With both boats in close proximity for the first time in 3 years, we find ourselves splitting our time between them. Orion needs regular spring cleaning and maintenance. Jr has a project list spawned both from finally having her on the hard again and plans for the upcoming trip to the Erie Canal. On Orion, we've re-seated a loose deck mount for the bimini, deployed some new dock lines (with loops spliced in by David), and then re-deployed the bimini and enclosure for protection from the rain and sun. We washed down the outside of Jr and the trailer to remove the road grime and, once the hull was clean, affixed Jr's new VA registration sticker. There's lots more to do, but some of it will have to wait for parts and supplies to arrive, and for us to have a little fun while we're back in town.
As luck would have it, just a few days after returning to Hampton, the Old Point Comfort Yacht Club was having a celebration of Derby Day and Cinco de Mayo. We took advantage of this opportunity to get to know a few of our fellow yacht club members, since we are rarely here to do so. It was a fun day. We were greeted with a mint julep --Recommend you just sip that drink – and enjoyed some good food, conversation and some fun hats. Oh, and there was a horse race, too.
We also were back in town for Mother's Day and, as luck would have it, Rick and Carla were passing through on their way (by car) to Deltaville from Edenton. They were retrieving their vehicle from Lynn and Larry's place. We met for a great lunch at a Mexican restaurant, Salsa's, in Newport News. The ladies even received a red rose in honor of Mother's Day.