Plaudits for Progressive Dinner
The evening of June 9, for the Progressive Dinner, turned out to be made-to-order for strolling from boat to boat, and stopping at four different boats to enjoy tasty appetizers, salads, main course and desserts. The first stop was at the Segoes’ boat M/V Sea Goer, where I had to keep reminding myself to slow down and that there was more to come, because the appetizers and salads were so delicious. This was the first time that we’ve had the Progressive Dinner in several years, but the Slocums and Stoudts on S/V Bobcat and the Ablitts on S/V Maude showed that they haven’t lost their touch in preparing grilled-to-perfection tri-tip and fabulous beans and bread. When we thought we couldn’t eat another thing, we went to our boat, S/V Ecco Bella, for dessert. There was plenty to tempt, but Virginia’s several gallon bowl of sliced strawberries to accompany pound cake and whipped cream was a show-stopper. Besides all the great food, of course, the best part was connecting with friends — old and new. Thank-you to the Yorks for organizing this event, all boat owners who volunteered their boats, and of course all the great cooks!