Most of our weekends at the boat have been a hurried "pack up and drive 5 hours, get as much work done as quickly as possible, pack up and drive back home," kind of trip. The weekend before last, however, we were able to spend four days at the boat, giving us a little bit of extra time to enjoy ourselves, too. Riley had just gotten the running water working on the boat, meaning that it was a little bit easier to do things like cooking and cleaning. We tried out our grill and made our first dinner on the boat; steak, red pepper, and mushroom kabobs. The grill is going to be such a wonderful tool to have; it really helps to open up the cooking space when we're working with such a small galley.
We also finally went on our first sail together on Winbrandt! Riley had taken her out briefly when we bought her, but I wasn't able to make that trip with him. It was also Gidget's first time sailing, ever. Overall, that went pretty well. I think she has a mariner's spirit! We bought her a lifevest that she doesn't seem to mind wearing, and it also seems to restrain her from feeling quite so adventurous.
We even took a little bit of time away from the boat completely to do some strawberry picking.
All of this and Riley still found time to do a little work.
All in all, it definitely felt like our most successful trip to the boat yet, and also provided a much needed break from the hectic work trips we had been making. You know what they say about all work and no play...