Monday, November 30, 2015

Thanksgiving in Florida!

"I just want to be in Florida by the weekend" was all Ron had been saying for the last week. As we were trudging along through some of the shallowest and sketchiest parts of the ICW, that was our goal. We weren't sure it would happen, some of our days were cut short due to tides, current and shoaling along the ICW, a real test of patience at times. But we had a couple days of good motor-sailing in a favorable current and made up some time, enough so that by early afternoon on Thanksgiving day we were pulling in to Fernandina Beach Florida!

Getting to Florida a little early came with a cost, a big one. We passed by Cumberland Island. I know, how could we? I didn't want to but we were so close to Florida that it was hard to stop. We'll just have to come back at another time and really check out the place. Plus, there are other parks and sites nearby I'd like to see that we couldn't make it to. Can't have it all, right?


Soaking in some Florida sunshine
After talking with our families, we decided a little way late to actually do some sort of Thanksgiving meal ourselves. So what did that get us? Canned yams, canned cranberry sauce and Stovetop stuffing mixed with canned turkey. If we had planned a little better I'm sure we could have really done it up but at 8 o'clock at night, this 20 minute meal was just what we needed.
Happy Thanksgiving from Florida!!

8 comments:

  1. So glad that you guys made it!

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  2. Fernandina is a fantastic place. So glad you made it to Florida! Cumberland will still be there later.
    It's finally warm in Savannah. Feel free to turn around and come for a visit. :)

    Have fun out there!

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  3. At least you had good beer, Yuengling!

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    1. That is something we pretty much always have! ;) We can't get it in MI so since we hit OH and have been able to get it, it's a staple aboard.

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  4. You should make a list of places you liked and places you missed and places you want to miss. Makes great planning. So many places they tend to fade after a while. A little journal keeps places in their places so to speak. You are getting really really close to crystal clear waters swimsuit days. Ken

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    1. That's what the blog is for ;) I really don't have a list of places I want to miss...too many times we've had great times in places others have said to skip. I think my OCD tendencies are totally out the window with cruising, we're just going with the flow (literally) now!

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