What's the world coming to? The Mineola used to have standards. But now, they will let anyone in the front door, even scurvy pirates. And we sure had a lot of them.
When we returned to the Mineola after the Chile Run. I saw a few pirates outside, but didn't think much of it. Pretty soon, I espied three boats approaching proudly flying the Jolly Roger.
Pretty soon, more arrived and the place was crawling with 'em. You couldn't turn around without bumping into one.
It turned out to be a large group from the Chain of Lakes' Forum, Fun On the Fox. I talked to two of them who said they have it every year around this time, when it starts getting cold. They had already been to four places, then planned to sack and pillage Captain's Quarters and finish up at a Pirate Party on Blarney Island (the only way you can get there is by boat.
They Were Sure Having a GOOD Time. --RoadDog