I was off-island all day yesterday. Left on the early Swan Quarter ferry and drove to the Raleigh/Durham airport to pick up Lou Ann in the afternoon We came home on the 8:30 pm Cedar Island ferry. We sat on the upper deck, opened a bottle of merlot, snacked on gouda cheese and bagel chips, and gazed up as Venus, the brightest "star" in the night sky, shone down on us. It was a romantic way to bring Lou Ann back to the island for an entire summer. And for an evening "cruise" the $15.00 tickect seemed like a bargain.
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