Oriental is now one of our favorite places to go, since we know so many people (not to mention the people there are the cream of the crop anyway). We were really hoping to make it for a Music Night at M&Ms restaurant, but we docked on Thursday night and left Saturday morning. Fortunately there was an opening at the town dock so we had two free nights of stepping off the boat onto land.
So Dick and Jackie, the same ones that bought us dinner in Wrightsville Beach, returned to Oriental the same day we did. We were really hoping to return the favor by treating them to a homemade boat dinner, since we were able to find a place at the town dock. Not only is our dinghy built for two people, but Jackie broke a bone in her foot and we didn't want her to end up in the water. However, it was not to be.
At the very least, Jackie did get a chance to come see our boat (we love to show her off :) ), and she had to decline dinner because she was making dinner for another couple that night. Of course, soon she had at least asked us to come over after dinner, and by the time she left, we were invited to dinner itself. So there our good intentions backfired and we actually imposed on them again. Friday night consisted of cold drinks, delicious steak, and friends both new and old. Actually, the couple that were the original dinner guests were a lot of fun, plus they were extremely generous.
So, Dick and Jackie, thanks for the wonderful evening :)