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November 17, 2015

Nov. 16 – Back to The Pearl

Indiantown, FL

“"How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?" —Dr. Seuss

It’s hard to believe it’s been 7 months since we left The Pearl on the hard at Indiantown Marina. Being home so long gave us a chance to see a large number of family members and catch up with old friends...some we hadn't seen in 10, 20 even 30 years. But the best part of being home for so long was getting to watch our grand children grow and change before our eyes. We welcomed our newest little wonder into the world in July and we feel truly blessed to have each one of them in our life. We also spent time doing projects on Texas Pearl, making her look better and feel more like home. Now it’s time to get busy getting The Pearl ready for some winter cruising.

Boats don’t do well when they are left alone…they need a little TLC regularly to keep them looking nice. This is the longest we’ve left the boat and it’s definitely in the worst shape we’ve ever seen her. Hopefully in a few weeks she’ll be back to her old beautiful self.

The hard work will begin tomorrow when the marina moves her to the work yard, but tonight we enjoyed one last evening of comfort. We are at the Seminole Inn. It’s an historic hotel that was built in 1926 by Davis Warfield who owned the Seaboard Airline Railroad. The Inn has been welcoming guest seeking “Old Florida” for almost 90 years. We’ve heard the restaurant has wonderful food, but they only serve dinner on Friday and Saturday night…I’m thinking we might have to come by for dinner next weekend after working on The Pearl.

The Seminole Inn
The lobby
The second floor parlor 
Our room
From a distance she doesn't look too bad, but up close you can see she is so dirty. Lots of dirt, mildew and slime. We were pleased that the teak work and the inside looks great. 
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  1. OH Dear! I can only assume Peapod is just as dirty. We don't arrive until Jan 8th. Fair winds.

    1. We'll look for her and take a few pictures. The boats don't look as dirty from the ground...put oh the dirt on the deck. The inside was in great shape...no real mildew or mold. I hope we see you this winter.

  2. Peapod is right across from The Pearl :)

    1. I took pictures. I'll email them to you this evening. She looks good. Tarp still on and your anchor is still there! 😎