Friday, February 5, 2010

Long Beach 2/1-2/4

Boy, this relaxing year off to boat is a lot of work! So far this week, Dan has repaired the hydraulic steering, mounted the BBQ and gotten the propane tank filled (at Scott Cuckovich's old gas station), replaced the broken flag mount, painted the name (Quest Two) onto the dingy and taken her out for the first trial run, changed the generator oil, had the foam in the helm seat cushion replaced, installed a new radio antennae, and made other various repairs, adjustments and installations.

Richard and Charlene joined us on Wednesday and spent the night aboard the Quest. We had their daughters and family make the grand tour and dine with us picnic style on the floor. Thursday brought nephews Andrew and David with Megan and Grandpa Ed. We made a voyage to the fuel dock in San Pedro with everyone aboard. Charlene made a superb captain and it was a struggle to get her out of the helm (ha,ha!). We even got to have a bridge raised for our passage. That's really cool. Everyone departed in the afternoon and Jan and Debbie joined us for the night.

Thanks again to Vince and Pam Markese for assisting us in obtaining this great slip here at the Shore Line Marina in Long Beach. We enjoyed a great evening out visiting with them last night.

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