"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

May 31, 2020

May 26 - Back to The Pearl

Allan H. Treman State Marine Park

"Not every lake dreams to be an ocean. Blessed are the ones who are happy with whom they are." —Mehmet Murat ildan
Our trip east from Texas this year was our 41st trip since 2011. It was definitely the longest and the hardest...maybe because we're getting older, but in reality I think it was the traffic. From the looks of our highways, our economy should be booming. We've never seen so many 18-wheelers on the freeways before. Because of the Covid 19 virus we decided to drive straight through this year. Definitely not our favorite way to travel anymore, but we just didn't feel comfortable stopping anywhere. We even brought our own food. We only stopped for gas and to use the restroom. Each time we stopped we wore our masks and made sure we cleaned our hands when we got back in the car. Between construction, accidents and having to be rerouted we lost four hours...making our 25 hour trip over 29. Our reward for the long trip was spending three days with our PA family and filling up on love.

After a little rest and lots of hugs we headed back to New York to get The Pearl ready for the summer. We arrived Sunday afternoon, unloaded all our stuff, stored it and were ready to launch first thing Monday morning. Stan checked all the systems, we flushed the water tank and then Stan was on his way to Ithaca. It was our quickest spring launch ever, no bottom job, no waxing, no other projects...we took the shrink wrap off and she was ready. 
Our first look at The Pearl...patiently waiting for summer to begin.
First step in waking up the boat is taking off her winter coat.
On her way to the water. 
She's floating and ready to go.
Stan leaving Beacon Bay...on his way to our summer home.
I like painting rocks and some of the best rocks I've ever seen our along the shore of Lake Ontario at Chimney Bluff State Park. It takes Stan about 5 hours to move the boat down the lake so I had plenty of time to enjoy myself before meeting him at the marina.
Some of the rocks I've painted...some I give away, some I sell and some I hide for others to find.
I enjoyed my drive along Cayuga Lake...everything is very green and beautiful. We truly love spending our summers up here.
The Pearl at home at Allan H. Treman State Marine Park...we're ready for summer. 
Getting our Tiny Pearl ready for family fun this weekend. 
Our marina is a state park...so it's beautiful and very peaceful. We have a series of bike trails that take us anywhere we need to go.
Enjoying my happy place.

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