Friday, December 28, 2012

Most Mellow Day

We began this marvelous day with a cruise on the Okeechobee Waterway on the scow schooner Lily.

Auntie Jana, Dylan and Uncle Tom grooving in the beautiful day, and the peaceful schooner cruise.

We learned a lot about the history of scows, how the rigging is set up, new vocabulary, and the interesting business plan of the owners.  Fred is the Captain, and Jamie is the first mate - literally.

Dylan and Laurie each got a chance to raise the sails, and later, Dylan had a chance to yell "Fire in the hole"  and fire the miniature cannon.  It was small, but very loud.  Speaking of loud, it was amazing to hear Fred blow on the conch shell - it was amazing how loud a sound that shell makes!

We were all enjoying this terrific ride.  It lasted for approximately an hour and forty five minutes, which seemed to be the perfect length to us.

Lunch at Mulligan's

By the time our cruise ended, Chip was home from the airport, and it was lunch time.  He joined us at Mulligans in downtown Stuart.  It was fun to be all together.  After lunch we came back to Cricket Court so Jana could pack for her early morning departure tomorrow.

 Then we were all off to the Lyric Theater in downtown Stuart to see Paula Poundstone.  If you ever get the chance to see her, definitely do it.  We were chuckling and repeating lines for the rest of the evening!

 Tom and Jana are both leaving in the morning, and I wasn't ready to say goodbye, so we all went to Bru's for a light supper and some extra face time before our farewells.

An unexpected immediate response to Tom's tweet:
Tom Steiger ‏@_TeDiouS_
Just saw @paulapoundstone with my whole family - aged 15 to 76. Everybody loved it!

7:49 PM - 28 Dec 12 ·
10h Paula Poundstone ‏@paulapoundstone
@_TeDiouS_ Nothing could make me happier. Thank you.