We picked up the new boat on Saturday in Baton Rouge and drove it home (carefully… South Louisiana roads aren’t in the best condition) with a UHaul.
We’re in the process of getting a dock built because when we bought this house our insurance company made us destroy the preexisting dock. Understandable, seeing as it was all but sinking into the canals. We got some quotes and who knew how insanely expensive this project was going to be?! Also awesome, I have to replace most of the roof on my old house in the Marigny, so I’m going to be doing some serious damage to my savings over the next month. In the meantime, our kind neighbor across the street is letting us dock the boat there.
Let the adventures begin! We had to launch the boat across the highway and then drove her to her resting spot before dealing with returning the truck, parking the trailer and a host of other boring stuff when all we wanted to do is get back out there and explore.
Mosquitoes are a thing to be reckoned with when you’re in the swamps and we didn’t want to drive out to the Lake yet, so it was a quick first ride and then we parked our girl for the night.
On Sunday we had a boat christening (her name is Josie, after my grandmother and Aunt and of course, the late great Josephine Baker) and invited a few friends over to join us for some champers (one glass poured over the front of the boat, a more environmentally-friendly christening than breaking the bottle, I think?) and a ride to Lake Ponchartrain.
I took lots of video but lack of a microphone means that you can barely hear our witty repartee because of the wind. I’ll get a better set up soon so I can share on Youtube.
Yesterday was Memorial Day and although I had a bunch of things I needed to get done in the day, we got out for about an hour before the massive thunderstorms hit New Orleans.
That’s a (weekend) wrap! The girl with her head in the clouds now has her head in the sea breezes…