You haven’t seen posts for a couple days now because we just got back from three days at the Pacific Sail and Powerboat Show in rainy Richmond, Ca. We had a great time, but too much to cover in just one post. Over the next couple days, I’ll discuss the following:
Pacific Sail and Powerboat Show- Vendors, hot new trends in the industry, bad weather start to the show, disappointing in-water show, possible new gear we’re looking at and other stuff.
Being who we are, we had to go have some other adventures in the area: we gazed into history at the “Rosie the Riveter” musuem, we checked out one of the original ships built in the Richmond shipyards during World War II- the “Red Oak Victory” and got a huge surprise when we found a spectacular wine co-op literally in the building across from the Red Oak Victory, making Napa fruit into some bitchin wine,,,,,so good we went back twice!
And, I got to use my new camera, so you’ll get to see the first pics coming out of it,,,,after I do some editing and spruce them up a bit.
Lastly, I’m working on a book review about “Portraits of Courage” by President George W. Bush. I was a bit choked up when I found someone I knew in this book; but after reading about his foundation and TED talks, I think my friend probably has a far more tenacious spirit and reliency than most of us. I’m working on this post now, in conjunction with working on a roadmap to using a sailboat to take veterans with PTSD sailing to introduce them to the wind and water. Might help, might not?
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