Wednesday, December 17, 2008

December 12, 2008 - Newport, RI, USA

We had to time our departure from NYC late enough in the day to miss the worst of the traffic, and early enough to make it to Defender, our favorite discount marine outfitter, with enough time to work out a warranty issue on our dinghy before they closed shop for the day. We had just enough time to also stop at a dive shop to pick up a new pair of fins for Sten and the outlets at Clinton Crossing, and still make it home in time for dinner at Sten's mom's house.

We weren't sure what kind of a reception we would receive from Lenore, our kitty cat who never took to cruising. She has, however, really taken to living with Suzy and Ingrid, Sten's mother and sister. A house that sits still, stools positioned in front of her favorite windows, lots of wet food, several laps to sit in and a small dog to boss around - what's not to like? So it is understandable that she is a little suspicious of our motives.

Okay, kitty. We promise, with all of our blog readers as witnesses, that we aren't going to make you live on a boat again. Now, can we stop with the evil eye?

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