Saturday 30 August 2014
Journey: Triple L Estate – Tommy and Julie’s, Island Creek
I arrived late last night from two weeks working overseas in Zambia. Tonight was the party bus to National Harbor from Broomes Island to celebrate Ted and Missy’s upcoming nuptials. Fortunately, we had arranged in advance to stay the night at Tommy and Julie’s which meant we could fully enjoy the evening.
As we approached their pier I saw Tommy up on the hill waving. I say to Lori, “Look, it’s a naked Tommy.” As we got closer we saw that he wasn’t naked, but was wearing almost flesh colored boxer shorts. He came down to the pier to help us tie up. He then hustled back up to the house so he could shower. According to Julie, he went in the house and told her we were there. She asked if he had come out to help us and he said he did. She then looked at him and asked, “What were you wearing when you went out there?” She was quite embarrassed when he said just his boxers. I personally thought it quite funny – although I kick myself for being so engrossed in docking that I forgot to take a picture.
We then unloaded our overnight bag and took them over to the barn apartment. We then found out that Tommy had turned off the air-conditioning so instead Julie wanted us to stay in the main house. Wow – we were allowed to stay in the big house.
We had A LOT of fun on the party bus, and a LOT of fun at National Harbor. The bus ride home got quite rambunctious. The young “kids” began to take their shirts off and dance up and down the aisle. Stewie couldn’t take his shirt off so I slowly poured beer on his shirt and rubbed it in to give him the “wet t-shirt” look. He ended up passed out in the back of the bus. When he came to, he exclaimed, “Damn – You old people can party!”
The young’uns ended up passed out at Missy and Ted’s – Stewie doesn’t remember why his shirt got wet. Rob woke up wondering what was poking his side, reached in his waist band and found money tucked inside – score. I’m amazed I even stayed awake the entire time as jet-lag had me dragging.
Time: 4:30 – 5:00 pm
Engine Hrs.: 19.1 – 19.6
Conditions: warm to hot
Vessel: Gurlz Gotta Eat, Beneteau Barracuda 9