Took our boat, Sister Suzie, out for the first time Saturday. I felt a little awkward, getting it in the water. Chris was a little nervous, to say the least. I was just glad that the boat ramp was not busy because it took us a while to get her in the water and cast off from the dock. I took the sailing gear off, thinking that it might be best to get familiar with her in motoring mode first. We launched her in Kirkland and motored about in Lake Washington, sipping hot chocolate and eating Chris’ oatmeal cookies. It was short but we broke the ice so to speak, actually it wasn’t that cold but it isn’t quite yachting season yet.