This past weekend our good friends Tom and Debbie came to visit from South Carolina. We hadn't seen them since the summer of 2001 when we visited them on their farm in Tennessee. So much has happened since then that we really had a great time catching up and reliving good times. We met Tom and Debbie when we were cruising the Great Loop in 1999-2000 and have been friends from that point on. You can read about our adventures on the Great Loop at sevenknots.com.(this is the website we kept while cruising the Great Loop) This past weekend we cruised the Providence River aboard Tapestry, went to a polo match in Portsmouth (USA 11 - Italy 5) and to Waterfire in Providence. Sunday morning we had breakfast at the Seaplane Diner (a favorite) and toured Newport from Fort Adams and Ocean Drive to Cliff Walk and finished up with supper at Flo's Clam Shack. A great weekend but it is the friends that make it special.