“Be thankful for nights that turned into mornings. Friends that turned into family and dreams that turned into realities.” -Author Unknown
May has mainly been about reconnecting with our Pennsylvania family, but we have managed to squeeze in a few other activities. We drove up to the boat in Cayuga on April 30...in the rain. We unload the car and got things stored, even though it rained all day. On May 1 we launched the boat and began our summer season although spring temperatures have been hard to come by this year. It's a good thing we have warm clothes, because it's been a cool month.
We had a great time in Pennsylvania...painting, playing and attending a street fair.Let the work begin...we kept the shrink wrap on the boat as we unloaded the car and got everything settled into the boat.
Monday May 1st was still cool, but the sun started to make an appearance.
In she goes for our seventh season on Cayuga Lake.
Arriving at our marina in Ithaca.
Very empty the first few weeks, but by the end of May the marina had come alive.
After getting settled in at the marina we spent a week with our grands while their parents attended a conference in Wisconsin.
The kids belong to a running club, so on Sunday we had the chance to see them compete. Half a mile for Graham, a quarter mile for Cora and 100 yard dash for Hattie.
On the way home from nanny duty we treated ourselves to a nice lunch at the Ithaca Beer Company. We love coming here on beautiful days to enjoy a pizza and a little beer.
We have cruising friends that have a horse farm in Oneonta. They breed thoroughbred horses and one of their babies was running at the Finger Lake Racetrack. We've joined them before and had a great time...this time was just as fun. On our way to the track we saw several Amish men working in the field.
Good friends enjoying a beautiful day.
Finger Lakes Gaming & RacetrackThis is their baby Support the Cat. They only breed them and then sell the horses for others to train and race. Unfortunately he didn't win this time, but he made a good showing.
Maryann reconnecting with her baby.
Getting our little boat ready for the season. This year our two boats are side by side.
Towards the end of the month we went back to Pennsylvania to watch Cora in her dance recital. It was a great day for a picnic and enjoying the family.Everyone had fun and enjoyed the food.