Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Nice to find out you didn't screw up!!

Sometimes you wonder how well you did as a parent and it is really nice to find out, you must have done something correct!!

Took a trip down to West Palm Beach area to see my stepson. We had been "estranged" since the "War of the Roses" with his mother, far too long and I should never have let it happen, but we both decided to put that behind us and move forward.

Needless to say I am one proud Papa! The kid finished a dual major college degree from Stetson University and now has a great job, owns a very nice home and a beautiful boat (31 foot Jupiter), spends his spare time doing a bunch of fishing and diving, quite an accomplished spear fisherman as well as a great fisherman (Wonder where that came from??). Somehow has remained single, but has a wonderful close knit group of good friends, including a very nice girlfriend.

So, it all turned out well, I had a great time we got to visit and bring each other up to speed on what we have been up to for the past 10 or so years and we managed to avoid all the past pain we inflicted on each other....

I arrive in time to help get the boat loaded and we headed out Saturday evening to watch the Palm Beach Christmas Boat parade. Did some grillin and chilling rafted up with a couple other of his friends boats, good music, a couple cocktails, some good food and a real nice boat parade.

Will on the right with his good buddy Brian on the boat.

Some friends on their boats with the grill fired up!

A few of the boat parade boats!

Sunday morning we worked on some boat repairs, then loaded up and went out for the afternoon fishing...not much was biting and the weather didn't cooperate, but a good time was had by all and we managed to find enough fish for a decent dinner. So the grill was fired up and Will showed off his cooking skills!

The we spent the rest of the evening relaxing in the hot tub, after washing the boat and all the fishing gear.

So, a great time was had by all and I can honestly say the kid has done alright and I am happy to know that even this old asshole can sometimes get something right and even admit that his mother may have had something to do with it as well!!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful winter and my wishes are extended for a Joyous and Wonderful Holiday Season for everyone!!

More Christmas wishes later!

Capt Jim Lucas

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