Sunday, July 14, 2013

Time For An Update

We have been living up in Ticonderoga for most of the past several weeks. In fact I haven't been home for three weeks! Dave did go back to Glenville for his physical therapy appointment and while he was there he went to the Steamboat Meet at the Waterford docks with Jim and Sharon.
This was an event that featured original boats that our Martini Launch was fashioned after. We have been very busy working on Sashay, and after some very hard and hot days of retrofitting the top by trial and error to telescope (in order to fit in the garage), she glided into Lake George for a jaunt around the Ticonderoga area. Needless to say she gets plenty of looks and compliments.

My kayaking career has really taken off and Dave sometimes drops me off at one spot and picks me up downstream. Even though he can paddle with difficulty, we cannot transport the double kayak anywhere except the hand launch area that we used that one time. When I do kayak, Dave waits patiently, doing his exercises at the designated launch ramp, which of course is overlooking the mountains and water. Not a bad way to do his physical therapy. One day I did a 'triathlon' with walking several miles, then launching my kayak in Lake George for a paddling trip, and ended with a swim in the lake.

We've also been doing some visiting with sailing club friends. Heinz and Jacqueline (Ganesha) invited us up to their new condo in Plattsburgh. It was a wonderful day relaxing and catching up on news, all while sitting on their third floor balcony overlooking Lake Champlain.

Tuesday, Carol and Bill (Interim) will be here for an overnight stay and hopefully lots of swimming with the 90 degree weather expected. Then we pack up Sashay and head home to mow the lawn and make the Pashley Rd. house look like someone really does live there. Up here I have had to mow every four days, so I can imagine what it looks like home with me being gone and not mowing for 3 weeks!

Next is our much anticipated trip to the Thousand Islands of the St.Lawrence Seaway, where there is an antique boat show at the Alexandria Bay docks. Usually we go to Clayton for the boat museum's show and auction at the beginning of August, but this year we are trying something a little different, especially since it is difficult for Dave to walk around a lot. David and Catherine (Soiltaire I) will be joining us for the day and after we look at boats, we'll Sashay our way around some of those 1000 islands! Stay tuned for photos and a report when we return...

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