A “Grands” Visit

This probably counts towards another “dock potatoes” event, but I think it deserves its very own post. My son and his family came to see the new boat and hopefully go out for a ride. Alas, the winds were just a bit too much for my novice docking skills, so we stayed tied to the slip. All in all, I don’t think that bothered our grandchildren, Caleb (6) and Cecily (3 1/2), very much. They found plenty to do and explore.

Up and down, in and out, all over the boat ……..all day long.  😍

All aboard Kindred Spirit!
One of my favorite comments of the day from Caleb – “This is like the Titanic!” Whaaat??? His explanation — the round portholes reminded him of a picture he had seen. Whew, I thought that was a bad omen at first.

If one does it, the other has to…… siblings!

Papa let his crew practice their aim with the wash down on the bow. Goal — hit the piling!
Up the ladder to the flybridge, making funny faces. At least there were no arguments about wearing life jackets.
Pretending to steer the boat. Haha – Caleb instinctively steered with his feet, just like Papa does!
And more steering in the pilot house. These big wheels are just too hard to resist! We started to wonder just where the rudder would be by the end of this day.
The stateroom is always an interesting spot. That big high bed is so much fun to climb up onto.
Ryan, Caleb, Cecily, Kerri, and me.

By far the favorite place on the boat seemed to be that walk-in engine room.

Ooooooh, look at this special little door. What’s in there, Papa?
And there they are, in the engine room with Papa.
Short enough to walk around in the engine room.
Caleb loved Papa’s special headlights. Down the hole in the floor and back into the engine room.
Cutting up hot dogs to feed the striped bass.
Feeding the fish, the enormous striped bass, pets off our yacht club, hang out in the slip next to us. See video here — https://youtu.be/M_kZ41iIp0c
SYC’s playground is just the right size for our little people.

It was a great day, filled with family, love, and fun.

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