Senior Citizens do the Florida thing...
photo of Dad
to see the Senior Citizens sailing
they are my parents, my own
flesh & blood, but sometimes
have to wonder. I preface this by saying
that they have spent the better part of six
months away from
home (far away from
our watchful eyes) this year, adventuring
their new boat. I think
they dabbled in colorful substances, or
just spent too much time with independent-minded
new and old. In any case, photos have
to roll in, and we want to share them.
we be worried? Perhaps, but at least they seem to
be having fun,
and appear to be in excellent health.
The Potato Launcher
that would be Gammo working the launcher, but in true
Florida style, it's a lime, not a potato. On the
right, Gammo shows off the result. Carol, in the
center, is a delightful host of all this juvenile
At left, Gammo gets
proffessional instruction in the proper operation of the
launcher. Below, the gathered crowd marvels at the
power of her technique.
Transportation & Supplies
here on the left we have another host, Bob.
Introducing the Senior Citizens to the preferred method
of transportation (where have they been all their
this would be...? Shopping for dinner, naturally.
Wouldn't want to become dehydrated, would we?
so it's not your average New England Thanksgiving.
Who says you can't lighten things up a little as you go
the guests are a little unusual, too. But there's
nothing like a little fine wine to clear up the
confusion, and we know they have plenty of that.
This is about sailing,
after all. Can you spot three of the (at least)
four circumnavigators who were at this party?
And here we have two key
members of one of the circumnavigation teams, as well as
at least one circumnavigating vessel, there in the
center. Here's to our good friends, who most often
(but not always, to be quite fair) are voyaging types.
We wish you all fair winds and smooth seas!