Tuesday, June 7, 2011

It's Not the Ritz

The picture of our Reunion accommodations show the dorm room, part of a two bedroom suite that we stayed in for the weekend at Simmons College in Boston.  It was back to college with three dear friends, Andi, Lisa, and Peg and about 25 other alums who made the trip for our 40th reunion.  The weekend couldn't have been nicer, with the best weather that Boston has to offer, great conversations, and fun events.  Friday night we were off to the Boston Pops with Keith Lockhart and music by great American composers, followed by a tribute to Ray Charles and Motown.  Saturday breakfast in Bartol Hall was a far cry from the institutional food of the 60's.  Fresh fruit and yogurts, omelets made to order, and all the other breakfast foods to choose from.  Even fruit-infused water with choice of strawberry, pineapple, orange, and lemon.  For lunch the four of us went out for sushi and then returned for our class meeting and evening dinner event.  We made plans to get together in the Fall with spouses for lobster and steamers on the rocks in Maine close to Bremen, ME where Lisa lives, hopefully with our boat  close by.

Sunday morning my brother, Mark, picked me up and I spent the day visiting with Mark and Mimi, enjoying their swimming pool, and getting caught up on what they are doing.

Back in Charleston, we are setting sail for Southport, NC, a 24 hour sail along the coast.  Weather is good, but a little less wind than we would like, so mostly a motor sail overnight.  The temperatures have moderated a little, so no more mid-90's this week.


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