My Dad always had a boat. David and Dad were the ones who shared the love of the sea. And they had a love of deep sea fishing. We always got to spend a lot of time on the boats my Dad had, and he was always more than happy to take us cruising around the harbor, or to Catalina, or whatever. We had more fun on those boats! So many great memories. Just before my Dad passed away, he had purchased a brand new boat. He didn't even get to enjoy time on that boat, as his illness was so quick. For a long time, it was bittersweet to be down there. Eventually, Mom sold the boat. David purchased his own a couple of years ago. It is exactly like the second boat my Dad had, I think. So again, spending time on it, brings back so many memories for all of us. Yesterday was a bit overcast, but warm in the sun, and the perfect day to be on the water. Here is my brother, Captain Dave.
We set all of our snacks and goodies out, and just nibbled and visited. David and Glenda's son Chad arrived. Then later Drew and Christine came down. Shortly after they arrived, we left the dock for a harbor cruise.
He was very excited to show his Mama's cousin Chad what he could do. They even gave us a short duet.
There was a game of charades going on for awhile. Noah was in charge of that game. Here he is telling Chad what he had to act out.
My brother so thoughtfully chose this name to honor our Mom, and all of those years we spent boating with our Dad. It gives me chills, even still.