So Thankful

As we make final departure preparations I must squeeze in a few words about things to be thankful for:
In no special order:
– Two months of projects are done, with only two new issues to resolve
– Spending time with family and friends
– great food and company on Thanksgiving. Awesome pies and we took home some leftovers
– No major injuries or illnesses
– Russ saw an allergist- yippee!!
– The price of fuel is dropping
– My washer/dryer combo unit- love it
– My microwave/convection oven works really well
– Our water pipes didn’t freeze
– Departure day weather looks precip-free
– Adventures lie ahead in the months and years to come

Bonny received her spa treatment despite the cold, windy day available to make that happen. “Wipe New” is as good as its name; just keep it away from the painted sections. That blue painter’s tape came in handy for help with that.

One wipe and wow!

One wipe and wow!

Brrrrr

Brrrrr

You may not be surprised to see that we relented and opted for a special license plate to complement Bonny’s.

New CT Long Island Sound license plate

New CT Long Island Sound license plate

Notice that CT makes a poor choice with the term “camper” plates but cleverly fits in the word. Opted for locking screws, of course.

Installed new roof vent covers which allow for greater air flow than the old ones

Installing new roof vent covers which allow for greater air flow than the old ones

 

David and Matt carve that big bird!

David and Matt carve that big bird!

 

Cleverly named cheese. Do you get it?

Cleverly named cheese. Do you get it?

Much happiness aboard when Benj arrived safely; first at David’s for Thanksgiving feasting. Although I noticed we don’t consume quite as much (pie especially) as we used to, but Seth, Matt and Benj sure ate their share.

Our last four Thanksgivings were spent with 100-plus other cruisers in Vero Beach where most us sat safely on moorings, rafted together so that no one was without a place to be.

Being with our family (missing those in CA and MA as well as those who have passed on) was simply wonderful and we treasure every moment, for who knows where we’ll be next year.

Benj brought us a goodie bag filled with treats he knew we’d love. Dark Chocolate Quinoa cubes, dark chocolate kissed mango slices, the cheese pictured and more.

One last note: this is posting number 401. This means, dear reader, that you may have read 400 posts before this one. Wow! If you even read 25% of them, that’s pretty amazing. Thanks for being a follower or stopping by once in a while. Now that we’ll be traveling the high ways instead of the high seas I can’t predict much except that we can cover as many miles in one hour as we did in one day. See you down south!

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