[Rick] Loyal readers will note there was no blog yesterday. That is because we did absolutely nothing. Betsy read her book (it is amazing how much she is reading since she got her eyes fixed). I played on the computer and did a little cleaning up. (Betsy inserts: I’ve read 34 books on the trip. Finished all John Grisham’s, most of Lisa Scottoline, lots of Dorothea B. Frank, Anne R. Siddons, Richard Paul Evans, and most recently several by Wendy Corsi Staub. Many books are picked up and left behind at marina book exchanges…I seldom buy anything!).
What a difference a day makes. Today we had a great day. Finally, the temperature was in the 60’s, 63 to be exact. The sun was shining and the wind was a non-factor. I was finally able to walk around without a warm coat. In fact, for most of the day, I was in short sleeves.
Around 1400, our friends, Dolli and Jimmy Adams, from Lumberton, NC came to see us and take us to lunch. Dolli was my supervisor for several years at BB&T before she retired. They picked us up and carried us to “Sticky Fingers” for a wonderful meal. We caught up on all the gossip, everyone’s health, especially cataract surgery which both of them and Betsy had, and how to fix the economy and end the recession. On the way back to the boat, we took advantage of their hospitality and had them stop at the Food Lion where we stocked up for the rest of the trip. All in all, a great day.
We continue to be amazed at the number of people reading our blog and sending us e-mails. If you are reading or following the trip, please be sure to sign the guest book on our homepage. If you comment on the blog, please use your name or something to let us know who you are. We have several postings from people we do not know, and in some cases they just used initials that we do not recognize. We really do want to know who is on this trip with us, so, if you communicate with us, please make sure we know exactly who you are. Our webpage has over 9,700 hits and people walk up to us in marinas and tell us that they are following our trip. Amazing.