Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Take your bride to work day

I think I risked boring her to death but she was a good sport about it. We had lunch at The Old Salty Dog, on the bank of the Intercoastal Waterway in Sarasota. After work, we went to Fishermens Village in Punta Gorda. We walked the shopping district and then the docks. As much as we enjoyed looking at the boats, we longed to be on the water. We saw many cruisers that reminded us of Peaceful Easy Feelin'. We saw trawlers that made us want to go see Goli and compare. We saw sail boats that made us wonder if we could even do sailing. Then we got our first up close look at a catamaran and it was cool. The owner had friends aboard for happy hour and he took a few minutes to explain the hull design to us. We thanked him and walked away, both of us commenting how we wished he would have invited us aboard for a tour. Mostly, we were reminded of the commradiere and sense of community that comes with marina life. Someday soon, we will be back. We just gotta get that house sold.

We went for happy hour at the harborside hangout, Harpoon Harrys (see photo above). They have indoor/outdoor seating, live music and dancing, karaoke, and fair drink prices. We went back to the condo and watched the season premier of American Idol. On Wednesday, I show my bride Burnt Store Marina.

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