT THERE!
Its about the memories!
Memories on the lake
I swear, as I age, time just races. Hell, before we know it, it will be July 4th and the summer will be headed to fall. I know, a little dramatic, but blink and its over. So, get out there. For yourself, and for the winter memories, and just because you can.
WAIT? WHAT? Maybe dont go out there. Stay inside and watch Friends reruns all day. Turns out this happened in Austin yesterday. A rental boat with an electric motor that did not have enough power to pull away from the dam edge.