Friday August 24, 2012
I still can’t decide if today was a good day or a bad day. For today was my 30th birthday. A milestone and a chance to celebrate (yay!!), but also another year older and into a new decade (boo!). I’m no youngin’ anymore. Do I feel any older? Nope, still 16 at heart. Do I look any older? Hmmmm, well that huge tan I’ve absorbed lately probably can’t be good for my skin, but for the most part, no. So how does a new cruiser spend their 30th birthday?
Putting on my best tank top and shorts (it is my birthday after all) we hopped in the dinghy to see what the town of Fairport, OH had to offer. The beach in which we were anchored in front of was gorgeous, but we thought a trip down the Grand River would take us into town and something to do. What we found was a gravel/concrete factory at the mouth of the river and then marina upon marina just past that. But each time we looked further into land it did not look like there was much going on. We even hopped out at a main road, but it was just a road with a few condos. I wasn’t in the mood to search. I knew that back at the boat there was beer, music, and sun, and that’s all I really needed.
So changed into my suit I cracked open a Summer Shandy (and then a margarita, and then wine) while lounging and reading ‘Bossypants’. We had hot dogs for dinner and my celebration was put on hold until we get to Buffalo and will have more options. The sunset was gorgeous and we even enjoyed the end of a race going on, cruising by us with their spinnakers up. ( I miss you Tom, and all of you Island Dreamers!!) Sun, booze, relaxation and reading? All in all, I can’t think of a better way to have spent my birthday.