I had a cat named Baxter and he was the best cat I ever had. I got him as a baby
and right away I knew he wasn’t your average cat. He stayed in my room and
slept in the bed with me every night. He always had to have a paw or his side
against my skin when he slept. He would cry at my door when I shut him out..he
didn’t want you to be in the room without him. He would come running to me from
any room in the house if I even whispered his name. He cried outside my bathroom
door when I took showers because he couldn’t come in. I took him for rides in
the car with me and he was perfectly content to just sit in my lap while I
drove. He knew the word “No” and I swear he knew many other words too. If I was
sitting down, he was in my lap. He listened when I was upset and made me feel
better. He was my bestfriend for many years, always there for me when I needed
him. He was the longest relationship I had with a man (so far) other than my
dad…..But unfortunately all living beings get old and someday their time is
up. Unfortunately Baxter’s was today. R.I.P. Baxter you will not be forgotten
and you will always be loved.
We headed out to Double Bayou with our friends Troy and Deana about 2:30-3pm on
Friday. Troy and Deana almost didn’t make it because they were waiting on a part
for their boat, to fix it before they could leave. Of course, they ended up
being able to leave with a little help getting the part from Cory.
|Captain Cory on the way to
|Storyville (Troy and Deana’s
boat) and Menestheus docked at Ch. Marker 17
We came in and stayed at a place called Channel Marker 17, at the mouth of the
Bayou. It is a family owned bar/restaurant on Oak Island. The whole bottom part
of the building and most of Oak Island was completely flooded and destroyed
during hurricane Ike. It was rebuild and looks better than ever now.
|Channel Marker 17
|Channel Marker 17 after Ike
We docked up right behind the bar where the patio is even got to hook up and have
electricity, which was a major plus with temperatures up close to one hundred
degrees. We took the dinghies down the bayous and saw some alligators, the
owner of the restaurants daughter, Jamie, came for a ride with us too! Deana
and Troy had another couple with them on their boat, Robert and Carolyn, so we
got to hang out with them, also!
|Deana, Jamie and Carolyn in the
dinghy ahead of us..
We all had a blast hanging out together on the patio drinking Friday night.
Saturday we mostly just hangout at the bar and ate and then the TMCA (Texas
Mariners Cruising Association) boats were coming in and a lot of them were
running a ground on there way in around the channel, so we decided to go out in
the dinghies and help. We helped tow a sailboat whose engines had died and
Deana and Troy helped a motor boat that was trying to help the sailboat. They
were coming in to stay next door at the little unfinished marina. Unfortunately
we were never really properly thanked, but that was our good deed for the day.
We joined the TMCA dinner at the marina a little later and had some dinner and
desert. Then afterward all the TMCA members came to Channel Marker 17 to drink
and listen to the dj.
We had a great night hanging out and drinking again with friends from our marina
and others we know from TMCA. Then Sun we hungout till about noon and left for
home after lunch. It was a great weekend, with great friends!