Monday, January 18, 2010

a very nice weekend


Yesterday, I went to The 2010 Houston International Boat, Sport & Travel Show. It's the largest boat show on the Gulf Coast with more than 1,000 powerboats, luxury yachts, sailboats, and personal watercraft, plus over 300 exhibits. They had a few "antique" boats and this 1946 Chris Craft was my favorite. It reminds me of the boat used in the movie, On Golden Pond.

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for the insight, wisdom and perseverance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man who made this world a much better place to live

for a meeting where we discussed the 8th Promise -- Self-Seeking will slip away -- it reminds me to always be aware of my motives

that my friend Gary is blogging these days. If you haven't discovered him, find him at GARYTUDE.

for some really good workouts at the gym lately

that yesterday was a really lovely day to run in (I didn't) or watch (I did) the Chevron Houston Marathon. The winning time was 2 hours, 7 minutes and 37 seconds.

Of all nature's gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children?
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

12 comments:

Scott said...

Chris Craft boats bring back fond memories for me...

whew 2+ hrs of running... not in this lifetime lol

Garykfc said...

I love that boat! We saw one similar to that on Lake Conroe once. A real beauty. Happy Day!

Mary Christine said...

I am hopeful to get my marathon time under 7 hours. And it may not happen.

Scott W said...

I have never tasted children so I have no idea if they are sweet or not.

Bill said...

Didn't Chris Craft star in all-male movies?

That really is a sensational boat, and the old wooden ones require hardly any maintenance. You should buy one.

Kim A. said...

I learned to waterski behind a Chris Craft in 1969 with my dad at the wheel. Some of my best memories. Katherine Hepburn is an idol of mine. She used her gifts.

Namaste

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Go get a boat and sail yourself into New York Harbor....

Tall Kay said...

I always love the boat shows when they come to town too. Thanks for the link to Gary. Happy Holiday Monday.

The Turning Point said...

The only thing better than children are grand children and great grand children and to see them reap The Promises of family sobriety.

Syd said...

I would have liked that show. There are a few old Chris Craft boats at a show I go to. They are awesome.

Ed G. said...

Look carefully at the higher end of the old Chris Craft fleet - skill and workmanship like that is rare today - anywhere.

Blessings and aloha...

chitowngreg said...

Thanks for the words about Dr. King today. It's always awe inspiring to me how so much can be accomplished by those acting on their convictions. Whether its Dr. King, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela or any number of others, the power of the individual can move mountains. Certainly none of these people did it alone, but they all provided a spark that ended up changing the world.