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eating, and eating some more

Posted by on October 6, 2012

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.

Statue of Liberty

downtown Manhattan with the Empire State Building & One World Trade

The next day, Dana and family returned to pick us up for lunch again. Again, we went to Hoboken for lunch. There were differing lunch preferences among family members, so we began with eats at Subway. After sub sandwiches, we returned to the pizza restuarant from the previous day. Even though some of us weren’t hungry anymore, we couldn’t resist the smell of the delicious pizza, and had to help ourselves to a slice (or two). Next, we rolled ourselves on down the street for some Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. We were literally eating our way through Hoboken! Since we have been keeping our pennies pinched, and not eating out while we’ve been cruising, we made up for any gastronomical deficiencies all in one weekend.



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.


watching ships pass from our protected anchorage

The next day, we would be headed out into the Atlantic and south for the Delaware and Chesapeake Bays.


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