Friday, November 29, 2013

Community Feast

Vero Beach, Florida

What a great day.   We had as many as 150 people at the cruisers Thanksgiving pot luck dinner yesterday.   Things worked well.

  • The marina donated the venue, a very nice house at the south end of the anchorage.  The nature down there is great, and Everglades-like.
  • The local CLODS (Cruisers Living on Dirt) donated 7 turkey and 5 hams (all cooked).
  • At the end, everybody ate their fill yet there were not many leftovers.  Matching the quantity of food with the number of people at a pot luck event is not easy.
  • The weather was delightful.
In addition to the cruiser friends we knew would be there, we had a few surprises.  

One couple had met Libby at the Harris Teeter supermarket in New Bern, and the wife had been one of my students in the Excel classes I taught at the New Bern Library.

A second couple we met years ago at Valcour Island on Lake Champlain.   We spent several days there sitting out bad weather, and we were the only two boats around.  We got friendly and invited them over for drinks and to tour a "real cruising boat"  Now they are cruising themselves.

Libby won one of the door prizes.  She got a basket with wine, crackers, cheese and chocolate -- a mobile party.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

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