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The Mayor Captains the Boat

Posted by on December 13, 2010

I met Jerry Mader about two hours after pulling into Yellow Jacket some three weeks ago. He drove up with his wife Barb, they introduced themselves and declared we should hop in his dually. He knew we were tired from traveling and setting up, stating we were in no mood to cook dinner. The offer was extended to join them for dinner at the Salt Creek Resturant. What a welcome. Since that day, I’ve dubbed Jerry– The Mayor. That’s due to the fact that he knows everyone in and everything about the campground. He’s a one man welcoming committee. Yesterday, he and Barb offered us a day on their boat. It’s a 22 foot, center console Aquasport with a bimini top. Nice ride. We left the dock at 10 and headed south down the Suwanee RIver. It’s a twenty-two mile trip from the campground to open saltwater. An hour and a half later we pulled into the Suwanee marina to gas up and then it was out to the Gulf of Mexico. The weather cooperated as if it were ordered. The scenery was sublime. I’ll let the slideshow speak for itself. We returned late in the afternoon and after dropping us off, these two friends invited us over for a little barbecue. At five o”clock we had sauntered the whopping hundred yards to their site. Jerry had two-inch thick ribeyes grilling on his Traeger along with some potatoes baking. I put together a salad and Robin pitched in with an Oreo cream pie. We wined and dined until until we left the comfort level and sat around a fire reminiscing on the past several hours. What a grand day to wind up a lovely day on the water.

2 Responses to The Mayor Captains the Boat

  1. Jay

    Wow! The water looks great and you guys look pretty relaxed enjoying it. I’m more than a little envious!!!

  2. Debbie

    Well, Larry, you certainly do look relaxed and retired and like you belong on that boat on the Gulf…..and I can tell my that smile on my sister Robin’s face that she’s enjoying the ride as well! Glad you’re having a great time……safe travels on your way home to the frigid temps of PA…..can’t wait to see ya…..Happy Trails~

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