Good Lord I'm tired tonight! Its nearly 6pm and I cant stop yawning and longing for a pillow. Needless to say, we've had a great weekend. What could be better than spending time with family, watching Indiana basketball, and going to a boat show.
When we left home yesterday, it was 51 degrees and cloudy. By time we reached Corsicana, about an hour south of our house, we had driven through a warm front. It was crazy. One moment the windshield was clear; the next it was completely fogged over. DJ used the wipers to clear it, but it was like someone literally snapped their fingers and said, "Abra cadabra! Now you see it; now you don't." By time we got to Houston, it had warmed up to an amazing 81 degrees. Yay!!
For the most part, it was an easy drive that went by quickly. Especially once we started to brainstorming names for our future retirement boat. Luckily, I had a small pad of paper in my purse and started to take notes.
1) Snorkel, Snorkel
4) Memory Maker
5) Shark Bate
By time we met up with DJ's mom at On The Rox, we were already up to 20 different names.
The bar was a great place to watch the IU vrs. James Madison game. They had several large TVs hung on a wall and a smaller individual TVs at each table. DJ and his Mom shared a couple pitchers of Blue Moon, and we had a great time cheering IU on to victory. I was really hoping Victor Oladipo would get another chance to do a 360 dunk. Oh well, maybe in the next game...
This morning we woke up early and headed off to Kemah for the boat show. It was a combination of sailboats and motorboats. We're primarily window shopping for our next sailboat and wanted to be able to compare and contrast the different brands and sizes.
Most surprisingly, I fell in love with a 50 foot Hunter. I never thought that I would want to sail anything that big, but it was rigged in a why that would make it fairly easy. I also loved the galley (aka kitchen). It came with a small refrigerator, freezer, microwave,and Corrian countertops.
I couldn't believe we spent 5 hours boat hopping. It's amazing how time flies when your having fun. By the end, we realized we were in desperate need of nourishment. So, we headed over to Landry's on the boardwalk for lunch.
As we sipped our drinks, we watched boats come in and out of the channel. We squinted and strained all in the a temp to read their names.
Before we knew it, we started brainstorming boat names again...
23) Wishful Thinking
24) Nauti Girl
25) Adventure's Calling
26) Hoosier Daddy
27) Wet Dream
28) "Winning" (using your best Charlie Sheen voice of course!)
We're now up to roughly 50 names! I have a feeling, naming our boat will be a lot like an expecting parents naming their first born child.
Orange Cranberry Squares
2 cups gluten free flour mix
1/2 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt.
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup orange juice
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 350. In medium mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk until combined. Add the remaining ingredients and hand beat until well blended. Spread batter into a prepared 9x9 pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until top is golden brown and inserted toothpick comes out clean.