6/12 – 10/15/02
Duck Club Yacht Club, St. Charles MO (NW suburb of St. Louis), on the Mississippi River. This is where we bought our boat and spent a very hot, humid summer outfitting and redecorating after moving aboard on June 12, 2002. We had a beautiful sunset off our aft deck most evenings, but were usually too busy to really enjoy it. We were certainly glad Sharky’s Cove, a barge turned restaurant, was nearby; we kept them floating we ate there so often. The Captain got his first boat handling instruction from Don, our surveyor, and Jim, our broker. Talented local artist Linda painted on our name. Bonnie & Gene were dockmates who live aboard their houseboat year round at DCYC, even when the snow flies. They were wonderful, helpful neighbors as so many others were while we were there.