Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Most blog entries will likely be over on the boat blog for a while!

Sunday, November 12, 2017


One of the last "social" things we had to do before heading back to Galveston was attend Pat's daughter's wedding.

It was a beautiful fall day!  The wedding ceremony was down at Gretchen's gazebo.  The bride was flown to the ceremony by Pat in his motor glider.  She got out of the plane on the runway so I couldn't get a photo of that.

Lovely ceremony with lots of kind words.  The bride and groom met at a "medieval times" type group.  Lots of their friends from that group attended the wedding and they exited the ceremony under the crossed swords you see.

We all walked back down the runway to Pat's hangar.  It was an amazing transformation!

Lovely wedding cake with lots of options.

And for the non-meat-friendly folks, they had a great vegan BBQ!  It was really good.

First dad/daughter dance!  So sweet.

As the night extended, the pretty twinkling lights gave a nice atmosphere.

Hard to see, but they're cutting the cake with a long sword!!

 And there was even some "entertainment" - Charlotte does aerial silk dancing, so some of her friends performed.  Interesting!  I'd never seen this before.

And Lindy snapped a photo of us!   Fun times!

Saturday, November 04, 2017


Go over to the boat blog for updates!

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Heading Home

We packed up like the "Beverly Hillbillies"....and headed home. Since we might not be back to Oriental for months, we couldn't leave the Avion unprotected thru the winter.  It's now safe and snug back in it's original spot in the hangar.

We've got to pack our backs for the trip to Houston to survey the catamaran!  More to follow!

Wednesday, November 01, 2017


Warning, T, this post is not for you!

Duane caught this big guy.   We didn't measure, but the concrete dock you see is in 6" segments.   He was nice and beefy, so I decided he was going to be dinner!

Scaled and cleaned.

I am not the best at filleting, but I did a pretty good job.  Plenty big for the two of us.  Used some lemon pepper seasoning and olive oil.  (I didn't have any breading material in the camper or I think I would have fried them instead.)

I had wrapped a couple of sweet potatoes in foil and roasted them on the grill earlier.  Add a side of coleslaw and we had a great meal!  The fish was tender and excellent - just a few big bones that were easy to pick out.