It was September of 2010, and my parents, sister, and I were on our way to the Bahamas on a 3-day cruise. We had never been on a cruise before and were very excited. We never really took such vacations before, but this one just came together as if God had planned it for us. As it turns out, it was incredibly significant and perhaps the most memorable and fun times I’ve had, at least with my sister, Alicia. It became the last vacation the four of us would ever take as a family. But it was better than we could have ever imagined and left us with some incredible memories.
Just a week after we officially launched The Alicia Marie in memory of my sister at Gifford Pinchot State Park, it turns out there was going to be a Boat Parade in York as part of the annual arts festival! We went to check it out, but the event was cancelled due to inclement weather. However, a reporter from the York Daily Record stopped by to get the story of this extra special boat.
We’re planning on entering the boat next year along with perhaps a few other events so stay tuned!