“Loafing” is not a word that Bryce and I use very often. In fact, it is rare indeed for Bryce and I to use that word in reference to ourselves. We are both very work-driven individuals and most weekends when we come down here to the boat we have a list of jobs and projects that we plan to accomplish. But somehow this weekend was different. We spent the majority of the time just “loafin’”.
Our inactivity was probably driven in part by the weekend offerings in Oriental. Pecan Grove Marina, where we keep our boat, had their annual ‘Spring Fling’ at 1:00 yesterday. This was really an excuse for slip owners and renters to schmooze at the club house over a barbeque chicken plate. So there went a few hours. Then when we returned mid-afternoon to the boat, stomachs laden with all that greasy goodness, a nap seemed in order. I can usually nap for a just a half hour, but Bryce, who I am sure majored in napping in grad school, can usually while away a good two hours, and yesterday he did. By the time he awakened from his siesta it was nigh on dinner time.
Now I had read in the local newspaper that there was supposed to be a pig pickin’ at the inner harbor, so we decided to check it out. Unfortunately all the tickets for the pig pickin’/fund raiser had been sold out hours before, but it sure smelled good and there was a great trio playing Irish music on the deck next to the tiki bar. So we grabbed some beer and chatted up some friends for at least an hour. By then we were really hungry, so we ordered some pizza and took it back to the boat for dinner. The newspaper also said that there was going to be some live music at Oriental Harbor Marina; we had heard Night Cruise many times before and liked their sound, so at 7:30 we went back to listen. When they took a break, we walked back to the inner harbor and listened to more music; a new, energy-filled group had replaced the Irish trio. Then all that walking back and forth got us hungry again, so we stepped across the street to the Bean and had ice cream cones while sitting on the porch and listening to the tunes. Yes, we did a lot of loafin’ yesterday—and I think we deserved it!