After 4 days of charters, I chose to head west to California for my Dad's 87th birthday. He's quite a guy and I want to grow up to be just like him. He's doing great and my sister put together a party with my cousins and the rest of the family on the West side.
It was good to see everyone. We haven't been together for about 10 years and it was truly time to do it. You know, lots of family stories, laughs, catching up and cake. Watching Pop laugh and cry and just have a great time with everyone celebrating his life. It was a ball.
It was Sunday, so we had a chance to spend the day together.
My brother Steve, whose a long haul truck driver, pulled some strings and got a load in Fontana so he could be here too. So my sister Guru Tej Car, Sherrie to most of us, really put on a bash. My love and thanks go out to her for all her efforts.
So Pop and his 3 kids got some time together.
During the party, Capt. Ron picked up a couple for a sunset charter. He said the wind was up to 18 to 22 and he put Star of Orion up to 8.2 knots. She is sailing great.
So here's a nice shot of two people on the bow of Star of Orion enjoying one heck of a sail.
She blew the Conch Shell and became a member of the Conch Club
It's tradition you know.
The phone is starting to ring, so get your reservations in NOW. The sailing season is upon us. Neptune is in favor and so is Poseidon. Let's go sailing on the Gulf of Mexico.
I'm flying back tomorrow. It will be good to be home for a day and then off to Georgia and northern Florida, back to Fort Myers Beach for four days then central Florida, Miami, Key West and Cozumel. I'll be home after the 7th of November.
In the mean time, Capt. Ron, not from the movie, will be holding down the fort and keeping you on the water.
Just give me a call and I will forward your call to Capt. Ron. You'll have a ball on Star of Orion.
Thanks for all you support and I'll see you soon.
See you on the Dock…