This weekend, Northwestern University and Auburn University will slug it out in the Outback Bowl. The teams, along with their cheerleaders and bands, had a beach day today. They played volley ball, created sand sculptures, tug-o-war, and had cheerleading contests. In general, a fun day, with the team fans on the beach to urge them on. This provided an informal way for the fans to see the team.
We returned to the marina, tied up, and walked to the beach and Pier 60. The pier and surrounding beach area is full of arts and crafts vendors and buskers. Because of the bowl game, the holidays, and the great weather today, the beach is very crowded. So are the restaurants! We’ve noticed in the last couple of days that there are long lines at most of the restaurants. Therefore, we went to dinner at 4:30 today to beat the crowd! Can you say "Earlybird"?
Walking back to the boat, we enjoyed a spectacular sunset.
Tomorrow, we go to look at another possible larger boat. Wish us luck…