Dana Sibilsky had never really had much experience with any aspect of boating before her visit to Galveston, Texas, but the longtime Pennsylvania native discovered that she felt something of a spark from the first moment she set foot on her great uncle’s fishing boat.
Just one day after her arrival in Galveston, Dana Sibilsky’s uncle, Robert Sibilsky, had convinced her that some time out on the water would do her some good. She had already told him that she had no interest in fishing or waterskiing or tubing or anything else, but he was able to reason with her that just the gentle bobbing of the boat on the water would do her some good.
Rob brought extra fishing poles and some bait just in case, and he had a whole array of tubes and skis already in place on the boat. After a quick trip around Tiki Island in the West Bay of Galveston, Rob settled on a good place for casting his reel and handed Dana Sibilsky a pole in case she wanted to give it a try. She did, and it was almost immediately that felt a tug on her line. She did not know to set the hook and lost whatever was on the end of the line, but that tug was enough to make her want to try again.
So Rob and Dana Sibilsky continued to pass the time out on the bay while fishing and chatting about the rest of their big family, and eventually Dana became curious about the waterski equipment and what tubing might be like. Rob was not surprised and after a bit of discussion, he set up the towrope so that Dana could give tubing a try.
After pulling the tube all over the West Bay, it was clear to Rob that Dana was thoroughly enjoying herself. While she declined to try piloting the boat herself, she decided that she was going to buy a boat of her own, or that she would at least make Galveston a much more frequent destination.