September 21-22, 2012
Wil’s cousin, Dana, and her family live about a 45 minute drive from the Liberty State Park area where we were anchored. They picked us up and took us to Hoboken, NJ for a pizza lunch. Afterwards, we had an extra special treat for dessert. They took us to Carlo’s Bake Shop, home of The Cake Boss. We had a variety goodies, but the strawberry shortcake was out of this world!
After a wonderful lunch and dessert, we returned to the boat to give everyone a tour of how we live. They got a great peek into our world at anchor. The dinghy ride, relaxing in the cockpit, and water conservation. Anything Goes even came over for a potluck dinner, so it was boat living at its finest!
That night, the Justine and Colin went home with their cousins for a sleepover. They enjoyed the amenities of being in a house again . . . long showers and big screen TV. While the kids were gone, Wil and I took a night time dinghy ride out to the Statue of Liberty and photographed the city lights of Manhattan.
As with the day before, we all returned to the boat, so the rest of Dana’s family could have a tour of our home. We all talked nonstop, hanging onto every moment, not wanting to say good-bye. Our time together was special, and we look forward to seeing them on a visit down island somewhere.
The next day, we would be headed out into the Atlantic and south for the Delaware and Chesapeake Bays.