Hello virtual crew members and fellow adventurers!
The crew remains in Jacksonville; however, work was started on the boat late on Friday. Maybe, just maybe, the rest stop in Jacksonville will finally come to a stop. In the mean time, the crew decided to take a quick road trip to visit grandkids in Bryan, Texas. While there, they went over to Texas A&M to visit Barbara Bush. And somehow two grandsons managed to stow away on the return to Florida.
A mentioned, the crew made a road trip to Texas to watch some grandkid sporting events and attend the year end AWANA Awards Banquet.
Sunday after church, the crew went to Texas A&M University to visit the Bush Presidential Library. Behind the Library is a small lake that has a trail to the Bush Family Burial Plot.
After walking around the end of the lake, another trail breaks off towards the burial plot.
The burial plot is fenced off with a modest area for the graves.
A plaque is mounted on the entrance gate:
Barbara’s grave stone:
After paying their respects, the crew headed back to the lake and the Barbara Bush Rose Garden:
The skipper thought he would share the crews favorite Barbara Bush joke to end this week’s blog post.
The story goes that George and Barbara were driving in the presidential limo on the way to Houston. The limo driver pulled into a service station, and a gas attendant came to the car and began to fill the fuel tank. Barbara recognized the gas attendant as a man that she had dated back in her younger days before George. She got out of the car, went up to the guy and engaged him in conversation. After the limo was full of gas, Barbara wrapped up the conversation and gave the old flame a hug.
When Barbara got back in the limo, George asked Barbara who the gas attendant was. Barbara told George that she had dated the guy in the past. George gazed out the window and looked the guy over and then looked back at Barbara and said: “I guess you are glad you decided to marry me since I became the President of the United States.”
Barbara did not miss a beat, looked at George, and responded, “Oh George, if I had married him, he would be the President of the United States.”
The crew will be flying by the seat of their pants for the next week or so. The decisions on when to move north will depend on when the boat work completes. Since that is still an unknown, the crew will adjust on the fly as the details become more clear. Another factor to consider is how and when they will return two of the grandsons back to Texas.