Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Very Nice Labor Day Holiday

As I was preparing for a typical Labor Day for Crew Istaboa, which is like any other day to us, Mel was working in the shadows, covertly arranging a get together with my son and his family. I'm glad she did, it turned out really well.
Mason, Lindsey, and Silas live in Jacksonville and they drove down on Sunday for a couple of days.
It turned out their visit coincided with a Labor Day party our friends here in Jupiter had invited us to. (They put on a great party! Thanks Guys!)

So upon arrival we took off to Guanabana for a quick lunch.

 Silas, Mason, and Lindsey

I've written about Guanabana before, it's kinda like eating at Tarzan's house and a fun place, Silas and his Mom and Dad seemed to enjoy it a lot; Silas really liked the police boat that was tied up at the docks.

Then we went to the beach, which was really hot, and let the boy check out the ocean before heading back to Istaboa to hang out and catch up before Bart's party.

Silas likes boats....

... as well as flash lights. He's such a cute kid and a nice little fellow too.

So then it was off to Bart's and Nat's party.
They have a beautiful home and everyone in the neighborhood must've been there; they really out did themselves.
There was a pool and the kids all enjoyed that before diving into hot dogs and hamburgers. Bart told us to bring Radar and Muddy and they had fun also; especially when the kids started feeding them their burgers. (Our dogs can eat anything without getting sick)
Keith Hernandez, the famous Baseball player and now Sports Broadcaster, was there and we all enjoyed getting to know him. He's a very nice fellow.

Keith and Mason...  and that's Bart and Nat in the background just over Mason's shoulder.

It was a big night and all the Taylor clan enjoyed themselves.

Then the next day we decided that having all these boats around and not letting the little guy go riding in one was just wrong. So we loaded up and drove north to Stuart where we have the Albury in storage and took Silas and his Fam out for a ride then lunch at Wahoos. 

 Think Mel likes the little pirate?

Silas had a blast in the Albury and he likes to go fast. He had a big smile on his face the whole time until after lunch. I think too much partying had finally wore him out. One minute he was grinning ear to ear, the next he was sound asleep on GrandMel's shoulder. So we took the boat back to the Marina and loaded the boy in the car and off they went back to Jacksonville.

We don't do these get togethers often and this one was the first time for Mason and family to stay on board. It worked out well... Silas had a big time and I think his folks enjoyed it too. We did.

So... It was a Very Nice Labor Day indeed.

Thanks for checking in.