Here we go again...Our friend J. was in desperate need of cash, so he came to Dave's Bank and Loan and made Dave an offer he couldn't refuse. Despite my protestations, we are now boat owners. Oy.
J. took immaculate care of this vessel and it looks brand new, even tho it is a 1998 model. Dave has taken it out (without me) once already and is chompin' at the bit to do it again, this time with me on board. I am praying for snow and ice. As you already know, everything about boating costs money. But I did find a very accessible boat ramp in nearby Soddy Daisy that we will be trying out in the near future.
I have been out on it, last year with J. and Dave and it is lovely, but I am not so enthusiastic as I might be. Give me some sunny, warm weather next year, and I might change my tune. This picture shows a door to sleeping quarters. As if. We are pretty close to the Tennessee River which is clean, wide, wonderful and quite empty of boaters, most of the summer. It's just that the population here is small, and if we were in Illinois, it would not be the case.
But wait, that's not all...
J. threw in this