David and Jill left us this afternoon. We knew Jill, who is in summer school and has a big test tomorrow, would be going home, but we thought we'd have David until Tuesday. Apparently something came up that he had to deal with. Or something. Anyway, we took them to the marina and dropped them off near where David's truck was parked.
Then we headed to Holiday Harbor Marina, where we always eat ice cream and watch the houseboat renters come in and go out. It's usually very entertaining, because the renters maneuver the big boats with the kind of control I'd imagine they'd have if they were guiding an elephant around by its tail. And trying to get the elephant to back into a toilet stall. Like that.
It isn't just that, though. We've seen them courting disaster as they try to launch ski boats and jet skis, or just backing their vehicles down the launch ramp. Sometimes they can't even walk their carts without dumping clothes and beer all over the dock.
Today it wasn't quite as funny as usual. Maybe we just got there at the wrong time. John checked with the marina to see when the turnaround time is, so that next time we can get there when there's the most activity. It's cruel, but fun.