A beautiful morning.
Around 11:15 I went down to Oak Orchard to pick up my new glasses...which are now perfect. After that I kidnapped Sandy of the Manatee at the Welcome Center. Hatch was on deck.
Our first stop was Java, where we had lunch.
You already know what I had...the Greek Panini.
Did not do anything productive when I got home and went out to do chores a little after 6:30.
Did not get down to the Canal until 7:15, and started taking pictures.
The Manatee was parked just to the left.
The usual suspects were in attendance. Probably around 150 of them....not bad for the first night.
The man in the sunglasses (sitting down) is Doug Hickerson, who wrote the article about me. His wife, Dianne (to his left), took the photos. I could not wait to tell him that the people I spoke of during the interview (who we met in 2007 when they were docked at the Welcome Center) were back in town. 7 years later and they showed up a couple of days after the story came out. Ironic.
This is Ryan Brodessor. He has played in many bands and is a great musician (who has made many guitars from scratch and repaired mine last year).
It was almost dark when we left. Hatch decided to come up and say goodbye.