By Thomas Morrone CFP®, CPA
Our neighbor Jim recently celebrated his 60th birthday which is a milestone in life. The last couple of summers we talked about doing the Thimble Islands Cruise that departs from the marina in the Stony Creek section of Branford. The discussions over the years about taking the cruise became a reality on Jim’s birthday this past August 12th. Jim’s wife Robin had her sister visiting from AZ with her husband. The six of us decided to meet at the docks, go for the tour and then go for pizza and beer after. Sounded like a plan to me. The 44-foot tour boat holds 49 people and is a double decker type with an open-air upper section. Cocktails and soft drinks were available on the boat and the weather was perfect. So, with sunglasses and hats we boarded the vessel and went to the upper deck and were excited about taking the tour that lasts 45 minutes.