Monday, October 14, 2013

Thanksgiving Day

Today was Thanksgiving (not where we were, but where we come from). As such we cooked, ate, then regretted eating so much of, a Thanksgiving feast. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's start at the start...

500+ shark teeth that now sit in a Corona bottle...

Which for me was 9am, which is WAY too early to wake up whilst on vacation. You see, we are on the Chesapeake, which 1.5 million years ago had sharks in it. And mom decided that we can't let those sharks have a respectful memory, instead we have to find the last remaining pieces of them and fill a corona bottle with their teeth. (The teeth wash up on a beach. We go to the beach. We take their teeth. We fill a Corona bottle with their teeth.).

We were amazed by how many sharks teeth we found (500ish) and we were able to fill a third of a beer bottle. Sharks have lots of teeth.

After hunting for a couple hours, we departed from our anchorage, and towards the sketchiest gas dock I have ever seen. We had to pump out our own sewage tank. Ew. Luckily, we got enough diesel to cook a 14 pound turkey.
Delicious turkey...cranberry sauce, gravy, stuffing, peas and potatoes...

You see, most people's ovens (including our own) run on electricity. Which is produced at electrical plants. Unfortunately, our boat is not connected to an electrical plant, so we had to run our generator for 4 hours to cook dinner. 5 hours if you count baking a pumpkin pie.

Even though it was diesel intensive, dinner was awesome. We had the aforementioned turkey, mashed topatoes, peas, stuffing, gravy, and pumpkin pie for desert. And still had leftovers enough to make sandwiches for the following day.

1 comment:

  1. Looks delicious! And sounds a bit like Canadian Thanksgiving Dr. Seuss style, ``Would you, could you, on a boat?" Keep posting! Love to read and catch up! xo Sarah