Here we are pre-race feeling confident about the cardboard boat that we created for the Rotary BoatFloat competion:
These 'commuters' took the DC metro north to attend an annual event in Columbia which raises money for Rotary-supported causes. Teams come together to race boats made of cardboard. The only way I have been able to describe this event is Stars Hollow-esque.
Unfortunately, after a lot of work in designing the boat to look like a DC metro car, we found out that it really did not support three passengers! Please visit our website for photos and a video of my teammates flipping. The most impressive boat was a 10-seater Viking vessel. It was huge, entitled "the Pillage People" and floated very well.
You can also visit the official boat float site for pitures of years past to get a good taste of the sillyness. Columbia is out there.
Other recent events: poker night at my house was great, concidering that I won at the high-rollers table! I get such joy from entertaining at my house and am looking forward to a bbq this summer.
I went to Annapolis twice for work this week, my first visit to the state capitol. If you come to visit me, we can go there! It is a precious town with many historically preserved buildings, the country's oldest state building still in use, sweet boutiques and lots of nautical flair from the waterfront location and Naval academy.