Thankful Thursday

It’s Thankful Thursday hosted by Brian of Brian’s Home. He wants us to post what we’re thankful for.

I think it’s a good thing to do each week.

Focus on the positive things in our lives.

Make sure you link up to the Blog Hop at Brian’s Home and get the code to put on your blog. Then visit all the participants.

Our trip to Village West Yacht Club was fun. It was a bit of work for us as we were the event coordinators. That means we make sure that everyone knows what to do, what’s being offered and whatever events that are planned.
The two top pictures are the fleet from two different angles. We had a total of 13 boats that enjoyed the weekend. Every single person came even though there were strong winds both Friday and Saturday.

The bottom left picture is a shot of the sunset from our helm. Nothing like a sunset on the water. The bottom right picture is our runabout. We towed it to the event so we could ferry folks from the yacht club dock to the marina guest dock for breakfast and or lunch on Saturday. If you don’t have some kind of transportation it’s 8 tenths of a mile in each direction. Some folks don’t care for that kind of a walk.

This is what we passed heading home Sunday morning. There are a lot of ships that go up and down the San Joaquin River. And there is our runabout being towed home.

What are you thankful for today?

  72 comments for “Thankful Thursday

  1. Princess Leah
    June 20, 2019 1:25 am at 1:25 am

    How exciting going fur a boat ride!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

    • Sandee
      June 20, 2019 2:38 pm at 2:38 pm

      You can come with us Princess Leah. You’d make a great boat dog. That’s what we call pups that like boating. πŸ™‚

  2. Ann Thompson
    June 20, 2019 2:15 am at 2:15 am

    Thanks for the boat ride. I enjoyed that. Eight tenths of a mile isn’t too terribly far but if it’s extra warm and humid it could feel more like eight miles.

    • Sandee
      June 20, 2019 2:38 pm at 2:38 pm

      I wish we could take you out for a cruise. You’d like it I’m sure. πŸ™‚

  3. June 20, 2019 4:07 am at 4:07 am

    We are thankful that you get to enjoy your boat and boating so much. It’s wonderful to be able to do what you love.

    • Sandee
      June 20, 2019 2:37 pm at 2:37 pm

      Yes it is. We spent so many years working and now it’s time to enjoy the time we have left doing what we love. πŸ™‚

  4. June 20, 2019 4:44 am at 4:44 am

    Looks like a very nice time! πŸ™‚

    • Sandee
      June 20, 2019 2:37 pm at 2:37 pm

      It was indeed. We love our yacht club weekend. πŸ™‚

  5. June 20, 2019 5:02 am at 5:02 am

    What fun to go past that big ship. Sounds like you had a great trip. Too cute the little runabout bringing up the rear. Sandee, you and Zane have a super Thursday.

    • Sandee
      June 20, 2019 2:36 pm at 2:36 pm

      That’s the easiest way to get it from point A to point B. Long ago I would drive the little boat and hubby would take the big boat to places, but we missed our being together so we decided to rig it to tow. I was driving the boat when the freighter past us. Hubby was taking the video. πŸ™‚

  6. June 20, 2019 6:00 am at 6:00 am

    Loved your video, loved the sounds. Miss our boating days. Good thankful post. I had to smile at your runabout being towed… looked like it was enjoying the free ride. Call me crazy but I’d have to give the runabout a name,maybe it already has one πŸ™‚

    • Sandee
      June 20, 2019 6:52 am at 6:52 am

      Our runabout does have a name. It’s Risskay. Thanks for stopping by. πŸ™‚

  7. June 20, 2019 6:34 am at 6:34 am

    Once a week, The Hubby and I drive into Grosse Pointe, which is on Lake St. Clair just where it turns into the Detroit River. We watch the pleasure boats, and the fishing people, and the tankers and huge ships that stay ‘way out in the channel. The Clinton River winds its way through our city, Mount Clemens, and so I see lakes and rivers every day. I am lucky!

    • Sandee
      June 20, 2019 2:35 pm at 2:35 pm

      Yes you are lucky to do this once a week. We so enjoy anything that’s on or near the water and we sure love our boats. πŸ™‚

  8. June 20, 2019 6:53 am at 6:53 am

    Sounds like a fun, fun time and we sure enjoyed the video! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

    • Sandee
      June 20, 2019 2:34 pm at 2:34 pm

      Sometimes the video gives a clearer picture of our kind of boating. πŸ™‚

  9. June 20, 2019 7:00 am at 7:00 am

    Wow! Nice ride and glad you had an enjoyable trip! Happy Thursday! πŸ™‚

    • Sandee
      June 20, 2019 2:33 pm at 2:33 pm

      It was uneventful and those are the very best kind. Happy Thursday to you too, Eugenia. πŸ™‚

  10. June 20, 2019 7:03 am at 7:03 am

    Thanks for taking me on a boat ride Sandee. We see many large ships, ocean ships and great Lake freighters as they pass by Amherstburg. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

    • Sandee
      June 20, 2019 2:33 pm at 2:33 pm

      They are fun to watch going up or down river. Have a great day. πŸ™‚

  11. June 20, 2019 7:11 am at 7:11 am

    My peep remembers being on a sailboat in New London, CT where the Navy submarines are. A sub had to made adjustments because sailboats have the right of way..

    • Sandee
      June 20, 2019 2:33 pm at 2:33 pm

      Sailboats do have the right of way most of the time. Not always, but most of the time. πŸ™‚

  12. Jan
    June 20, 2019 7:13 am at 7:13 am

    We are thankful that wonderful people like you get to enjoy the waterways. Happy summer sailing to you both.

    • Sandee
      June 20, 2019 2:32 pm at 2:32 pm

      We are happy we can. There are a lot of folks that are boaters. We’re proud to be in that mix. πŸ™‚

  13. June 20, 2019 7:32 am at 7:32 am

    We had a wonderful time because we were together with each other.

    I love you. Your loving Husband.

    • Sandee
      June 20, 2019 2:31 pm at 2:31 pm

      I agree it was wonderful because we were together. Thank you for all you do to make these events fun. I love you too. β™₯

  14. Jen
    June 20, 2019 7:38 am at 7:38 am

    How fun! I bet you were the “bestest” event/ weekend coordinators! Happy boating this summer πŸ™‚

    • Sandee
      June 20, 2019 2:30 pm at 2:30 pm

      We have a lot of great event/weekend cruise coordinators. It’s fun to put together a cruise. πŸ™‚

  15. June 20, 2019 8:33 am at 8:33 am

    Oooo that’s fab, I love seeing your photos to get a feel for your boating events. Out of curiosity, is that river pronounced the same way as the actor (ie. Joaquin as ‘whack-in’?) xx

    • Sandee
      June 20, 2019 2:29 pm at 2:29 pm

      Yes, it’s pronounced the very same way. You can travel this body of water from downtown Stockton all the way to the bay of San Francisco. We’ve done that more than once. πŸ™‚

  16. June 20, 2019 8:40 am at 8:40 am

    I can see why you enjoy boating so much with images like those! Beautiful.

    • Sandee
      June 20, 2019 2:28 pm at 2:28 pm

      Boating is our passion. It’s a wonderful way to spend time together. πŸ™‚

      • June 20, 2019 2:29 pm at 2:29 pm

        Plus being on the water is so relaxing. πŸš£πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

  17. June 20, 2019 8:48 am at 8:48 am

    What a lovely way to spend the weekend. πŸ™‚ You are so right! There’s something special about sunsets on the water. I am thankful that we finally have some decent weather! (Although, it rained yet again, this morning. Thankful that it has stopped, now. )

    • Sandee
      June 20, 2019 2:28 pm at 2:28 pm

      We looked at RVs when we first retired and just never could get our arms around all the road time. We went to look at boats and we bought one in a week. It was meant to be. Hope your decent weather holds. πŸ™‚

  18. June 20, 2019 8:59 am at 8:59 am

    Beautiful sunset and great video. Bet you had a terrific day. Hugs, Janet

    • Sandee
      June 20, 2019 2:26 pm at 2:26 pm

      We had a terrific three nights and four days there. A good time had by all. πŸ™‚

  19. Cecilia Upchurch
    June 20, 2019 9:35 am at 9:35 am

    Sandee, I am thankful that you are sharing stories about your boating life. WOW….I love how you have ‘gatherings’.
    That is one big ship with lots of contraptions on it.
    The video was such fun…I could almost feel the breeze in my bangs.
    Hugs Cecilia

    • Sandee
      June 20, 2019 2:26 pm at 2:26 pm

      Once a month we get together to enjoy a weekend. It’s a good thing. Hugs back. πŸ™‚

  20. Cecilia Upchurch
    June 20, 2019 9:35 am at 9:35 am

    PS a gorgeous sunset!!

    • Sandee
      June 20, 2019 2:25 pm at 2:25 pm

      Yes it was and we had three nights of those. Fun place to visit. πŸ™‚

  21. catscue
    June 20, 2019 10:00 am at 10:00 am

    I love watching boats pass by, as I am landlocked I’m glad you shared one with us – what a huge boat that was!

    • Sandee
      June 20, 2019 2:25 pm at 2:25 pm

      We see these out and about all the time. Sometimes several in one day. We always say freighter alert when we see one coming. πŸ™‚

  22. June 20, 2019 10:28 am at 10:28 am

    I could listen to the sound of that water all day (sigh), your boat looked so cute being towed lol……..sweet of you both to spare people the walk by ferrying them. The sunset photo was beautiful! Looks like it was a huge success! I wanna go! xoxoxo

    • Sandee
      June 20, 2019 2:23 pm at 2:23 pm

      Me too. I also love it when it rains and the gentle rocking of the boat is good too. I wish you could have been with us. πŸ™‚

  23. June 20, 2019 11:48 am at 11:48 am

    Nice! I’m glad you saw such a good turnout. Be well!

    • Sandee
      June 20, 2019 2:22 pm at 2:22 pm

      It was a good turnout and everyone seemed to have a great time. That’s the important part. πŸ™‚

  24. June 20, 2019 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm


    When we were first married, we spent some time on DH’s brother’s ski boat. That was fun. It was rather peaceful but I didn’t really enjoy being in the water. It made me nervous. I wasn’t very good at skiing, either. I do like sitting by the water, though. It’s very calming and relaxing. Speaking of which our first vacation to Maine in 1989, our hotel room was right on a wharf with the water beneath it and we could hear the waves wash under us. Wow, that so soothing and helped me to drift fast to sleep each night. πŸ™‚

    • Sandee
      June 20, 2019 2:21 pm at 2:21 pm

      Boating isn’t for everyone. I’ve been on boats since my early adult life. Love being on the water. Love being on the ocean in a hotel room too. Great sleeping. πŸ™‚

  25. June 20, 2019 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm

    wowee! Such a gorgeous sunset- and your boat is gorgeous too! Have a wonderful day!

    • Sandee
      June 20, 2019 2:21 pm at 2:21 pm

      Our boat is perfect for us. So is the runabout. You have a wonderful day too. πŸ™‚

  26. June 20, 2019 1:11 pm at 1:11 pm

    Fun on the water….what a wonderful thing to be thankful for!

    • Sandee
      June 20, 2019 2:20 pm at 2:20 pm

      We would rather be on our boat out and about instead of doing a million other things. πŸ™‚

  27. Memories of Eric and Flynn
    June 20, 2019 1:24 pm at 1:24 pm

    It looks lovely. I am glad you had a great time.

    • Sandee
      June 20, 2019 2:20 pm at 2:20 pm

      We did have a great time. Lots of work putting it together, but it was fun. πŸ™‚

  28. June 20, 2019 1:52 pm at 1:52 pm

    Nice video! I’m sure people were thankful for the ferry, and not having to walk!
    Wishing you more wonderful days on the water! <3

    • Sandee
      June 20, 2019 2:19 pm at 2:19 pm

      We only had one couple walk to breakfast, but they wanted a ride back when they were done. πŸ™‚

  29. June 20, 2019 3:10 pm at 3:10 pm

    It makes me smile when i think of you and Mr. Zane enjoying your boating!

    • Sandee
      June 20, 2019 3:41 pm at 3:41 pm

      We love it so, my friend. πŸ™‚

  30. 15andmeowing
    June 20, 2019 4:57 pm at 4:57 pm

    Nice video, I felt like I was on the water with you. Have a great day! Xo

    • Sandee
      June 21, 2019 6:35 am at 6:35 am

      Sometimes when we’re on our boat for days we come home and can still feel like we’re on the water. It’s a fun thing. πŸ™‚

  31. KB
    June 20, 2019 8:22 pm at 8:22 pm

    Wow, that was a big ship that you passed! I love seeing the sunset on the water. Thank you!

    • Sandee
      June 21, 2019 6:34 am at 6:34 am

      Yes it was and they are all over the place. The closer you get to San Francisco the more you see. πŸ™‚

  32. June 21, 2019 2:50 am at 2:50 am

    Lovely – thanks for that peek into your boating life. Must be lovely to get out onto the water whenever you want to. I’m afraid that won’t happen for me until I have enough money to buy a massive yacht with full crewπŸ˜‚ I have no water skills or knowledge whatsoever and would probably have collided with that ship! I am thankful for my good health and the sense not to try and drive a boat.

    • Sandee
      June 21, 2019 6:34 am at 6:34 am

      Boats have brakes, but not in the standard way like a care. It’s called reverse. I can drive the boat, but I don’t like the close in work. It’s such fun. πŸ™‚

  33. June 21, 2019 5:39 am at 5:39 am

    What am I thankful for today??? This post with those photos and that video! Holy crow! The event coordinators too?! Criminey. How fun and exciting was this? I know it came with a lot, A LOT of hard work but I bet it is soooo worth it. – Hey, I looked up that ship, Malto Hope. I just wanted to see what it was hauling and there are websites that track those ships. I had no idea! It doesn’t say what it hauls but it tells you where it’s from – Panama – all of the ship stats AND the location, which is kinda’ weird for the general public to have that info. But SOOOOO cool! Yay for you guys!! I hope you document all of your adventures. πŸ™‚ And here’s to a million more ahead!

    • Sandee
      June 21, 2019 6:32 am at 6:32 am

      I didn’t know you could track ships either. I learned something new today. Way cool. We do love our boating. πŸ™‚

      • June 21, 2019 9:31 am at 9:31 am

        Yep. If you look up that boat tracking vessel sites will come up. It is pretty cool. πŸ™‚

  34. June 21, 2019 6:58 am at 6:58 am

    That looks so fun! I miss being out on the water, even though we only had a fishing boat that we took for day trips on rivers and lakes. There is something so relaxing about the water.

    • Sandee
      June 21, 2019 7:04 am at 7:04 am

      Yes we find it ever so relaxing too. We are happy we chose this venue for our entertainment. πŸ™‚

  35. June 21, 2019 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm

    I’d be thankful to have such a lovely day to cruise on (winds aside).

    • Sandee
      June 22, 2019 6:41 am at 6:41 am

      It was a perfect day when we came home. It was windy for three days prior. I mean really windy. πŸ™‚

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