Monday, July 05, 2010

June 26, 2010 - Newport Shipyard

One of my strongest memories of our wedding weekend was the feeling that I didn't want it end. We had managed to gather a good chunk of our favorite people in one place and yet we didn't get to spend nearly enough time with any of them. This weekend was exactly like that, only without the white dress, black suit, cathedral and beautiful cake.

This morning we pulled into Puma's slip in Newport Shipyard. Shortly after tying up my sister arrived, kicking off a steady flow of family and friends who had driven in from as far away as Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Massachusetts, or as close by as Newport, Providence and Jamestown to welcome us home. The afternoon was filled with familiar faces and new friends, good food and drink, and lots of laughter. We didn't want it to come to an end. But suddenly it was time to pack up the buffet table and haul the ice chests back up to the cars parked at the end of Charlie Dock.

And just like at our wedding we were both so busy chatting with loved ones that we didn't manage to eat much of anything. Once the crowd thinned out my folks, sister and her boyfriend joined us in the cockpit for one last round of drinks and to help us devour a plate of Sten's satay and a bowl of Suzy's shrimp dip. It was really nice to have some quiet time to catch up with my folks before they headed back to Ohio.

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