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    We are having a handful of Forumites over after the Mystic Show. The itinerary is that individuals will be trickling in here on Sunday afternoon, the 26th, and staying the night. Here in this case being Medford, in the delightful Long Island Pine Barrens. We're full up but anyone's welcome to make their own arrangements. Monday's itinerary includes a trip to the famous Maritime Museum of Long Island to look at yet more boats, some of them Gil Smith creations. Yes, that Gil Smith. I might add here that Mr. Smith was not from la-de-da Sayville, where the museum is located, but from decidedly more downmarket Patchogue, a few miles to the east, a fact not stressed.

    However, a good time will be had by all.

    Then it's back to the ranch, luncheon options to be decided by those present, pleasant conversation and a few naps to follow...aaaannndddd then we'll see what everybody wants to do about dinner.


    That's about it, delicious cold snack plates and beer will be provided throughout by the hosts. Extremely casual attire will be gracefully tolerated by all, and there's plenty of parking.


    There is room for tents should anyone like to camp but the number of sites is limited, so a reservation might be wise.


    We welcome you all.


    Jim and Tracey Ledger



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    bomb
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Any questions may be directed to Paul Pless by PM
    lol
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Iím really not that much of a handful, Yo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    I’m really not that much of a handful, Yo.

    We're counting on that.

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    Crap. Now thereís pressureÖ

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    So tempting. Oh to be retired…
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoez View Post
    Oh to be retiredÖ
    its pretty great
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Iím doing double lessons this week and the week after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoez View Post
    So tempting. Oh to be retired…

    Lemme tell ya, Craig, it's just like every day's Sunday.
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    Fun times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    I’m really not that much of a handful, Yo.
    Once I heard an aphorism about handfuls.
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    We’re very excited to see the catboat project. And see Tracey again. Oh, and Jim, too. And Rob and Paul and Norm. We haven’t seen any of them since the Phoenix EBS.

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    its gonna be ocd 'boat boat boat' all week long
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    I am excited to meet everyone!
    I will be there Sunday, Jim. I will head home for the night and then rejoin the group at the museum on Monday.


    Let me know what you need, ice, food, beverages, whatever.

    Kevin


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    Kevin, we're all looking forward to meeting you in person!

    Jim

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    This sounds just about perfect!

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    I’m going to be at the show, but can’t stay over. I hope there will be pictures!

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    We'll look forward to seeing you there, Cris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamamick View Post
    This sounds just about perfect!

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    It would have been nice seeing you again, Mickey. There's always next year!

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    I donít know most of you, but Iíll be on the south docks with Sassafras. Do stop and say hello.A2B298F5-5718-4D10-A17E-A561132A2C24.jpg

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    I am so bummed out.
    We are headed to Virginia on July 2nd to visit our daughter and family as they await the birth of their next child supposedly later that week.
    We will be self-quarantining for ten days prior to that so we can go down there relatively assured we are not bringing Covid with us.
    Which means that I will miss both the WBS and this great EBS.
    Take lots of pictures!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    its pretty great
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    It's off to the show tomorrow and I'm looking forward to seeing old friends and making new. So, just a reminder about the post boat show get-together, in case anyone's missed it and would like to attend. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you. There'll be plenty to eat and drink and great company, a whacking great catboat to inspect, as well as our odd little house and gardens, my shop, such as it is, and a bunch of things in the making and even a few almost finished.

    Jim and Tracey Ledger

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Ledger View Post
    It's off to the show tomorrow and I'm looking forward to seeing old friends and making new. So, just a reminder about the post boat show get-together, in case anyone's missed it and would like to attend. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you. There'll be plenty to eat and drink and great company, a whacking great catboat to inspect, as well as our odd little house and gardens, my shop, such as it is, and a bunch of things in the making and even a few almost finished.

    Jim and Tracey Ledger
    Hmm... do ya think my daughter and my wife would be pissed if I skipped the birth of our granddaughter to attend your fine party?
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    I dunno Rich, but we'd all like to see you, myself especially. Gotta be a tough choice.

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    Rarely have I been in a more beautiful, welcoming home. Rarely have I met such loving, charming, graceful hosts. Rarely have I felt as at home in another home. It was such a wonderful visit to your world; it certainly changed mine.

    Thank you both, very much, for the wonderful gift. It was so much fun to beat Jim on a real chess board.

    ETA: maybe my favorite memory?
    Me: Oh, a robin!
    Steven: Hehehe. That’s, like, the most common bird, ever! Hehehe.
    Me: We don’t have them, at all. It’s so cool!

    So? So, Steven is wicked funny, and has a great laugh. And, I am an actual child with grey hair. And, the Ledger’s home is rife with bird life. A Lovley, peaceful place to be.

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    A very fine endorsement of what was no doubt a memorable occasion.

    Mickey Lake
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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Rarely have I been in a more beautiful, welcoming home. Rarely have I met such loving, charming, graceful hosts. Rarely have I felt as at home in another home. It was such a wonderful visit to your world; it certainly changed mine.

    Thank you both, very much, for the wonderful gift. It was so much fun to beat Jim on a real chess board.

    ETA: maybe my favorite memory?
    Me: Oh, a robin!
    Steven: Hehehe. That’s, like, the most common bird, ever! Hehehe.
    Me: We don’t have them, at all. It’s so cool!

    So? So, Steven is wicked funny, and has a great laugh. And, I am an actual child with grey hair. And, the Ledger’s home is rife with bird life. A Lovley, peaceful place to be.


    That's really kind of you, Rob. Tracey and I enjoyed ourselves tremendously.

    The EBS itself was a multi-day event, from Sunday afternoon after the boat show to Tuesday morning when most of the guests departed for home or further adventures. Amish Rob hung out until Wednesday, when we delivered him to LaGuardia Airport, the only airport with a shorter runway than San Francisco that ends up in water. It was the airport from which Sully landed in the Hudson after his plane ingested a flock of geese. Rob, you see, doesn't like taking off.

    But I digress. We played host to a flock of our own luminaries: Pless, Steven and Mary Bauer, Norm Bernstein, Breakaway Kevin, Roger Holzbt, Tom Tokamecotom, Amish "Actiontiger" Rob, and, last but hardly least, the"Green Lotus", Lew Barrett. We also had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with Cris Ross at the boat show. Additionally, we all had the pleasure of dining with Julia and Russ Manheimer at Abbott's On the Water. A splendid time was had by all.

    I have to admit to some apprehension that after spending the weekend in a house at the boat show, that we might be all talked out by Sunday night. Needn't have worried. This mob can eat, talk, drink and laugh nonstop for days.

    All in all it was a most uplifting few days for me and I think that I can speak for everyone on that point.

    So, Next year in Mystic! See y'all there!

    Jim and Tracey
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    The forum needs a “like” button for threads.

    Sounds like a wonderful time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beowolf View Post
    The forum needs a “like” button for threads.

    Sounds like a wonderful time.
    Yes. We feel so lucky we were able to join in. Jim and Tracey were the perfect hosts and we’ve wanted to visit the catboat project forever. The Long Island Maritime Museum was so interesting, I could definitely see myself going back to see more.

    How could you think we could run out of talk, Jim? Rob and Lew were there! And Paul. I’ve already made your Turkish Eggs twice thanks to Tracy for giving us some of the Aleppo Pepper. And thanks so much for the Ebony and Lignum Vitae for my Studley Hammer project. I did mention the perfect hosts thing, right?

    A few pics?

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    Front row: museum volunteers, back row, Norm, Jim, Tracey, Me, Mary, Kevin, Rob, Paul and Lew:

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    The catboat:

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    Lew, Norm, Kevin, Paul and Mary:

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    What’s that look for, Paul, reading Emily’s post?
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    Me, Rob and Tracey:

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    Rob!

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    Paul and Jim:

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    Jim and Kevin:

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    Getting to know Kevin better was great, and Roger and I have met at past boat shows but not had much time to talk before.
    All in all, a great visit with some great friends.
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    Thanks for the great post, Steven, we're so glad you guys could make it. I'm especially glad you have a shot of the conversation in the cockpit on Monday night, it's the first time a group of friends gathered there, but won't be the last

    Here's one of Amish and me; I've still got a few more and they will be forthcoming...


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    Very sad I couldn’t join you all for that. I am looking forward to the day that catboat sits on the docks at Mystic for a show!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoez View Post
    I am looking forward to the day that catboat sits on the docks at Mystic for a show!

    They would let me do that, Craig? The wee catboat? At Mystic? Alrighty then, a coupla years. We all wish you could have joined in the festivities, Craig. There's always next year.


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