Despite some continued engine trouble and dodging weather, we managed to keep truckin' through Lake Erie and I'm happy to say that the east side was much kinder to us than the west thanks to some surprisingly nice anchorages and some new friends.
|Tio Ronnie was the man of the weekend!|
We had been planning on meeting up with Ron's brother in Erie, PA and up until a few days before we got there we weren't sure if it would work out. But I'm so glad it did! Ron's brother, sister-in-law and their two munchkins spent a few days on board at Presque Isle State Park and we had so.much.fun. We don't get to see them too often but it's so nice when we do!
Naturally, after Ron's brother left, we got socked in for another four days with weather. Lake Erie has a real knack for delaying us when we're ready to move. But we weren't alone, Jim and Chris from Marley, Mangoes and Mermaids also happened to be waiting out the weather with us...and they just happened to be going to the same next destination as us too. Socialization, sweet!
|Our very own welcome party!|
We spent the evening enjoying the music and bouncing between our two boats (Hullabaloo and Jim and Chris' boat Radio Waves) having some drinks and chatting until way past my 10pm bedtime. What a great time! I think we've made some more fast friends, funny how that happens so often in the cruising community (and one of my favorite things about being in it!).