Cool, cloudy and breezy (no rain) and certainly not the usual weather for the last day of August Mark has cleaned fenders, outside screens, all the lines, the storage lockers and we are "getting there"......just a lot to do and since we had the extra days, we are REALLY giving this ole gal a thorough cleaning and organizing. Mark has made many trips to the truck, too, with bins and stuff!
We said good bye and helped Al and Lois with "Salty Spray" leave the dock heading to Toronto.
We were so very sad and shocked to hear that a friend from State Farm and boating died of a massive heart attack a few days ago. Dan was only 68 and on vacation (fishing trip) with his wife, Ann when this happened. We have a happy memory from March, 1995 when Dan and Ann came with us to Toronto and we had the shake-down cruise on sail Catrina. Our Canadian friends, Ron and Lois joined us for the cruise. And we saw "Miss Saigon" that weekend, too.
Ran some errands and stopped at the Brewerton Diner for lunch - excellent sandwiches
(BLT for Mark and Reuben for me).
Luke having fun with his classmates
We left at 3:30 for "The Grand New York State Fair" in Syracuse, about 16 miles from the marina.
Today was Day 9 of 13 and it is HUGE with everything imaginable to eat, all the livestock (beef, dairy, pigs, sheep, llamas, goats, chickens, etc.) The cost of we seniors was $1 apiece to get in and that included the concert. Everything is on such a huge scale including the carnival - enormous!!!! The sun came out late afternoon and was so pleasant walking around, but then the clouds took over and with the wind.....downright chilly. We watched the NY State Troopers do repelling maneuvers and the Dairy Barn had a special exhibit with butter dedicated to these troopers. IL State Fair has the butter cow and this was New York....well done!!!
Solid butter beauty....TALENT +++
2 troopers with a little calf
Trooper with a little boy holding a glass of milk
We enjoyed our share of fair food....Italian sausage with peppers and onions, bacon corn dog, ice cream, lemon shake-ups, and fried oreos! Oink oink!
LeAnn Rimes performed at 8 (big crowd)....would've been more fun if not for the cold so after 1 hour, we left as did many others. She sang several songs we were not familiar with but also did some good ole Patsy Cline favorites. LeAnn turned 35 on August 28th, but we thought she looked older. She had her first hit "Blue" at age 13.
LeAnn Rimes with 3-piece band
Good to be back on Catrina with some nice heat!
Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!
Bring on the beauty of fall