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Captain's Quarters Reviews

Family Reunion - June 7-14, 2014

Hi Frank,

What a week our family had at your beautiful Captain's quarters.  There were 23 of us from 4 to 94 and everyone had a most wonderful time, it was so much fun to watch all the kids in the pool, on the kayaks, playing volleyball, doing their morning workouts, or shooting hoops.  The weather cooperated for the most part, and our adult grandchildren loved sitting on the pier early in the morning, the little ones were happy picking the winkles off the rocks. (maybe you have a different name for the little snails at waters edge, they reminded me of winkles that the English boil and eat with a pin)  We had a crab feast in the gazebo one night, had grilled rockfish one night, caught that day on Capt. Dave Sawyer's boat - all our guys highly recommend his fishing trip, it was the first time they had ever caught the bait first, then put the live fish on the hook through the fin so it would swim along waiting to be swallowed by the big fish.  They said all the other fishermen they saw weren't catching.  We sent the girls out in three teams on a treasure hunt through Cambridge, with instructions to come back with the prettiest teacup, a silver serving spoon, and something useful but unusual, along with money for lunch,  our fishermen were the judges!  Another day it was family Olympics.......honestly we were in hysterics almost the whole week, especially the night all the grandkids did their imitations of Mema and Gdad!
Thank you for making such a lovely house with big rooms available to us, it was as perfect as we could ever imagine.  Oh and the caterers on Friday night, our actual anniversary and the final celebration before we left - highly recommend Mason's from Easton.......their hor's d'oevres, crabcakes and fillet mignon were outstanding, along with all the sides, they came a little late, but got everything together to serve up beautifully, which was easier because we changed plans midweek and decided to have inside.........with our out of town friends we were able to seat 36 in the dining room and living room, it worked out well with the large open area each end.  We had hoped to have outside, but unfortunately the heat and flies (and sometimes the frogs) got the better of us.  Got some great pics with the Choptank in the background though, and when we came back in dessert (made by Paul's mother and our three daughters)  was all laid out, along with the teacups (we are English, have to have our tea in bone china!)  Our family has made lifetime memories.

Thanks also for the use of the volleyball net.   I ended up bringing my own electric kettle and teapot, ran out of time to go buy you one, but appreciate the suggestion.  If anyone wants a reference, they are welcome to call us.

Happy Father's Day.

Paul and Leslie Yates
June 7 to 14, 2014