It's Saturday, November 10, 2018 - DEPARTURE DAY.
It barely seemed like we home nearly 8 months since we returned to Indy last March from our grand adventure around Florida by water.
Our houses are winterized, the Tahoe and U-Haul are loaded, the cars and tractors are parked, and we're off. It's 4pm and neither of us have eaten since early morning. First stop Franklin, IN for Mexican. Yum!
2nd stop is Chattanooga, TN for the night at 11pm. There were basketball games to listen to, passing the time.
Sunday took us to our home for the next 5 nights while TARDIS was still on the hard and sole varnishing was going on.
Here's where we stayed, an AirBnB in Stuart, FL for only $45 per night. What a deal.
While we unloaded the boat and did the things that only can be done on land, where we changed the Zincs, buff/wax the part of the hull along the waterline, finish davit installation and more.
While we like Indiantown Marina, we do NOT like where the boat was stored. There is no water, no electric power, frogs, bugs and mildew a plenty. Time will tell if we can get a better spot here next year or find another yard to haul out.
It was nice driving from Indiantown to Stuart daily. It gave us a chance to stop for breakfast and dinner and pick up things we needed. On the first night there on Sunday we went to a waterfront restaurant about 10m before closing. Matt served us with a smile while he closed up. We had to be on our best behavior, not talk politics (although we did), while under the watchful eye of Eileen's evil twin - ELENA