I’m composing this post on August 24, 2015 (our 25th anniversary) at Dinosaur National Monument, exactly 10 years after the title of the post. We’re travelling now, on land, as we were preparing to do then, on water. It feels quite symmetrical and appropriate.
For our anniversary, we had good reason to celebrate. First, of course, was that it was our anniversary. We were also celebrating that the ZP and her crew were essentially ready to go cruising. Any boat always need tweaks, but all our major systems were done; we had a lovely, new dink; we were provisioned up; and we were excited for the future. I still had some engine gremlins but that wasn’t unexpected in an engine that old and I felt they were addressable in the next coupla days. Or in the Florida Keys, once we reached there.
The four of us went to a nice restaurant (the Louisiana Grill) on the North shore of Lake Pontchartrain, opposite New Orleans herself. We gorged on delicious Creole food and generally had a delightful time. Cruising was just around the corner.