Until just before "Forever 39" left, Bruce and Joan had been living on the boat while they undertook some extensive remodeling on their home up the hill. Previously they had done the living/kitchen/dining room area. This time it was the bedrooms and bathrooms so they really needed to be out of the house. The bathrooms were made functional just before the boat settlement and they'd started the process of moving things back in.
Actually our whole experience there was positive. The location is great as it is an easy walk to restaurants and Food Lion is about a mile away. They have very nice restrooms with private showers, a laundry, a pool, and a cafe with sandwiches, full bar and three tvs.
The Car Wash Cafe was getting rave reviews, so we joined John and Dottie for breakfast the next morning before they left. Joe had a crab and spinach omelet and we vowed to return for lunch before we left. And yes, you really can get your car washed there too.
The next day was windy and a catamaran pulled into a slip near us. Joe went out to see if he could help. Soon he came back with Ray, the owner, who had invited us to his house for lunch. He and his wife were on their way home but the bay was too rough. They decided to stop there and move the boat another day. We rode along to their house in the courtesy van, then drove it back after lunch. Ray and Paula have a really cute house on about 15 acres on the water. The house isn't large, but big enough and well designed - lots of little nooks and crannies - and they have so much neat stuff and conversation to go with it! You just never know what the day will bring. Tomorrow we leave for Hampton, but that is the next Blog.
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