01-23-10 Lighthouse Point and Visitors

[Rick] Today was a very special day for us. In addition to the Goodyear Blimp hovering over us for most of the day, we had 3 visitors. We thoroughly enjoyed each one of them and hope they had a good time visiting our boat and getting the 2 minute tour.

The Blimp

Our first guest was David Bremer. David and his wife own a Glacier Bay 22 foot boat that they use for fishing and diving around the Boca Raton area. I had placed a note on the Glacier Bay Owners Forum at the beginning of the trip telling these owners about the trip and inviting them to follow along with the blog. David has been following along with us from the beginning. Early on he e-mailed me to say that if we get to this area, he would be happy to assist us and even has a dock to tie to. He came over this morning and after a tour of the boat, we talked about aspects of the trip and answered his questions. He gave us some insight into the local boating, inlets, etc. He and his wife are not old enough for retirement so a loop trip is some time away. But, they have something to look forward to doing one of these days. We regret that we did not get a photo of David for the blog.

Our second visitor was Bonnie. She is the ex-wife of my brother Carl and we have not seen her in many, many years. She also got the 2 minute tour and we chatted for about 2 hours. She lives here in Boca Raton. It was wonderful to see her after these many years and we had a great time catching up and just being friends.

Bonnie and Betsy

Our third visitor was Ryan, the son of Bonnie and Carl. We have not seen him in several years. Ryan is a biology major at Florida Atlantic University and is trying to decide between being a Pharmacist or a Physician’s Assistant. He seems to be a wonderful young man, level headed, and a sense of what he wants to in the future. Using Ryan’s truck, we accompanied him to a local restaurant that he recommended. The food was delicious and the company even better. We both hope that it is not years before we see him again as we really enjoyed our time with him.

Rick and Ryan

1 comment:

  1. Hi Rick and Betsy,
    I really enjoyed visiting with both of you. So glad you called. I also enjoyed reading your blogs, they are very interesting! I am looking forward to the day Mike and I can travel in our RV and blog along the way. Thanks again and have a safe trip back to NC and enjoy all the places in between.