Saturday, November 26, 2011

Rum & Stone's...

November 25, 2011

After our Turkey sedation finally wore off,
 we slept in (gotta get out of this habit!), enjoyed coffee in the cockpit(gotta make this more of a habit!),
  did our morning chores like fill the water tanks...tidy up...etc...
Got ourselves cleaned up & headed to 

Railean's Rum Openhouse
Eagle Point Distillery
San Leon, TX
Kelly was having an Openhouse to share her local Rum & Agave Spirits!

Then we hopped in the 'zip-zip' car & headed to Bryan/College Station to have a very
Short but Sweet visit with our daughter & son-in-love,
 Chrissy & Micheal, 
and our dear friends & Micheal's Grandparents,
Grady & Nancy.

We visited for a bit at their hotel before dinner. We brought Chrissy a Railean Rum Distillery Chef's Apron & a Kelly Railean signed bottle of Blue Agave Spirits for Micheal.

We went to really nice restaurant for dinner...had a great time!!

Late nite getting back to OWT! We were so tired. I slept most of the way home.
 Thankfully my Hubby & Love of my life can stay awake after overeating & drive  us home!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Our First Thanksgiving on Our Way Too!

November 24, 2011

Happy Anniversary Kim & Larry!!
(I finally have the date least I was 2 days early instead of 2 days late!)

Happy Thanksgiving Family & Friends!!

I am thankful for so much in my life...
God as my Savior,
My faithful Husband & Best Friend
My Family
My Friends
My Health
Our Way Too!
the vessel that will safely accompany us to live our Dream!

I could go on & on & on...
The Blessings in my life are daily & the list is long!

We slept in & woke up this morning to a quiet beautiful sunny day with our coffee in the cockpit of 
Our Way Too!
We decided to start preparations for our ~Thanksgiving Dinner~ so that we could eat early afternoon.

 (an actual 'Bird' IF we could stuff it into OWT's oven!)
 (Stovetop - Hey...we can't be too fancy here!)
~Mashed Potatoes~
(Idahoan Instant-stockin' up on these babies for cruzin'! EZ & YUM)
(Out of a jar-tasted just fine)
~Sweet Potatoes~
(Bake in Microwave)
(Whole Kernel-heat & eat)
(No baking required!)
~Cranberry Sauce~
(Jellied kind...just for Dean!)
~Cherry Pie~
(No...I did not bake it myself...but it was warm when I bought it!)

Because this was a moving week we really did keep it simple & easy. But we were able to stuff (just barely) a 12 pound Turkey Bird into the galley oven!
The Bird is almost done!!
I have decided we will shoot for a 10 pound next time! Dean thought he was gonna have to beat the bird down to fit it in there! 
We enjoyed a blessed, wonderful, relaxing day, cooking together...
Carving the Turkey!
Husband & Wife...
A Toast to our 1st Thanksgiving aboard Our Way Too!
Captain & First Mate...
Best Friends & Cruising Partners Forever & Ever!!

Would you believe we were sooooooo full??!! We even forgot to nuke the sweet potatoes and make the stuffing!! Never even realized it til we were doing up the dishes!
 I picked the Bird clean for leftovers then walked over and joined our new marina friends...
Cory & Tammy~S/V Menestheus~ (recently engaged & liveaboards too!),
  up in the clubhouse for the last quarter of the Cowboys game, dessert, & the latest 'Pirates of the Caribbean-On Stranger Tides' movie.

We truely wish ya'll are blessed beyond measure on this Thanksgiving Day!!