Tuesday, June 23, 2015

6/17-6/22/2015 many days in Portage, IN

We decided to stay in Portage through the weekend so that Ron would have easy access to OHare Airport via the train for his class reunion in NJ and I would be in a safe harbor.  Our new friend Dorothy (whom we met at St. Mary of the Lake Church) offered a ride to the grocery store.  We weren't out of groceries but certainly need staples like bread, milk, juice and veggies. Thanks again, Dorothy!

Most of the day was spent on the boat since it was very cool.  Ron leaves tomorrow morning at 4:30 for a train ride to downtown Chicago where he will switch to another train to OHare.

I spent the day reading, walking Duke and cleaning the boat.  Ron is on his way to his 50th high school class reunion in Elizabeth, NJ.  The actual reunion is being held at the Hilton at Newark Airport.

Dorothy, her friend Jo Ann, and I met for appetizers and drinks at Dorothy's and then webt out to dinner at Latitudes (at Marina Shores Marina).  We had a very nice evening.

  On the way back to the boat, my keychain fell apart and I lost the key to the boat.  Fortunately I had a side door key and was able to get back onboard. 

Dorothy picked me up for church.  Afterwards we went with a group to Denny's.  They have been so kind to me!  Ron returned at 8pm via OHare and then two trains.  His reunion was planned by Great Reunions and had no personal touches like mine did last year.  Although he had a good time meeting classmates, he was not impressed by the event itself.  My boat key was found and turned in to the marina.  We are grateful, because it is an expensive key that can only be ordered through the factory.

We had planned to leave for St Joseph Michigan today, but wave heights were predicted to be up to 9 feet.  Needless to say, we stayed in port.  Severe storms crossed Iowa, Illinois , Wisconsin, Michigan and parts of Indiana, but we were spared.  Not even a drop of rain fell.

Sunset after predicted storms

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