You haven’t seen posts for a couple days now because we just got back from three days at the Pacific Sail and Powerboat Show in rainy Richmond, Ca.  We had a great time, but too much to cover in just one post.  Over the next couple days, I’ll discuss the following:

  • Pacific Sail and Powerboat Show- Vendors, hot new trends in the industry, bad weather start to the show, disappointing in-water show, possible new gear we’re looking at and other stuff.
  • Being who we are, we had to go have some other adventures in the area: we gazed into history at the “Rosie the Riveter” musuem, we checked out one of the original ships built in the Richmond shipyards during World War II- the “Red Oak Victory” and got a huge surprise when we found a spectacular wine co-op literally in the building across from the Red Oak Victory, making Napa fruit into some bitchin wine,,,,,so good we went back twice!
  • And, I got to use my new camera, so you’ll get to see the first pics coming out of it,,,,after I do some editing and spruce them up a bit.
  • Lastly, I’m working on a book review about “Portraits of Courage” by President George W. Bush.  I was a bit choked up when I found someone I knew in this book;  but after reading about his foundation and TED talks, I think my friend probably has a far more tenacious spirit and reliency than most of us.  I’m working on this post now, in conjunction with working on a roadmap to using a sailboat to take veterans with PTSD sailing to introduce them to the wind and water.  Might help, might not?

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5 Responses

  1. You’re going to take veterans with PTSD out? That is SOOOOO awesome. Didn’t know that. There is definitely something freeing about being on the water.

    1. Thank you so much, encouragement is great to get. Anyone you know who may need to read some of this is totally welcomed here,,,,especially if they may have PTSD or have served and just need to normalize a bit-

      1. You’re welcome. I myself have not served, but love the idea that one person’s circumstances and experiences can open doors to helping others in the same boat, so to speak. 🙂

        Most of the folks I know served 15+ years ago. If I run across anyone else , I will send them your way.

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