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  • Jimi Hendrix – Little Wing 2013/11/16
  • Hootie & The Blowfish – Only Wanna Be With You 2013/11/12
  • Gordon Lightfoot – Seven Island Suite 2013/11/02
  • Gordon Lightfoot – Sundown 2013/11/02
  • Molly Hatchet – Dreams I'll Never See 2013/11/02
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  • Spirit – Mechanical World 2013/11/02

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June 7, 2014

Well, we made it to the marina – FINALLY! It was a nice evening. Started out this weekend with the idea that we were not going to do any work, but were only going to sit on our behinds and relax. We met David, a friend, on the docks. He had brought us a dinner plate of mashed potatos, a wrap made of crab meat, Ribeye steak, and bacon (WOW!), and asparagus. Was great! Thanks, David!

That worked out just fine until this morning when the first mate said she wanted to go to the grocery store. On the way she noticed a sign for an estate sale, and we of course had to stop in for a look. She found an antique liquor cart that she just had to have. We went to the bank for some cash, then returned to buy it. Now… Off to the grocery store. We bought some staples and beer, and headed back to the sailboat.

The first mate then decided it was time to sand and varnish, to which I responded, “sure, go ahead”. Then she decided she wanted to varnish the cockpit grating, and I replied in kind. Then she went after the mast on the sabot, and again she received the same response from me. After all, we had planned a weekend relaxing, so I was not going to allow a bait-and-switch!

My only plans for the afternoon included samplingthe New Belgium beer that we bought, along with the Third Shift Amber that we have in the refridge. Beyond that, nothing doing. Oh I may tinker around at the nav station a bit, but that's all for me

 

 

June 6, 2014

On the way to the sailboat. Traffic is terrible!

 

May 30, 2014

Although Chapter One still seems to have it's presence, does it really have it's soul? Well, not sure, so let's take a look at what we found coming here after an eight-month absence eight.

We arrived at around seven and had no trouble being seated at the bar – a normally busy part of this extablishment. Once seated we were greeted by two friendly, albeit unfamilar, faces. This, along with a pleasant but loud jazz band, made for an interesting (new) experience. We ordered two Jamisons and a menu to get started.

Upon looking at the menu, we noted that Chapter One no longer offered either of our two favorites – frog legs or the buffalo burger. We had recommended both to friends over the past few years. We were also informed that our favorite bartender, Drew, no longer worked here. Sad…. He was a nice man who really knew his way around the Scotches. Anyway, we ordered the Mac and Cheese, and waited on our order. While we waited we talked to the bartender, who was really polite, and made the experience better.

The Mac and Cheese arrived and looked really great, albeit a very small portion for the six dollars it cost us. We divided the less thana cup between us. Afterwords, we finished our drinks and decided to leave. We had a nice time, but things just weren't the same.

We may go back from time to time, but saddly Chapter One will no longer be one of our main haunts. When they lost Drew, they lost part of their soul.

 

 

May 3, 2014

imageWe decided, on a whim, to take a drive out to old Route 66 just for the adventure of it.  Our goal as to hit as many old diners as our appetite would permits, and do reviews at each.  So far we have had to stop for a Starbucks and a quick stop at the sushi restaurant next door. Now, onward to the next stop, with more pictures to come.

May 2, 2014

Sometimes when we have a slow Friday, and sometimes when it’s been a rough one, we close up shop and head out early.  Today was a rough one, so out we went, and here we ended up – Bistro 400.

I can’t say we come here often, but probably several times a month.  The waitress, Cindy, knows us by name and knows what we order, so we normally just seat ourselves and she brings us our martinis.  This afternoon we got here around three, so we started out with food and iced tea.  We will probably stay through happe hour, and with how they make their martinis, we will probably be really happy very soon.

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