Party Time

Our Party Invitation posted on the gates to C and E docks

Our Party Invitation posted on the gates to C and E docks

Last evening was my only remaining evening until cast off day, 17 days from now. So, what did we do? We hosted a Bon Voyage Party aboard Beatitude. Friends and neighbors from C and E docks joined us as we celebrated our soon-to-begin cruising life. Counting Baileys, the dog, there were twenty souls on board enjoying the ambience of a Florida summer sunset. Party music, consisting of Kenny Chesney and friends, played through the speakers located in the salon, cockpit, and front deck. There was plenty of pizza, snacks, and beverages for all. Our “Bon Voyage” cake concluded the festivities.

Our Celebratory Cake

Our Celebratory Cake

We're Ready to Party!

We’re Ready to Party!

Part of the gang gathered in the cockpit.

Part of the gang gathered in the cockpit.

Monica, Becca, Cindy, and Karen beautifying the front deck

Monica, Becca, Cindy, and Karen beautifying the front deck

Karen and Jay enjoying the view from the bow

Karen and Jay enjoying the view from the bow

Michael, Barry, and Bob

Michael, Barry, and Bob

We really love the space that comes with living on a catamaran. There was ample room for everyone as we spread out over the boat from bow to stern. We really should have hosted more gatherings during our time at Regatta Pointe. Nonetheless, last evening’s get-together was wonderful. We have met some really nice people, who like us, live aboard a boat. We all have different life stories, but we are all brought together by the singular passion of living on the water. I’m certain we will see some of these friends in our future travels.

Margaret, Michael, and Baileys (our cute canine attendant)

Margaret, Michael, and Baileys (our cute canine attendant)

Eating cake, while facing the sunset

Eating cake, while facing the sunset

Relaxing with guests from the Port Bow

Relaxing with guests from the Port Bow

Jim, Brian, and Jay after dark

Jim, Brian, and Jay after dark

Cindy, Catherine, and Casy in our Salon

Cindy, Catherine, and Casy in our Salon

The last of the revelers, Catherine, Becca, Monica, Cindy, and Margaret

The last of the revelers, Catherine, Becca, Monica, Cindy, and Margaret

Earlier in the day, before our party, Cindy and I spent a while sorting through some of our belongings, separating out those things which we will keep on board and those things which we will transport to Ohio. We made several trips to our car to load up those items which will not be making our journey with us. The car is now all packed and ready to go. After my shift on Saturday, we’ll make our way north on a road trip to northeast Ohio where we’ll drop off our belongings and visit with family.

Our Honda Fit, packed with goods to transport to Ohio

Our Honda Fit, packed with goods to transport to Ohio

Our guest berth, newly attired with bedding courtesy of Cindy's sister, Christy

Our guest berth, newly attired with bedding courtesy of Cindy’s sister, Christy

5 thoughts on “Party Time

  1. Both of you will be truly missed. In the boating world it gets very small, because we always meet again. Have a blast, stay safe, and God will be with you.

  2. Thank you for throwing the wonderful get together for everyone to have the chance to hug your necks before take off. 🙂 Monica and I had a great time we will miss you two, but be sure we will keep up through your blog and facebook. Hopefully we’ll be fortunate enough to be one of those to run into you on your travels.

  3. Looks like it turned out great ! How awesome to get to know fellow sailors you can meet up with along the way in your adventures! 🙂

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