Saturday, August 16, 2008
Side Trip - Angie in Portsmouth
[Maryanne]I took a side trip (by plane) back to Portsmouth, VA this week. My good friend Angie most likely will not be there when we return on our planned visit next month, and I had been meaning to visit "home" earlier in our trip - it just never worked out.
Well I could not possibly miss out on seeing her, and before you know it we have a visit date agreed and a party arranged for that weekend! That's Angie for you! On the short trip I also squeezed in lunch with some ex-work colleagues. There are LOTS of others I would have liked to have met up with, but I hope catch up with them when we are in the Norfolk area for a longer time; and next time, Kyle will be with me.
The party was a blast, and I had the appropriate hang over the following day.
Angie is a friend we met while we were all staying in the same Marina. She is amazingly interesting, has cruised the Central and SE coast as a solo sailor in a small sail boat, and has lived aboard her various sail boats for years even before we met her. She is also an engineer on a large tug boat plying the Gulf of Mexico - this girl knows her stuff. Since I met Angie, she has gone over to the dark side and now has a beautiful trawler (with 3 floors/decks it's a great party location). We are both keen readers, and used to swap books weekly - after 3 months without seeing each other we each had a big pile of books to swap out. Angie is also a huge sushi fan, and continues to try and get me to appreciate it... Mostly I object due to the uncooked fish, the cost and the small portions - but she finally won me over by teaching me to make it (most sushi does not require raw fish apparently) - all problems solved. This picture was taken as an after thought - we had already eaten all the best looking ones - I think she taught me pretty well!
Thanks for everything Angie!