Sunday, April 4, 2010

Banana Boat Here We Come


It's Easter Sunday. Time to take Dotty out and see how it goes......
By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room


Today we will take our first trip to the Banana Boat in a long time. I'll be interested to see how it goes. Dotty is not moving great these days, so the walk in might end up being difficult. You never know for sure with Dotty, maybe she will rally up.

The Banana Boat is going to be jammed today. Its bright sunny and 80 degrees. It is a bit on the breezy side so Dotty is going to need a sweater.

Dotty has some new threads so she is going to look sharp. I am debating pants or shorts for me. The one thing about Florida, they don't dress up down here. When I first moved to Florida, I was the best dressed man in the state. Now? You don't want to know.

They have live music at the Banana Boat on Sunday. Dotty has not been in a loud place for a long time, so it will be interesting to see how she reacts.

Another thing I am looking forward too is seeing if anyone is going to give Dotty a seat at the outdoor bar. In this day in age 30 year olds don't budge. Too bad Dad isn't around, I would enjoy discussing this with him. By the time I was 12 years old, no matter where, no matter when, if I woman came into any situation you got up and gave her your chair. I'll report in on this tonight.

What to eat. I'll let Dotty look at the menu but I know she won't pick anything so its up to me. Now, I would like to go for the Bermuda Triangle. You get the combination of crab salad, tuna salad, chicken salad, hard boiled egg, fruit, and salad. Sounds delicious right? It is. But it takes two to eat it. Mom doesn't consider this food anymore by the way. I can go Bermuda Triangle and a basket of fries for Dotty and that works. Hmm, big decision. If I go Triangle by itself, I'll be interested when we finish if Dotty tells me that wasn't food. This is when I will throw in the basket of fries. This will bring an immediate ooh la la or ew la la to Dotty's face.

We could also go burger and fries, or chicken wings and fries. They have a big menu at the Banana Boat which includes surf and turf and pretty much anything you can imagine. Steak and coconut shrimp?

Well we will just have to see on this also. I will report back in.

I hope you are all having a Happy Easter. I hope everyone is enjoying themselves.

Dotty and I are going to have a good time. Dotty likes to party and this is her chance.

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Bob DeMarco is the editor of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. Bob has written more than 1,300 articles with more than 9,000 links on the Internet. Bob resides in Delray Beach, FL.

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