Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Finally!

We finally closed on our new boat! We moved her to her new home (our slip at Watergate, Pier 4) yesterday. We had intended to haul out as soon as we closed, but the boat yard is full, so we will have to wait our turn. Due to the situation with the slip we will have to move onto the new boat immediately.

It seems that some would like an explanation of the chosen name for our new boat. Well, here you go... Storyville is the name of one of our favorite bands. They were from Austin and played blues/rock. Two of their members were the rhythm section of Double Trouble, Stevie Ray Vaughn's Band. Their lead singer was Malford Milligan. On guitar was David Grissom and David Holt. We have been to see them live many times and their music has played an important part in our lives. Many of you may have heard Troy sing and play "Good Day for the Blues" which is one of their best known songs. Another one Troy likes to play is "Lucky". Besides - we happen to think Storyville is a pretty cool boat name. It will definitely be unique in the boating world.

Check out Storyville on You Tube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQL3jut9jR0

There is another Storyville story. I think that the band possibly named themselves after the famous "Storyville" in New Orleans - the prostitution district of New Orleans from 1897 through 1917. I figure I might as well get that out there on the table! The district was named after city alderman Sidney Story who wrote the legislation to set up the district. Besides the expected activities, Jazz was the preferred music and the area was key in the development of Jazz. I guess you could say our boat has a musical name!

We had a wonderful weekend at Smith Point with the TMCA. A front blew through Saturday night and the wind picked up to about 35 MPH! Luckily we were secured to a bulkhead, but it made for a long night. Technically we were secured to the bulkhead by the wind. We couldn't have gotten out of there if we tried! The weather was perfect during the day on Saturday and Sunday. Not much wind for sailing, but great to be out on the water.

Don't forget to take a look at the post below this one and place your vote!

"For me, my craft is sailing on,
Through mists to-day, clear seas anon.
Whate'er the final harbor be
'Tis good to sail upon the sea!"
~John Kendrick Bangs

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have not been able to get on my computer for a couple of days, but I am excited for ya'll and I like the #1 font. It's easier to read, but then it's ya'll's decision. Just enjoy it much.
Love you both,
Mom

Anonymous said...

Hello from west Texas!! I haven't been able to visit your page for awhile. Sounds like lots of fun things are happening for you. What a wonderful praise that this year is starting off in a great way.
I'll look forward to seeing more "new" boat pictures.
Love to each of you,
Esther

Anonymous said...

Hey you two! I'm excited for you both. Congrats on the new boat! Y'all have a great weekend and take care of each other! Love you both!
Tammy

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to tell grandma "hi" from kayla and shawn. Hope your doing great and we miss you.

S/V Olivia said...

Congratulations ya'll

Troy: Here is the URL for Olivias Blog-
http://www.yotblog.com/WesterlyC/

We are hoping to be able to get up there again in the next couple of weeks for another looks-see.