Saturday, July 18, 2009

Bay Cruise on the Steven Thomas, Part 1

There's a party going on right here...


This party was aboard the Steven Thomas. As almost everyone in Maryland knows, we had our big clambake on Wednesday. It was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Some 5,000 people were served all-you-eat seafood with all the trimmings in less than five hours, and it was all done by volunteers who were offered a ride on the Steven Thomas for a price a lot of us could not afford to pass up. Besides, after working that hard, everyone deserved a night out. I, of course, was running around trying to take photos for the newspaper of all those people cooking and eating. But my husband volunteered his time at the gate.

I almost didn't go on the cruise. I was tired. But then I thought I could use a break. Should I take a camera? If I did, I would feel obligated to share them with the newspaper (that would mean I would have to work). No. I would not go. But at the last minute, after rushing an assignment to the newspaper via email, I decided I would go. I took my camera, had a few beers, and enjoyed the evening. I even passed my camera around to a few people who enjoyed playing with it.

Since this was an organized event, there are people on the boat who were not volunteers. Some aren't even from Crisfield. They came for the fun, music, and to enjoy the beauty of the bay. By the time the cruise was over everyone knew each other. That is the way it is in Crisfield. It is easy to meet new friends. After all, Crisfield knows how to throw a party!

In the meantime, if you are headed to Crisfield check out the Steven Thomas web site and book your tour or individual trip.













Above, that's me in the center. It is nice having someone else do all the work.



Above, the handsome dude in the middle is Flea. I have known him for about 2 years and I don't even know his real name. Around here, people have nicknames. Flea keeps the parties kicking with a great mix of music. He also host our annual boat docking contest. Thanks Flea, for a lot of jobs well done. BTW: Nature Boy nicknamed me Hot Lips. Not sure why, but not having a nickname around here is like not belonging.





Hot Lips and Shag. Who took that photo? Pretty good job. As everyone knows, I never eat or drink  when I am on an assignment. It was nice to be able to be a regular person for a change.





Captain Steven Thomas keeping an eye out for crab pots and sea monsters.





















Looks like the sun is going down on both this little cruise and my day. I may post some night cruise photos tomorrow if I have time. In the meantime, if you don't see your photo here and would like a copy just shoot me an email and I will be happy to email you a copy. Stayed tuned for "Bay Crusie Part 2." Or not.

Crisfield knows how to celebrate!


Celebrate good times
come on ! - Let's celebrate
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Celebrate good times
come on ! - Let's celebrate
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There's a party going on right here

a celebration to last throughout the years.
So bring your good times and your laughter
too

we're gonna celebrate your party with you !

Come on now
- celebration
-
let's all celebrate and have a good time

- celebration
- we go celebrate and have a good time.

It's time to come together
it's up to you
watch your pleasure

everyone around the world
come on
it's a celebration.
Celebrate good times
come on
it's a celebration

celebrate good times
come on
let's celebrate !

We're gonna have a good time tonight
let's celebrate
it's alright

we're gonna have a good time tonight
let's celebrate
it's alright

baby
we're gonna have a good time tonight

let's celebrate
it's alright

we're gonna have a good time tonight
let's celebrate
it's alright.

Celebrate good times
come on
let's celebrate

celebrate good times
come on
it's a celebration.
Celebrate good times
come on
let's celebrate

celebrate good times
come on
it's a celebration.

Come on and celebrate - tonight
'cause everything's gonna be
alright.
Let's celebrate
celebrate good times
come on

let's celebrate
celebrate good times
come on!

5 comments:

Joanne said...

Okay, a few things. Love the nickname thing ... we do that in my family, we all have one. We change them, though, depending on the situations.

Secondly, I don't think I've ever seen a happpier bunch of people than these. Their smiles reach right through the screen!

And, now I'm going to be humming that song all day long ;)

Butler and Bagman said...

My favorite, of course, was the shot of Hotlips.

willow said...

Lots of fun people watching over here today!

Patty, I thought I was the only person in the whole wide world who said "sammich"!! We blog to know we're not alone.

Patty said...

Joanne: Thanks. We are one big happy family around here.

Butler and Bagman: Oh, you kidder, you.

Willow: Yep. We had fun.

Sammich? Southern slang brought up from Georgia. Ye Haw.

For those of you wondering what that conversation was about, Willow was responding to a post I made on her blog. Visit her if you get a chance. Always something interesting to be found.

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