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February 23, 2010

Our Weekend on Moon River

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I was too close to get a good full photo of Moon River, but here she is at the dock.

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View from the bow

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This is what you see when you enter the boat on the starboard side. The first thing I noticed was the beautifully tiled floor! And then the cozy reading nook on the right with a great selection of books.

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Looking back toward where you entered, and the reading area to your left,

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and this magnificent bar is to your right.

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Again looking at the entrance, to your left is a flight of stairs going down, and to your right is a flight of stairs going up. Let's go down first...

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To find a washer and dryer!

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This is one cabin,

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with a lovely head with glass shower stall (one of 4 showers on board, amazing)!

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And the second cabin in the bow of the boat, with a second head behind me.

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If we go up the flight of stairs we end up in the operating room. Not sure what the proper term is for this room, but it's where Eddie drives the boat.

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Here is Eddie in the captain's chair;

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and the control panel that includes a view of the engine room. We'll get there...

OK, back down the stairs to explore the rest of the boat. Passing where we entered the boat, we find the electrical panel:

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Don't Touch!!

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And into the galley (looking at the door we entered through). I'd love to have this beautiful wood paneling in my apartment!

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Here are the boys in the connected dining area of the galley. Please notice the wonderful prints on the wall behind Eddie;

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They are Hirschfeld prints of Audrey, my favorite actress.

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She's so Cute!

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Past the dining area and down a few steps we enter the living room, with lovely horsehair furniture.

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Wondering where the TV is? Well, let's push a few of these buttons...

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Pop! Here it is, rising up from these cabinets. George also managed to put the blinds up and down while playing around with the remote control.

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To the right of the steps where we entered the living room is the door to the engine room; I think this was the boys' favorite room on the whole boat.

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Eddie and Engine One

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Eddie and Engine Two

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Yes, the boys LOVE IT! They could spend all day down here.

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Like a kid at Disney World;

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Scott is eyeing these batteries; he'd love that power on his VW.

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George just has to touch everything, even these... um, oil filters.

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From the living room, descend a few steps to the remaining two cabins. This is where Scott slept;

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more beautiful artwork.

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And his head with another glass shower.

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And here is where we got to sleep! I think this was the nicest state room on the whole boat! I didn't want to fall asleep; I just wanted to sit up and look at how fancy the room was. I was also wishing I had fancier pajamas.

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Here is our bathroom; all mirrored walls and beautiful tiled floors.

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And the biggest bathtub I've ever seen on a boat. Hmm... OK, the ONLY bathtub I've ever seen on a boat.

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That concludes the tour... but not only did Eddie invite us to stay on the boat, he also invited us to join him and Linda, and a few of their friends, on a nice afternoon cruise the next day.

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Captain Eddie

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George peeking down

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The boys are ready to go!

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Linda is ready to go!

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Can it get any better than this?

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HA HA!! OH YEAH!!! Linda and her friend Mickey, who brought two bottles of Veuve Cliquot to enjoy on the cruise.

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It was a tight fit through the bridge!

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Linda with our first toast

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Cheers!

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George had a great time; no sea sickness because we were so big you could barely tell we were rocking! Maybe we were so big we weren't rocking!

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Lounging with Linda

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Lounging with Scott

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Linda with George and Scott

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Hey Chrissy! I think that's Brad Pitt's house!

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"Hi Brad! I'm on a bigger boat that yours!"

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I think Scott might have found... Madonna's house from the 80's?

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Hmm... that's a nice house too; Better wave to them! So easy to make friends when you're on a yacht!

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Some more lounging...

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and a second bottle of Veuve!

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and back to lounging...

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So hard pretending to be Glamorous!

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Ahhhh.... life is good...

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Into the reading area for some more lounging.

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Of course I had to try out all the seats.

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You can see the champagne is catching up with me...

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George caught the lovely sunset...

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Looks lovely from here...

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too bad I missed it...

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Where was I?

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Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams (actually, more realistically Champagne INDUCED dreams)

Thank You Eddie and Linda SO MUCH for your generous hospitality!

Posted by Heather at February 23, 2010 11:56 AM

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Awesome! Lucky you.

Posted by: Mom at February 26, 2010 10:27 PM

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