Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July weekend in Jacksonville

It has been a busy few days, but we certainly have let ourselves enjoy the weather and the holiday on Skylark. Zachary has been a huge help and has been very excited every step of the way. He was especially excited when it was time to install the 19 inch flat screen Amy gave me. It fit perfectly on the port bulk head and was broken in with just the right movie...Jaws.

The marina had a barbecue yesterday and went all out with fantastic food and deserts. The pool hit the spot as the temps climbed into the 90s and the fireworks were unreal. We sat on the bow and watched at least 50 displays up and down the river. It went on for hours and seemed like it would never end. Zachary said we had seen enough fireworks for four 4th of Julys. I think he was right.

Went all out with dinner tonight and made brats, pasta and a salad. Started off with cheese and crackers as we watched a procession of fishing boats heading out for a night of crabbing. They seem to enjoy blocking all of the channels with their pots. It's a wonder they have any left with all the yahoos in their stink pots flying all over the place. Anyway...

It's a beautiful night and I just had a night cap while watching the other sailboats bob gently at the docks. It's real quiet here at night which is perfect for me. The people here are great and everyone has been so nice. I think this place will do very nicely. It has everything we need and then some.

Plan is to do a few more days of chores and then head on back Wednesday afternoon. Looking forward to getting home. Zachary will be coming to Asheville for two weeks in August right before he heads back to school so that will be a hoot as well.

So far so good here in Florida. As far as the trip details, I am still working on them. :)

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