Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

We've heard about the St Marys' Boaters Thanksgiving in Georgia for years but it has never worked into our plans. So this year we decided to make an effort to be there. If you are not familiar with the event, residents of the town of St Marys cook turkeys and hams, the local restaurant/hotel opens its doors, boaters bring side dishes and desserts, and a huge Thanksgiving dinner is served. We're told that as many as 200 boats have shown up in the past. This year there was about 50 boats with 103 people.

We dropped off our food and began lining up to go in around 12:30 pm. There was a long line of boaters waiting by the time the doors opened at 1:00 pm.

The line moves quickly as plates are filled and everyone finds a place in the hotel restaurant, bar, or lobby. As usually happens at potlucks, everyone brings one of their best dishes. No one went hungry. Unfortunately, the canine crew was not allowed so they had to wait patiently onboard for their Thanksgiving dinner. But by about 3:30 pm we were back on aboard with the crew.

They started lining up for their Thanksgiving dinner around 4:30 pm.

By 4:32 pm dinner was served. Mommy served one of her best dishes - well, Dylan and Dee Dee thought so anyway. By 4:33 pm dinner was complete. Now we can relax and think about the things we are really thankful for.

The whole aCappella crew wishes everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!


Unknown said...

Happy Thanksgiving! We have friends on the S/V Autumn Borne having Tday in St.Marys. They said the weather has been "interesting". Elaine and I hope you had a great day. Give the pups a big Thanksgiving Hug from us!
Fair winds & Smooth sailing,
Elaine & Lawrence S/V Elle & I

Brigadier said...

At least the kids didn't have to wait in line long, haha. Sounds like a great event and one that we are sure to check out when we finally get our boat. Stay sharp Folks and safe journey.