Saturday, April 23, 2011

Corpus Christi NAS Admiral's Community Reception 2011

As Members of the Bay Yacht Club, Bruce and I, Brittney and Matt were all invited to this year's Annual Admiral's Community Reception.  It has been going on for years and due to our Commodore being well connected, we at the Club received invitations.  I would like to think it's because we're all so important and everyone wants to be our friend... but it's more like "Lisa got everyone who had a boat participate in a Navy Regatta an invitation".

Brittney, Matt and I spent most of the day looking for an outfit to wear.  The thing I had planned to wear was vetoed by my children and Matt needed a suit anyway... so we all had a excuse to get something new for going out on the town to a Garden Party at NAS.

Unfortunately for us... the rest of the invitees didn't get the same memo as we did, or maybe "that's just Corpus Christi"... but many of the other people there were dressed way down.  Oh well, we had fun dressing up and I would much rather be overdressed than underdressed.  I've been there before and it's excruciating. 

The party was very nice.  The winds were howling (of course), but the garden behind the Admiral's home where the tables were set up was well protected.  There was a buffet of odd tidbits, all of which were very tasty.  There were drink choices and lots of people milling about.  We saw quite a few BYC members and a few from CCYC.  We sat at a table with an 80 something year old Retired Military Gentleman who kept us mildly entertained.  There was a little mishap when a rogue gust of breeze flipped a plate from the table onto this man's chest.  We wiped the shrimp sauce off for him and made a hasty retreat.  We spent some time chatting with Lisa and Terri then made our exit.  It was all very low key and sedate.  Would I go again if invited back next year?  Probably not.  But it was nice to go once anyway. 

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