Friday, July 10, 2009

Capt Gracie

It was a morning that promised good sailing. Cool. Slight breeze turning in a brisk wind. A kid who could not wait to skipper the boat.

We packed our lunch, filled the cooler with drinks and headed for the lake. Less than an hour later we were on the water.

Grace just had to wear the captain's hat.

I sat in one of the "cat bird" seats to coach Grace as she steered the boat.

Wifey did a little coaching, too.

While the ladies had their lunch in the cabin I took the helm and looked for windier conditions on the lake.

While I scanned the horizon the words of Capt Ahab came to mind: "Aye, my hearties all. It was Moby-Dick that dismantled me, that reaped off my leg like a mower a blade of grass and left me with this dead stump I stand on. For forever and a day I shall chase that white whale."


This is not a bad picture of Bob. I'm looking very stoic. Very studly. Perfect material to send in to be considered for next month's AARP centerfold.

The old ladies reading next month's AARP magazine will most certainly ooohhhh and awe. Hope they put the staples in the right place.
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Flyinfox_SATX said...

Lookin real good Bob! Lookin real good!

Bob said...

Looking well preserved?

rheacook said...

Need to brown up those legs, Captain Watson.
Good photo....well preserved.

Max said...

Hahaha, AARP centerfold.. First I thought you looked like Wolfman Jack, but that wasn't it... With the shades you a little like Jeff Lee! :P Back in the day, people thought you looked Mexican, now I'm confusing you for Asian. lol.

Bob said...

Rhea: That's about as tan as they get. I have no idea why.

Max: You ought to try looking at this face in the mirror every morning. Even I get confused as to who the hell I look like . . . sure isn't the old Bob . . . that's for sure!

Rachel said...

So very cool and definitely a studdly photo of you Captain Bob!

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