Saturday, February 20, 2010

Saturday in Sarasota

Sunset at Marina Jack Schoolmates from the late 1950s

A light rain this morning canceled my plans to finish varnishing the boats handrails so that will have to wait for now, from the weather reports it looks like conditions may be ok by midweek. It is still cool enough here to have to wear a jacket.
We were invited to the house of friends on Anna Maria Island for lunch. A group of us who grew up together at Aguirre Sugar Plantation in Puerto Rico in the 1950s and early 60s got together with our spouses for a Puerto Rican feast at one couples home. It was a wondeful get together lots of talk about the "old days" and other childhood friends. This was topped off with a delicious meal including; Tostones (fried green plantains), Pernil (roast pork) Arroz con Gandules (rice with pigeon peas) Marinated Octopus and other salads, Pinon (meat pie with ripe plantain crust) and two types of Flan custard for dessert. We all had a great time!
The waterways are very busy this weekend so we have decided to leave here Monday morning rather than Sunday.

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