Man of La Mancha

2/23 Saturday, 82/68, partly cloudy, S10-15 - No sleeping in this morning - we were inspired to make as much headway as we could on finishing the whisker pole system on Planet Express.

Catching the sunrise on my walk back from the bathroom.

Catching the sunrise on my walk back from the bathroom.

We started at 9am, determining location of track and related hardware. Prior experiences installing these systems made our job almost easy - we knew what challenges to plan ahead for. We plugged away step-by-step, took a break for lunch, and returned to ultimately complete the job.

We had guests arriving later in the day. Joe and Carla were running a little later than they initially anticipated, which worked out well for everyone. Since they’re staying aboard with us, I filled the dock box with as much as I could from the quarterberths and packed the rest in tightly toward the back and sides. I was able to completely clear the V-berth by moving Dobbs and me into the quarterberths. Time moved quickly from late afternoon into evening. Joe and Carla brought eggplant caponata and crackers to share at happy hour. I made an early dinner of spaghetti and salad. Afterward, our guests helped by washing the dishes so Dobbs and I could shower and dress - we had tickets to “Man of La Mancha” at the Titusville Playhouse.

Together the four of us walked up to the theater. The musical was very good - the voices of the main characters were outstanding and the story is moving, especially to dreamers like Dobbs and me.

The actors welcome photographs and social interaction after the show.

The actors welcome photographs and social interaction after the show.

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We walked home and found our way to bed.