Ah..boat show weekend. Everyone at work knows these are a “religious” holiday for me, and I won’t be around. This year we are going on Friday, and I get to introduce my beautiful bride to the boat show experience – dreaming about the cruising boats we’ll never afford, seeing new “should we or shouldn’t we buy” toys for our Beneteau 343, and, of course, pit-beef sandwiches and Painkillers. Nice way to ease her into the Annapolis lifestyle after her move here from the Pacific Northwest. We are visiting the charter companies looking for a deal on a week in the BVIs. Then we load the boat and maybe head for the Chester R for the long weekend.