Friday, March 23, 2012

Pot Luck Dinner at Isle of Hope Marina in Photos

First, I'd like to thank everyone who follows our blog.  Yesterday we passed the 50,000 page views mark, and we did it in just a little over a year and a couple of months.  We're now getting between 300 and 400 hits a day.  Why, I don't know, but thank you all, especially for having a sense of humor.

As a boater, I've been to many pot luck dinners.  It's what boaters do.  They're my favorite kind of dinners, bar none.  Everyone is asked to bring a dish enough to feed themselves, plus a little extra.  Everyone brings something they're especially good at making, and the spread is always wonderfully delicious.  It would be silly to think that someone would decide that a pot luck dinner would be an excellent time to experiment with a baked eggplant or something.

Five o'clock arrived and the marina denizens were anxious to get underway.  Without boring you with the details, here are pics of what a marina pot luck dinner is like.  It always involves dogs.

Like Dan and his dog Jingles.

Or Chevy begging from Parker.

And Jingles begging from her dad.

And the mellow crowd.  Gene epitomizes the ROF (Retired Old Fart).

We definitely needed No Natz.  Gnats and noseeums were also having their own pot luck dinner.  On us.

The college kids on spring break staying on Panache seemed to be enjoying the company of the ROFs, and vice versa.  I think that's great.  These guys will be graduating soon and getting jobs and paying for my social security.

Here, Bill is, no doubt, regaling college kids #3 and #4 with stories of when he was a college student, some 40 years ago, and how he had to walk to class through snow this deep, up hill, both ways.

Ruby and Chevy love the pavillion.  It's their own special wrestling ring.  Jingles referees.  Pit Bulls need to wrestle at least once every fifteen minutes or they will explode.

As I expected, the food was excellent.   The marina thoughtfully gave us a couple of tables and some chairs to use.  

Sammy Moore is a wonderful photographer, and he takes his camera where ever he goes.

He also warned against buying either of these beers.

And the dogs played on....

And on... until the dogs were exhausted.  Like us.

A good time was had by all. 

No, no one has shown up to put the carburetor back on the Whaler yet. 

Yes, we got pumped out.  The marina staff tried again at high tide and it worked. 

No, I don't know what difference it makes since the marina has floating docks. 

Yes, I do believe that Exxon-Mobil is still a good investment if held for the long term. 

Yes, I too was surprised when Tim Tebow signed with the Jets instead of the Jaguars. 

And yes, the coefficient of variation is the standard deviation divided by the mean, but the result is expressed as a percentage not a fraction.


  1. Once again Dave-- Another great Blog entry...

    Thanks for the amusement...

  2. Glad to hear you're not full of crap anymore...