Man… It’s been a long time since I typed into this blog. I’ll do what I can to catch you up and then I’ll move on from there.
1. The last weekend of the Colorado Renaissance Festival was great. We had a ball and everything came off without a hitch.
2. We hit the road bright and early Monday morning and headed for Kansas City, MO to visit with Pat’s brothers, Dennis and Mike. We had a nice family dinner and headed out on Wednesday morning to Savage, MN.
3. We set up camp and Pat & Katie came over for dinner on Wednesday night. They also came over Thursday morning at 6:00 a.m. to take us to the airport. We owe them big time.
4. On Thursday we flew to West Palm Beach to visit Brad & Stacie and the grand kids. We were 2.5 hours late and they lost 2 out 3 of our bags. But during the next day and a half they came in… One at a time. All is well and we actually spent a couple of days in the same spot. That was nice.
5. On Sunday morning I took a Harley ride over to Punta Gorda to work on the boat and give her her final name change. My Sin III is now Magic Wind.
Tomorrow Pat and Riana are coming to pick me up. I’m leaving my bike at Ron’s house, (a good friend down here with a garage.) We’ll do a little swimming and hit the road back to West Palm Beach for the night and leave on Wednesday to fly back to MN to get that festival up and running.
We are doing well. The summer is hot as you all know and we are moving fast, but as Pat says, “You’ve got to make hay while the sun shines.” I am looking forward to getting this next weekend out of the way and being able to take a couple of days to relax. But on the other hand, I’m really looking forward to popping some shows at the fair grounds. Three stage shows a day and as much street shows as I can chew. It will be a good weekend.
I picked up a Air-X wind generator for Magic Wind. We will be able to generate our own power this season with the power of the wind. That’s exciting, because we like to anchor where we can and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature on the coast.
Brother Dan is coming down in October and we are going to spend eight days sailing the Florida Keys. Just snorkeling, reading, sunning and boat keeping. It should be a ball. The charts are out and we are looking forward to our first long passage. It takes about 18 hours to get to Marathon Key from Fort Myers, so we’ll sail all night and get there at a reasonable hour to see the destination before the glare hits the water.
I’m putting up some shots of the kids, the girls, the boat, and of course a good sunset. It’s good to look out and see that in your front yard. There’s also a plate I found on the wall of a little restaurant that I had breakfast in Clewston, FL.
So I will keep you posted as to our adventures and I’ll make sure I at least jump up every couple of days and post…