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Is It Summer Yet? Some People Think So!

We've tried to give you all a peek behind the curtain to see what it's like to live aboard a boat in Chicago.  Many of the posts we've written have been about our troubles, and since there is no shortage of work to do on Cygnet there have been many posts like that.  Overall we are still enjoying living aboard, and now that the weather is getting warm we are realizing how great it really is to be on a boat in Chicago all the time. Well, now it's time to brag a bit.

We had the first party of the year on Cygnet and it was great.  We decided that the Kentucky Derby was a great excuse to have some friends over for a some mint juleps and conversation.  Kevin had a procedure done the day before so most of the prep work was done days before since he was pretty well out of commission the days of the surgery and the party.  We didn't realize just how dirty Cygnet had gotten through the winter.  We cleaned, wiped, scrubbed, and polished almost every inch of the aft deck, flybridge, and exterior.  It was a lot of work, but we got Cygnet looking pretty good. Unfortunately there is still a lot of pre-summer work to do, like polishing and waxing the entire exterior above the rub rail.  We'll get to it eventually.  Since Kevin was useless after surgery we decided to have food catered, and had a nice selection from Jason's Deli and some things brought by attendees.  Many people dressed up and it was a lot of fun.  Colette made a gallon of mint julep (basically bourbon, sugar, and mint) and we had lots of beer and wine available.  The weather was ideal and we all enjoyed a great time on Cygnet without going anywhere.
Where is your hat Stephen?

Indiana Jones and Short Round play Captain and First Mate

To cap it off, we had a beautiful campfire at night.

So water we thinking about our first party of the year?  It was a great time and we are happy everyone made it out.  We look forward to many more to come soon!

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