Sunday, November 30, 2008

Weather Luck!

We got up at 5:30 am on Friday and went out to join the crowds on “Black Friday”. We did some power shopping, ate breakfast out, packed up our leftovers and dashed out to the boat. We had a questionable forecast but decided to take my blinky and go for it.

It was a good decision. We had the wind behind us as we slowly made our way to Rockport. Bruce said he could put up a spinnaker to make us go faster…but why? I couldn’t believe I was sitting in the sun in a bikini on November 28th. This place is the greatest!

We got to Rockport Municipal Marina before 4pm. We had been unable to reach anyone at the Marina for a slip so we just picked one. We tied up and prepared to be tourists for the weekend.

We took a sundowner and strolled over to the Aquarium down at the end of the parking lot.

There wasn’t an aquarium there the last time we were in Rockport. It was a small startup funded by grants but it was neat.

We called our friends Ed and Nancy who live in Rockport but keep their boat in Port Aransas. Ed came to pick us up and took us to their beautiful new custom built home. It was so gorgeous. Nancy is a fabulous decorator. Ed is a retired contractor so it figures that their home would be great. We had a snack and drinks with them and a visiting friend from the marina. She went back to her boat and the four of us went out for Mexican Food at a place called Las Comales. We had drinks next door at the Agave bar while waiting for our table. We really had a great time on Ed and Nancy’s turf. We stuffed ourselves and they dropped us off at the boat when we were done.
We fell into bed after a very full day crossing our fingers that it would not be our last bit of weather luck.

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