I received this email two days ago from Jimmy, my college freshman roommate.
Dear Shelly, Maddy, Jeffrey, and Peter,
The 10-day forecast for the Keys shows temps
near 80, 0-10% precip, winds E-SE 5-10mph.
Excellent sailing and snorkeling weather.
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Oh yeah, leavin' tomorrow to spend eight days and seven nights traveling on a 28-foot sailboat along the Florida Keys from Plantation to Marathon and back. Two other similarly sized boats are coming along with, all told, 18 guys/gals.
Unlike the all-boys Grand Canyon trip last summer, this Bucket-List trip with my old college dorm mates has S.O's along. I've been charged by Jimmy with establishing and maintaining the bachelor's boat once we get underway. That way the guys can come over to our boat each evening for HH.
Jimmy claims he knows how to sail.
In other news, the 10K Group Training Program I direct for my running club, which program is entering its third week, made it into the Weekend Section of today's Washington Post. Here's the article. In the newspaper picture at the left (photo credit James A. Parcell For The Washington Post), all those runners stretching...I'm leading them off-camera in the stretches. Cool!
I've got to go home now and pack! Throw a bathing suit, a t-shirt and maybe some flip-flops into a bag. There's no runnin' on a 28-foot boat. See you on the backside!