Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ruby Ann Boxcar

Y'all might notice... uh...  where did that come from?  

You might notice a new entry on the list of blogs we follow on the right side of this page.   It's called "Ponderin' From Under the Blower" by Ruby Ann Boxcar.  If you click on it and read the blog, you're going to be a bit baffled, as in "Dave has really lost it now.  Too many victory beers.   That's not a boating blog at all."

Well, in a way it is.  See, one thing that cruisers like to do is eat, but eating and cruising sometimes conflict.   We have a copy of "Ruby Ann's Down Home Trailer Park Cookbook".  It's full of quick and easy recipes supposedly gathered from all the folks in her trailer park and include "trailer park goulash", "Democratic Party Cheese Spread" (calls for 1/2 cup shredded government cheese), "Dr. Pepper Cake", "Spamroni", and "Tipper Tator Tot Casserole" (2 cups of government cheese).  If you think about it, living in a trawler is like living in a trailer only without the wheels.  We're trawler trash.

Pam sold Ruby Ann's cookbook in her bookstore.  I saw a copy and snagged it.   I use it often.  Last week I made the goulash for our weekly potluck dinner.  All of the folks in our trawler park seemed to like it.  There wasn't much left at the end of the evening.

Especially if you're cruising, but even if you're not, order yourself a copy of Ruby Ann's cookbook.   I need to order another copy myself.  Livvy the teething puppy from hell chewed up mine.

In preparation for  our trip south to Brunswick, yesterday I started both engines and the big generator.  Today I'll fire up the small generator.  Everything seems to be working fine.

Mundane news:  Everyday is a thunderstorm day here.  Must have something to do with the heat and humidity, I suppose.  Luckily I can see them coming and so I have time to take our slightly damp carpet (yes, it's been over a week and we're still trying to dry it out) and put it under the flybridge canopy to get it out of the rain.   It doesn't work and gets all wet anyway.

Passing boat photo news:  Elizabeth Marie from Elizabeth City NC came flying by the marina at hull speed, throwing a big wake at the marina and anchorage. 

Must be he wanted to get to the thunderstorm as quickly as possible.

If you'll be passing by Isle of Hope Marina in the next couple of weeks and would like to have your boat photographed and highlighted in this blog, just drop me a line and let me know when you'll be passing through.  Or just go through at hull speed.   If you choose the latter, keep your radio on channel 16 and the volume turned up high.  Ask your wife to cover her ears.

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