The trip was then moved to 4th of July - and we had a string of great ones.
But this year, Labor Day made the most sense, so we gathered a crew of new and returning 'Teaguers alike, and it might have been the best trip yet.
Connor still has mad boogie board skills, which he happily showed off.
Ed found a Horseshoe Crab washed up on the shore. Luckily, it was not too stinky.
Helen has surpassed the Mr. Whippy sign in height. Click here, for past years' photos.
Connor and Helen can practically lead the Captain Barry's Backbay Cruise - and bonus this year - a photo of Connor and his friend Eamon appears in the brochure. This cruise has provided so many great memories for both me and the kids. As has been noted in these pages before, I take particular pleasure in finding activities that I loved before I had kids, that I love with my kids as well.
Our new au pair was game for the campiness of Captain Barry. She's even smiling at the end!
Up next? The treasure hunt dreamt up by my friend. It's what kept 'Teague fresh for us this year - after 18 years of visiting!