Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving in Vero

Vero Beach
27.39.56 N 080 22.27 W

Thanksgiving is perhaps the USA's best holiday. It is the best day of the year to be with family. It is the one day of the year that we most regret being on the boat instead of with our family. Oh well, that doesn't mean we must be depressed and not have fun.

The weather here in Vero was splendid today. Perfect temperatures, blue sky and lots of sun. In the morning I went to the beach and waded barefoot in the surf for a while. It felt great.

This afternoon was the time for the annual cruiser's Thanksgiving pot luck dinner. Libby worked through the morning to help set it up, then she returned to the boat and cooked a turkey in the pressure cooker. I think it was our first attempt at that. It worked well. The turkey came out moist and flavorful.

A few years ago the pot luck dinner was a near disaster. That was because the food ran out before the line of hungry people had been fed their first serving. I think everybody remembers that, and they won't let that happen again. Today there was lots of food. Those who wished were able to get second plate fulls. It was a great success. Many thans to Deb and Bob who organized it.

I took some pictures. The slideshow is here.



1 comment:

  1. Lots and lots of cruisers here in st Augustine but no cohesive thanksgiving ,and most of the shops and ale places where we could have watched a football game were closed ....so grateful tone aboard our boat with each other and Tiller.wonderful pork roast,sweet potato & love. libby...you cut your hair! Looks beUtiful. Facility look unfamiliar.we thought dinner buffet was in laundry room. This looks like fun and is on the schedule for next year. Love you. Hope to see you. On the road tomorrow..
    Margaret ,Don & Tiller

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