After the Illinois River subsided some, making boating down the river safer, the U.S. Coast Guard opened up enough of the down stream waters enabling us to leave Joliet. We…
While waiting for the turkey to cook we took the dinghy down for a tour of the harbor and a walk on the beach. It was the perfect day. Just a slight breeze, no bugs and lots of sunshine. We stuck our toes in the Gulf and squished our toes in the fine, white sand.
Once settled into our anchorage Lisa prepared a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, home-made pumpkin pie, stuffing, gravy and mashed potatoes.
We put the roaster on the back deck to keep the heat and moisture out of the boat which also left more room in the kitchen to prepare everything else. The temperature today was in the high seventies and we were able to have the doors and windows open all day and into the night. We got our small little Christmas tree out and put the mini lights on. It added to the mood of the day in our little home on the water.
Jim watched the Lions loose and we both called family to chat. It was a very special way to spend the day, one we’ll never forget, however, we both agreed we would prefer to be with our families on Thanksgiving to share with them everything we are thankful for.