02 May 2011 | Louisville, Ky.
May 2, 2011
First of all, how bout those Navy Seals!!! Salute! Bye, bye Bin Laden.
And for us…
Savannah and I were last at the Sheraton in Nassau but decided to switch gears and fly home to Louisville while we waited for Tom to make his way into the Bahamas. Last Wednesday (April 29th) as we made the air pattern over the Ohio River I couldn’t believe all the water! Whoa! And then the cold rain! Geez! What happened to Global Warming? (Yeah right.)
It was a good feeling to see home; rain or not. The following morning we made our way over to my mother’s (Memaw Linda’s) for the ultimate surprise. Savannah could not wait to execute the big visit and I was forced to swear into silence all others who knew we were coming to town.
It was 8:30 a.m. and Memaw had yet to finish her first cup of coffee when Savannah popped into their home. Memaw looked like she had seen a ghost and then she cried! And then she kidnapped my daughter for the whole weekend!! J It was a wonderful moment I doubt any of us will ever forget.
I spent the weekend visiting family and friends and going to the, “Wrinkle Room” with my girlfriends Marsha and Sheila. No we didn’t get face lifts or acid facial treatments or anything like that. We went to Jim Porter’s to listen to the band. These guys are friends/co-workers of my partners in crime and occasionally moonlight fulfilling those teen-age dreams of being rock stars. Really though, they were very good!
For those of you from Louisville reading this you know why it’s called the “Wrinkle room.” For others, Jim Porter’s is a bar that has been around since the beginning of time and is home to all the elderly who still have the need to shake it on the dance floor and two-step through the aisles! Yes, it’s that scary J, but it was a night to remember! Thank you my friends.
It’s been a great 6 days at home, but my tan is starting to fade and I no longer own winter clothes so I must return to the sailboat to worship the sun. Plus, Tom and Wally are in the Exumas (Bahamas) and have been sailing many days and nights, off and on to make it this far. Tomorrow I will fly into Nassau and they will sail there. Then the three of us will make our way to the Bimini Islands, then to Florida making our way around Key West and up to Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Once we reach Gulf Shores we will navigate into Homeport Marina; the “hurricane safe” (we hope) marina which will house “Island Spirit” for months to come. One thing that is more than mention worthy is LuLu’s Restaurant & Bar that is located there. If you are a parrot head you already know the owner of LuLu’s is Jimmy Buffett’s sister. So who cares if it’s a hurricane safe marina when you can have, “Cheeseburgers in Paradise!”
All for now,