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Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Turkey Day!!

We have so much to be thankful for!! We had a great Thanksgiving, together with family and good friends, some of whom flew in, and others came by boat. Our dear friends Kim and Al and their two kids blasted over from Pompano, FL in their new 35' Scarab, Short Circuit, in good conditions despite a lot of rain. It was startling to hear them hail OBB so soon after they'd left...we're not used to going fast, but they made it in just under 3 hours!

With the nasty weather, we were indeed lucky we'd decided to rent the house for the day...it was lovely, with a large kitchen, and a huge dining room, great room and master bedroom, with two guest cottages on either side of a gorgeous infinity pool overlooking the Atlantic to the west. Ron and Karyn moved Equinox to the house dock on the canal, so as to have the provisions and foodstuffs at hand, then cooked, prepped and baked all afternoon. With the boat oven out of commission, we made do between the convection microwaves (one aboard, one in the house) and the house oven. While the convection oven in the house sped things along a bit faster than Karyn expected, it still worked out. It was touch and go for a bit there regarding the timing of all the food, but it came together beautifully!

The cooks!

Al, in his element, carving the turkey

New recipes came through, supplementing family favorites, which everyone thoroughly enjoyed while the wine flowed. We ended up with a crowd of 16, from teens to adults, and it was a great time, with everyone delighting in the comeraderie of the company assembled. A heartfelt thank you to all for the friendship, love and togetherness! It was a fabulous feast!

The whole group, feasting!

The ladies, post dinner

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