We had such a brief look at the marina yesterday that Joe and I decided to walk down there this morning to see what all was there. On the way, I stopped to read the sign coming into our development. I’m shocked that the police have not already beaten down our door since we have several “suspicious persons” in our group. Maybe we’ve escaped incarceration because none of us is dressed in a suit that resembles the opening credits for Mad Men.
When we got back to the house, it was locked down tighter than a drum. It seemed that our compadres had left our asses for greener pastures, namely shopping in town. Resigned, we headed back to the marina where we could at least get a beer and some lunch. We met the van coming back to look for us. We hopped in and headed to the shopping district. Wait a minute…I’m in a van, heading for shopping and I have no purse or wallet with me. I am pretty sure that Joe paid for the scenario to play out just like this. The flaw in his plan is that he and his wallet are with me. It must have been his lucky day because I didn’t find anything I couldn’t live without…or maybe I’m just saving myself for the diamond district in New York City in June.
After shopping, which now that I think about it, consisted mostly of Joe steering me away from jewelry stores and into a pub for drinks, we went to the Alexandria Resort. All you at home will probably not be surprised to learn that we ended up at their beachside bar. All in all, it was a very relaxing afternoon.
We have had a strange phenomenon this year. Every single guy has hurt his foot by stubbing a toe. Two of them actually have toes that have turned purple and one of those re-stubbed the same purple toe again this morning. Another actually stubbed a toe, cracked his head on the boat yesterday, is covered in mosquito bites and has beer-induced gout. By my count, that’s 9 injuries for the guys and 0 for the girls. In light of this, I propose that the women stay for another week to avoid getting on a plane with the injury-prone men…purely in the interest of safety you understand.