Monday, October 10, 2016

Rendezvous

Red Head moved from Deltaville, VA to Solomons, MD last week to attend the Krogen and the DeFever rendezvous. Hurricane Matthew had everyone on edge as organizers and boaters had to make "go, no go" decisions.  It's one of those things that you never know if you've made the right decision until it is over.

The DeFever rendezvous was canceled while the Krogen one slipped through as Hurricane Matthew turned out to be mainly a non-event here at Solomons.

Rendezvous are generally not fun times for Dylan and Dee Dee. Sure, there are plenty of people coming up to the boat to say "Hello".  But mainly they spend a lot of time alone on the boat while Mom and Dad spend day and night giving talks and attending events. They are such mistreated crew members...

But this year had a little excitement. Mom and Dad agreed to open up Red Head for tours to Krogen rendezvous attendees. Saturday afternoon there were approximately 100 people who came to see Red Head - I mean, to see Dylan and Dee Dee.


The crew pitched right in and helped tidy up for their visitors - which they mainly did by staying out of the way.


Daddy gave tours while Mommy was in charge of "dog handling." Notice the spray bottle at the ready.


Dylan was allowed to be the official greeter and he did a fine job.


Dee Dee remained tethered until she learns to pay attention to "No jump!" Possibly sometime around 2022...


The kids had a great time and didn't want it to end.


When it was over, they were so tired.


The crew didn't even care when Mom and Dad went off for the closing party Saturday night.


And it was a good thing they rested up. The next day, they were visited by a group of DeFever owners. Oh, and they also took a little tour around Red Head but Dylan and Dee Dee knew who they were really there to see.

Dylan and Dee Dee have safely dodged Hurricane Matthew, they've entertained hordes of guests aboard their new home, and now they are ready for their next big adventure.

4 comments:

Lawrence Leonard said...

Poor,poor Dee Dee! 2022?- Come on be fair!
Elaine & Lawrence S/V Elle & I

ActiveCaptain said...

I think I'm being rather generous...

Beth Tyler said...

I hear some one won another prize at th parade.

ActiveCaptain said...

Beth,

Yes, Dylan did win 1st prize at the Krogen Rendezvous Pet Parade. It was a cute orange ball that Dee Dee promptly took as her own.... Poor Dylan.