Saturday, April 23, 2011
Apr. 23, 2011---A litttle more active today. Still a cloudy day with threats of rain. Therefore many of the boats did not venture out and were blessed in their slips. "The Blessing of the Fleet" is an age old annual tradition. About 11:30 a.m. the Pastor came to bless the Dream Manor to keep her safe at all times. At 2:00 p.m. we attended the Variety Theatre in Grand Rivers. The afternoon matinee "Big Band Show" is excellent. Terrific music and wonderful singing. First half of the performance was great. During intermission the MC announced a strong storm rapidly approaching. City alarm sirens had sounded for a tornado watch. Many folks in the audience went to a nearby Church for protection. We drove quickly back to make sure lines were extra secure on the Dream Manor. Air was very still and then the front hit. It blew and rained rather hard for a few minutes and the front passed quickly. Radar showed us to be on the edge of the storm. Most of the harsh looking clouds stayed north of our position and continued east. All are safe here. Blessing of the Fleet could not have come at a better time.