2014-12-04 Busy Times in Vero Beach, FL & A LOT of FUN!

You can always tell when Magnolia has been anchored through some not so nice weather. There is always a project completed and this time it was not MY doing! The Admiral is a little partial to red as you might have guessed. Annette previously made the pillows with the letter “B” flag embosomed. That was not enough though so now we have red sport seats that really make the cockpit pop!

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The mooring field at Vero Beach is protected 360 degrees, the bus system in town is absolutely free and it is just and easy place to be and replenish “ships stores.”

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We were also welcomed by our friends Bert & Prudence from Mansfield, OH. The 4 of us have spent time together all the way up and down the coast from Maine to Georgetown Bahamas and it is always great to catch up.

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Since we had a rental car and a little time we got a start on our provisioning before heading to the Bahamas. No there is no beer in that pile, just $500 from Walmart. The beer requires its own dinghy trip!!! Smile

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We have been looking forward to our trip to NJ to be with our friends Jack & Kathy Tennar in New Jersey sadly we would not fly till Thanksgiving morning so we were “skyped” in for the Wednesday festivities! 

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My friend Jack Tennar is also from Ohio, he grew up in Marion. His brother Ted, daughter Trista and wife Tina also came over from Ohio to celebrate the holiday. Jack and Kathy along with Christina and Caitlen had a house full and made is feel so welcome!

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To work off some of Thursdays turkey we took a field trip to Cape May and visited the light house there. Those 200 steps to the top sure helped work off some of that dinner.

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Annette & Caitlen making their way to the top.

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We flew from Philadelphia back to Orlando and on the way back to Magnolia we stopped and visited with Ty & Suzanne Giesemann. You might recall Ty & Suzanne are the ones who got us started with sailing. Please read: “2013-11-05 Dealers, Enablers, “What is Possible”, All in 5 YearsSuzanne is also a heck of a writer and had written on many subjects. My personal favorite “Its Your Boat Too” and Annette is in the middle of “Wolf’s Messages.” It is always great to catch up and assure them we have not yet killed ourselves or anyone else as we make our way.

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While we were traveling I received one of my favorite pictures. I am one of the older “Generation IV Steinke’s.” I wish I knew off the cuff how many GenIVs there are but rest assured there are tons! My Godson Leo is actually one of the younger ones! None the less below are a few of the Washington GenIVs. I cannot help smile when I see pictures like below. They all such nice hard working people it makes be proud to be a GenIV!

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I gave Magnolia’s water-line a good scrubbing this morning. We have been on the mooring for a couple weeks and things start to grow! We start moving again this Sunday and I for one am ready! We want to make down to see GenIV Kyle in Miami before he heads off for the holidays so there is no time to loose!

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