When we first brought Makeba back, we put her on display for the day at Beach Glass Cafe in Long Beach, IN. Our fantastic friends started up their own adorable coffee and ice cream shop by Stop 24 - be sure to check it out sometime! They offered to have some photos of our trip up in the shop and serve as the sending off place for Makeba's final launch. As the evening neared, we planned to set off for an evening sail, but Mary's back had other plans. We were getting ready to pull Makeba down to the water, but Mary's back just flat out said, "Nope." She has had problems with her back before (imagine that, hacking away at a tree for 4 years and then hauling said tree in and out of the water all summer), so we decided not to risk it. We would try to voyage out in a few days when she was feeling up for it!
The mascot/boat companion we always wanted! Ahoy, June-Bug! Care to join us for a sail, please?
A successfully happy day despite Mary's spastic back! Time with friends, pizza, beer, ice cream, warm air and a cooling rain, and a beautiful sunset! That's something to celebrate - very carefully so as to not trigger one's back again, of course. Raise 'em up!
A seriously beautiful sunset. Bravo, mother nature. You did it again.
Oh, she is so ready to play! A slow fun sail with Mary's oldest brother Kurt, then we were off to take Makeba from Long Beach to Beverly Shores.
Just the three of us, just like last summer :)
A PBJ, PBR, blowing bubbles kind of day, wouldn't you say? We brought along some tubes of bubbles to blow to celebrate the occasion as we sailed home.
and seeing the super moon with Dillon and Jake while out on the water - 4 people in Makeba was a new record for Makeba! Video coming soon that will feature all of Makeba's new friends!
After a few weeks of fun, Makeba moved back into the Porter County Museum of History and will stay there until October 25th. Come visit!