This year my dear, sweet husband was fired as a judge for the best decorated boat. There's a limit to how many years a person can be a judge and he filled-in his time. I was so sad we had started the wonderful tradition and then BOOM! No more. However, I was wrong... the Harbor Master, Scotty, had my son be the judge. He's also a fire captain but even more closely associated with the harbor because he lives there. Well, not on a boat and that would be extremely wonderful, but he lives near "Little Beach" where his family launch their canoes. Dustin's kids go to a school right on the beach and the older ones are just one block from the State Beach. What a view?
|Southern California Pierpont Christmas|
|My Fire Captain Son "The Judge"|
|Good Sport Happy Face For The Camera|
I have always wanted to know which boat won. No one tells me and maybe that's good because they're all winners. The best part is that so many of our children and our grandchildren go with us.
I never knew all these years what we were missing. The Ventura Harbor Parade is a great tradition.