The Omaha Sail & Power Squadron hosted the District 30
Cruise & Rendezvous
on July 16, 17 & 18.
the 16th. Guest arrived and a hospitality room was available
for them to socialize in. Many stayed a little
while, went to dinner and then came back.
was time to rise and shine for the 8:30 AM Council Meeting.
given and information disseminated to the members. Plans
were shared for the D30 Fall Conference in Des Moines in October
and the upcoming National Meeting in Bellevue, WA. Of special
was the cruise from Seattle after the meeting to Alaska.
The meeting was adjourned
and we gathered in the hotel lobby for the shuttle to take
us to the River City Star excursion boat
which took us on a nice cruise up and down the river. A sandwich
buffet was served on board. The cruise was just the right length
as the afternoon heat was kicking in just as the boat was finishing
up its route. The shuttle got us back to the hotel for some quiet
time before the evening activities.
6:00 PM we caravanned to the home of Debbie & Mike Bahr. First there were drinks
and then Brats, Italian sausage and burgers were cooked up and
lots of salads to go with it. There was so much to eat. And then
when you thought you were stuffed out came the Boston Cream Pie
and Gina’s world famous carrot cake. Many of the ladies
watched Debbie’s Stamp Up demonstration.
and Mike were terrific hosts and a great time was had
by all. Off and
on about 25 people attended the various activities of the
weekend. Sunday morning members started heading home
or to other places.
and I headed to Storm Lake, Iowa for a couple of days.
This town located by the lake is in the north west corner
of Iowa. We went out on a pontoon boat with some friends
a great time. The same storms that went through Omaha also
ravaged Storm Lake and Lake Okoboji on the northern
end of Iowa along
the Minnesota border. News clips the next day showed boats
stacked up on top of each other from the extremely
high winds. We then
headed to Des Moines, IA were we spent a day with the Danleys.
We got the grand tour of Des Moines and later took a cruise
on their boat on Saylorville Lake. We did the 8.5 mile
the northern end of the Lake to the Iowa 17 Road Bridge
over the Des Moines River. This trip would normally be
for a boat like the Danleys have but the extremely high
waters made it possible. The Danley Bed and Breakfast
an amazing dinner and even a better breakfast in the
morning. We headed
back to Troy driving through some storm battered countryside
to make it back to 95 degree Troy. All in all a great trip,
great time with friends and a little bit of boating…..Now if
we can only get the river back down below flood stage here and
get some cooler temperatures, then everything would be fine.
For more pictures of the C&R check out
http://slsps.org and go to the photogallery.
Gus Elia, JN