► Escape the Institution: April 8, 2016


Journey: Triple L Estate – Stoney’s, Broomes Island – Triple L Estate

In the morning, Lori and I had to travel to Inova Hospital in Alexandria to attend a pre-knee surgery class. Afterwards we stopped at Sugar House for a mani-pedi. Lori only had a cleaning, no polish due to her up-coming surgery.

2484 bow viewSince it’s the last Friday Lori will be able to get on and off the boat for some time, we decided to go out on the boat. We also wanted to see Matt during his first day of training as a Stoney’s employee.

As we headed up river we encountered minor ripples on the water’s surface… that is until we approached marker ‘13’. At marker ‘13’ we encountered a distinct line of relatively smooth water instantly becoming significantly rough water. White caps everywhere from shore to shore the remainder of the ride to Broomes Island. On our way I heard a banging. I decided to be prudently cautious and take a quick look around to see if anything were obviously hanging and banging. Nope. As we continued up river we determined the fly-bridge pole probably fell and banged around in the foot-well.

3474 double dAs we arrived we saw Double D docked, but, unfortunately, no signs of either Danny or Doris. I texted them only to find out they would be around tomorrow evening. Drat. We won’t be around tomorrow, especially since they are calling for snow showers. When we saw Matt I pointed to Double D and told him he knew the owners of Double D. “Really?” “Yep, at Adam’s Ribs – Danny and Doris.” Cool.”

3472 loriDuring Lori’s blood work this morning the put a band on her wrist saying that it had to stay on until the operation. Otherwise, if she lost it in any way, her operation may be cancelled. She looked like she had been ‘let loose’, or ‘escaped from’, a local institution.

Going home we had very smooth water, a nice relief. We returned home during dusk.

Time: 4:55 pm – 7:35 pm
Conditions: bright, sunny yet cool
Passengers: Capt KandL
Vessel: ‘Gurlz Gotta Eat’

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