Remember going to grandmaâ€™s house when you were young? It had so many things about it that made it great. It wasnâ€™t just the warmth and comfort of her house, or the food that she fed you (one of my grandmas made the best molasses sugar cookies). It wasnâ€™t the adults standing around gabbing in the kitchen (about somebodyâ€™s gall bladder or something.) It was nice to see that special auntie, but that wasnâ€™t it. It was the fun feeling of getting to do something different. It was un-scripted. You got to play with those kids that lived next door to grandma. You got to explore the woods and the fields with your cousins, and nothing was expected of you. No school, no chores, you just got to be freeâ€”â€œ Be home by dark.â€
Traveling aboard the David B is a lot like going to grandmaâ€™s. You get to enjoy all that great food, and do what you want. Youâ€™re free from all those chores, and you can just play (in that adult way). What used to be, â€œbe home by darkâ€ is now â€œpaddle your kayak back in time for dinnerâ€ but itâ€™s the same feeling. And since youâ€™re an adult, you can do all that and you can even sit around and talk about someoneâ€™s gall bladder if you want.
Itâ€™s about that childhood feeling of being free.