I thought I'd share this little bit because I am extremely grateful for good friends. I never ask for gas money on my boat because this is something I bought and want to share with the people we call our friends. If I invite someone out I am looking for nothing in return. It is always appreciated though when small gestures are offered. We go out with another family a majority of the time we are on the boat...they are always offering to pay for gas and many times just bring gas cans. Once in awhile I'll accept because I know they genuinely want to give. Sometimes I arrange with them to be in charge of dinner after a long boat day (I don't know about you but a long boat day is a really good day...but coming in and trying to sort "what are we having for dinner?" is one of those things I'd just rather not think about). And they gladly provide food and bev any time on or after a boat session. Well, they went above and beyond in my opinion. Last night we were at their house for their daughter's birthday and when the party settled, they said "we have something for you" ...I assumed it was gonna be something funny, which the first part was a small bottle of socolime
(another story), but then they bring me out a brand new wakesurf. No birthday, not Christmas yet...just because. I was most impressed that they were aware of my needs/wants because I have been talking about getting a new board. I was touched by their generosity and wanted to share.