The Auzzie Visit

I’m thankful for the visit with Phil from Australia and how “G” dock at Delta Marina Yacht Harbor stepped up to the plate. What a fun weekend.Β  Phil was only with us for roughly 48 hours, but we made the most of every hour.

Hubby and I left Thursday afternoon for the boat right after our brother in law showed up to take care of Little Bit for the weekend. We got to the boat, did some errands and had dinner. We then enjoyed a quiet evening because we weren’t going to have one of those again until Monday.

Friday it was up, clean up the boat, shower and get ready to head to the city to pick up Phil. We were to meet at a local hotel in South San Francisco around 5pm.
Meet Phil. He left Perth, Australia on September 18th and has spent time in New York City and New Jersey, he also visited Phoenix, Arizona for a spell before heading to San Francisco to meet us.

We loaded his luggage into our vehicle and hit the commute traffic back to Rio Vista. We made it back in time for a nice dinner at Lucy’s Cafe and then to our motel rooms in Rio Vista. We decided to get a room there too so we could visit for a bit. That involved him drinking a few beers and us having a bit of champagne.

Saturday morning we were up, showered and headed out for breakfast. Then we were off to the boat to cruise over to Rio Vista with our boating buddies, Duffy, Georgia and Brandi (the cutest little dog who owns Duffy and Georgia). Yes, we left Rio Vista by car to return to Rio Vista by boat. We dock in “G” shed with a bunch of other folks and Phil finally gets to meet his translator Jonathan. The photo below is Nancy and Jonathan. Jonathan was born and raised in Australia.
Phil and I decided to hang out together on the dock at party central. This is a slip that has been converted to party central. You can dine, cook, and do dishes. It has a full refrigerator that always has It’s It Ice Cream. What a fun place to hang out. Well, there is usually some kind of adult beverage too.
Food is an essential part of boating. Food shows up from one boat or another and it seems to happen all day long. You really need to be careful to save some room for dinner.

We’ve spent the first 24 hours with Phil and have had lots of food, some cold adult beverages, and a great time. Saturday we’ll cover the last 24 hours.

Image Credit: MiMi King

  54 comments for “The Auzzie Visit

  1. October 15, 2015 at 2:31 am

    Sounds like a wonderful time. How fun to meet a blogging buddy from down under!

    Big hugs xoxo

    • October 15, 2015 at 3:28 pm

      We had a lot of fun Barb, but it what a whirlwind weekend. We were so pooped when we got back home Sunday evening. πŸ™‚

  2. October 15, 2015 at 3:04 am

    Must be nice, greetings and best wishes!

    • October 15, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      It was very nice. πŸ™‚

  3. October 15, 2015 at 3:28 am

    Wonderful to meet up with blogging friend. I am sure you have made his stay a very enjoyable and memorable one.

    • October 15, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      He seemed most happy with his stay. We took care of everything for him. All he had to do was show up at whatever time each morning. πŸ™‚

  4. October 15, 2015 at 3:35 am

    Sounds like you had a fantastic visit. I look forward to reading about the rest of it.

    • October 15, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      We did have a fantastic visit. Wish he could have stayed a bit longer though. πŸ™‚

  5. October 15, 2015 at 4:51 am

    Sounded like you had a great time I liked the photos and especially liked "Adult beverages" heheh!

    Have a floattastic day Sandee y-)

    • October 15, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      Yes, we bought him a 30 pack of his favorite beer and much of it was still on our boat when he left. πŸ™‚

  6. October 15, 2015 at 5:23 am

    Now that sure looks like a good time was had by all. What fun for everyone. Thanks for all the great pictures. Bet you won't forget that visit for awhile. Sandee, you and Zane and Little Bit have a grand day.

    • October 15, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      Everyone had a great time an our folks at the marina was so very kind. πŸ™‚

  7. October 15, 2015 at 5:46 am

    What a great time everyone had! Love this type of visiting. Easy peasy. Hi, Phil!

    Big hugs to the wonderful hosts, honey…

    • October 15, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      Yep, everyone pitched in and that made it very nice. πŸ™‚

  8. October 15, 2015 at 6:06 am

    What a wonderful experience…to mix boating and blogging. I'm glad you had a fun and busy weekend with Phil. Great people make great times.

    • October 15, 2015 at 3:36 pm

      Well, he got a good dose of our boating life. That's what we promised him. πŸ™‚

  9. October 15, 2015 at 6:12 am

    Aye mate, it sounds like you and your friends had a great time. Well done Sandee. See ya until tomorrow.

    Cruisin Paul

    • October 15, 2015 at 3:36 pm

      We all had a great time. I'm sure Phil felt very honored. πŸ™‚

  10. October 15, 2015 at 6:41 am

    This is such a lovely post, Sandee! How nice to meet such a lovely person! It looks like you all enjoyed your time together. πŸ™‚

    • October 15, 2015 at 3:37 pm

      He was indeed a wonderful person. I've known him for years. Blogging that is. πŸ™‚

  11. October 15, 2015 at 7:27 am

    Nice hospitality and photos. Befitting Thankful Thursday post.
    Have a great day!

    • October 15, 2015 at 3:37 pm

      Thank you my friend. We all were thankful to be together. πŸ™‚

  12. October 15, 2015 at 7:52 am

    Yay! I was hoping you'd share your fun with us. You're an incredible host.

    • October 15, 2015 at 3:37 pm

      More to come on Saturday. πŸ™‚

  13. October 15, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Glad you had a nice time! Time is fleeting so enjoy those moments!

    • October 15, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      It is fleeting indeed and enjoy our time we did. πŸ™‚

  14. October 15, 2015 at 9:34 am

    He was in Arizona and didn't stop by???

    • October 15, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      Yes he was, but he was visiting some folks he knows. πŸ™‚

  15. October 15, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Sounds like a blast was had by all.

    • October 15, 2015 at 3:39 pm

      We did have a blast indeed. πŸ™‚

  16. October 15, 2015 at 9:47 am

    what a great time- fun to meet other bloggers! Cheers!

    • October 15, 2015 at 3:39 pm

      It really is fun to meet bloggers. We were both in the city on the same weekend. Who knew? πŸ™‚

  17. October 15, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Sounds like you all had a great time πŸ™‚

    • October 15, 2015 at 3:39 pm

      We did have a great time. πŸ™‚

  18. October 15, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    What fun, especially with company!

    • October 15, 2015 at 3:40 pm

      Yes, he had a good time as we did. We did keep him pretty busy though. πŸ™‚

  19. October 15, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    I love the pictures. So happy you had a good visit. You're so awesome you get a visitor all the way from Australia!! Very, very awesome. πŸ™‚

    • October 15, 2015 at 3:40 pm

      I wish we could have had a few more days, but our Little Bit was sure happy when we returned home Monday around noon. πŸ™‚

  20. October 15, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Food and boats! Sign me up! I think I have my life all mapped out for the future, thanks to you! I am so glad you had a nice time πŸ™‚

    • October 15, 2015 at 3:41 pm

      If you're ever around here let me know. We can go boating. πŸ™‚

  21. Ann
    October 15, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    only 24 hours and I'm already feeling a bit exhausted πŸ™‚ Sounds like you had a good visit

    • October 15, 2015 at 3:41 pm

      We were pretty tired by the time we got back to the boat on Sunday evening. We had a long wonderful nights sleep. πŸ™‚

  22. October 15, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    I bet you showed Phil an amazing time! I love the idea of the party central slip, especially knowing it's stocked with ice cream πŸ™‚

    • October 15, 2015 at 4:30 pm

      We did indeed and Phil had never had an It's It before. He had a chocolate one and he liked it a lot. πŸ™‚

  23. October 15, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    How fun! Sounds like it was a busy visit. Yay!

    • October 16, 2015 at 8:22 am

      It was busy and exhausting, but oh so fun. πŸ™‚

  24. October 15, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Hmmmpfff… Phil goes all the way to America & visits you but he LIVES in Australia & has never visited me??? How does that work??? πŸ˜€
    Sounds like you all had a great time. Is that you in the last photo with Phil Sandee?

    • October 16, 2015 at 8:22 am

      I don't know how that works Tony. We'll have to find out about that. πŸ™‚

  25. October 16, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Sounds like you showed Phil an excellent time for the first half of his visit.

    I never knew "food was an essential part of boating."

    • October 16, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      Food is a very essential part of boating. πŸ™‚

  26. October 20, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Sounds like fun so far!
    I laughed when you said you left Rio Vista by car in order to go to Rio Vista by boat. That question did enter my mind. πŸ™‚

    • October 20, 2015 at 11:41 am

      Yep, but you just can't pass up a boat ride. You just can't. πŸ™‚

  27. October 22, 2015 at 5:40 am

    this sounds like so much fun! I have a blogging friend (more than one), in Australia and what I wouldn't give to meet them!!! Heck, what I wouldn't give to meet YOU!!!!!
    xoxo
    catchatwithcarenandcody

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