2021-05-26 New Crew (Pops onboard)

We had an opportunity to finally get my dad onboard for an extended transit on Magnolia. He rode a couple days with us last year but this year we were able to get him to fly into Charleston and ride from there to Norfolk…465 miles.

Arriving in Charleston though he was not aboard but his boat was there, was my Doctors boat. I was sure happy to see those fees are going to a good cause! For the record, Dr Sandy has been a huge medical asset to me and cannot thank him enough….just wanted to be clear!

We had a couple days before dad arrived so as I was wrapping up work one afternoon I found Annette had laid us out snacks and drinks to take a break and enjoy a little time just being on the water.

First stop of interest was Holden Beach, NC. We were hoping to connect with my cousins on the McAdnrews side of the family but they were not in town this weekend. So we took a little break for some shore leave and ice cream….there is always Ice Cream!

Dad seems to be enjoying himself!

Now, about that Ice Cream. We love the Carolina Beach Communities…you can always find ice cream!

Next stop was in Southport, NC. Our friends Joe and Christine had just arrived home that day from Florida yet still made the effort to come meet us for dinner. A wonderful introduction for pops and a wonderful evening!

Though we stopped I neglected to get pictures from Swansboro and we also had a lovely dinner with Annettes Cousin Beth and Bob…I have to get back into the picture habit.

Speaking of Ice Cream….ever since Al Watson introduced us to Dove Bars it has been a guilty affliction.

Dad doing some of that “Crew Stuff” under the Admirals guidance.

More crew stuff, relaxing…we work very hard to relax well. I think dad is getting the hang of it.

After arriving in Hampton VA the first stop is Venture for their homemade Tater-Tots. Thanks to Mack & Vicki McGhee for the tip on this spot….it is always each and great to be back in Hampton. We will be picking up my sister and brother in law for the trip to Annapolis.

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