After last minute injuries, cancellations, and no shows we had seven people.
Jamie and Christiane headed to dinner while Jayn and I got the place ready.
We hear that Christiane managed to offend the waitstaff at the Coo-Coo's Nest
with outrageous demands. Later on Judith and Jim arrived, so we six began an
intense game of "Mindtrap". By the time Jamie got the box open it was
to try and figure out the directions, so we just tossed out the questions
trivia style. We were humbled by our collective lack of knowledge on any
Saturday dawned clear and calm, although a bit cool. Christiane couldn't
wait to try her hand at kayaking, and after Jamie brought the boat in to the
pier, off they went. A short time later Judith, Jim, Jayn, and I felt we had
better check on them so we took off in the boat. After we were sure things
were OK, we headed back to the cottage to be greeted by late arrival Sharon.
The rest of the day was spent tubing and skiing. Sharon was first up to ski,
and after she had showed her skills, I gave it a try (successful after 25
Supper was the traditional
GONewEngland pot luck. Judith provided slaw and teriyaki
chicken. Sharon put on some chicken and grilled veggies. Jayn marinated some
steak tips which I then grilled to perfection. Some local corn topped off the
meal. Jamie offering unsolicited advice on the entire preparation. Oh yeah,
Christiane supplied the beer!!
Later on we viewed those two classic films
American Pie and Something About Mary.
Sunday was a bit cooler and windier than Saturday, but not enough to deter
the tubers. Again Christiane and Jamie took to the kayaks, where they became
involved in a daring rescue of an overturned sailboat! Well, Jamie at least
was offering advice and encouragement. Christiane was struggling to stay
afloat after taking on a bit of water due to the whitecaps.
Jim and Judith had to depart early, but the rest of us carried on! Jamie put
on his game face and the skis to win a BIG bet. Then he actually cooked some
lunch! Christiane provided the beer. Later the remaining five posed for the
traditional group photo before calling it a weekend. See ya next year!
The "rock photo"Jamie, Sharon, Jayn, Jack, and Christiane.