Annette and I departed Bull River with a plan to stop in Beaufort SC. It is a place we really wanted to visit because all we have read made it sound very inviting as a potential next home after Arlington, VA. Sadly the weather man had made other plans for us so we will need to make that visit at a later date. We had the choice of spending at least 3 days in Beaufort with cold and rain or we come to Hilton Head and spend 3 days in the cold and rain celebrating Thanksgiving with our friends Frank & MaryMarie of Eleanor Q. It was a no brainer as far as we were concerned!
Anchor was up at first light and we were on our way. We were in a bit of race against the weather but had plenty of margin in case things got too treacherous. Of course the only point of concern was the LAST 5 miles where we needed to cross Port Royal Sound which was open to the ocean. I was able to radio and ahead and confirm the Sound was in surprisingly good shape so we made the transit on schedule and without incident.
MaryMarie had spent time on Hilton Head and was anxious to show her haunts! She had a arranged a rental car and invited along for the adventure. It was great fun and we all caught up on some shopping as well.
If hopping around Hilton Head was not enough fun we had to get back to the boat for the traditional Tennar/Baker Family wine tasting. Sadly this year we were not in New Jersey to participate so we conducted the tasting via Skype. Though we certainly missed our holiday tradition in person, we made up for it the best we could!
Thanksgiving morning we awoke to a bright sunny day anticipating our fabulous Thanksgiving feast. It sure was a feast! The ladies split up the dishes and brought together a fabulous dinner feast. We had Turkey, Stuffing, Corn, Sweet Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Fresh Cranberries Apple Pie and Pumpkin Pie. (I apologize if I forgot anything ladies!)
Both Magnolia and Eleanor Q will getting underway in the morning and with some luck and support from the weatherman we will be in FL by mid week!
Annette and I would like to wish all of you and very special Thanksgiving!
PS Frank & MaryMarie we would not have missed the day for anything in the world!
PSS MaryMaries blog can be found at: http://eleanorq.wordpress.com/