Saturday, September 12, 2009

Rainy days...

...and Mondays, or whatever the song line is...! Actually, it's not Monday, but Saturday, and it's been raining for a couple of days now, which makes for extremely lazy days aboard! We took a break from all the running around, and simply enjoyed being aboard. Both of us did some much-needed cleaning and organization of things, from the refrigerator to the spares inventory under our bed.

Thursday was Ron's birthday, (another trip around the sun!) which we celebrated with our friends Kerry and Karen, who came to the boat to watch the NFL season opener Steelers-Titans game. It was a tough call as to which team we wanted to lose more, seeing as we're Ravens' fans!! Karyn made an easy dinner for all: broiled chicken breasts, steamed green beans and some fabulous home-made mac-n-cheese as a treat for Ron, along with a small assortment of cheesecake slices for dessert. Gotta love the comfort food!! Kerry also brought along his favorite board game, Parcheesi, (something the Equinox crew hasn't played in 30+ years!!) and we indulged in a game of that while waiting for the football to begin. Such a raucous birthday celebration, let me tell you...! Ron's favorite gift was the new parrot squeaky horn for his folding bike handlebars.
And, happily, Ally is back aboard for the weekend -- we spent Friday evening having a comfortable family movie night, watching The Illusionist with Edward Norton, and this morning Ally worked on her on-line college applications. Lots on her plate this month, trying to get everything done before all the deadlines! Karyn and Ron focused on paperwork and correspondence this morning, and various course & routing possibilities for voyaging south in October/November. Tonight we're headed out for a family birthday celebration for Ron at Oceanaire. Haven't been there in a while, so are looking forward to it!!

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