Thanksgiving Day 2012
We have a lot to be thankful for here on Silver Lining. We are so blessed to be where we are, doing what we are doing. We have not forgotten all of you who helped and encouraged us to follow our dreams- we are so thankful to have you in our lives!
Although we are out of the country, don’t think for a second that we’d miss the opportunity to celebrate the other half of Thanksgiving too – the food! We teamed up with Lee and Serena from Solent and went on a Thanksgiving Day hunt… hunting coconuts, that is.
The boys hacked open the coconuts to get at the meat and we mixed the coconut water with Malibu and pineapple juice. Not exactly a traditional Thanksgiving drink, but we had to have some tropical touch with our meal. Mid-way through our drizzly hunt, the rain really started to coming down. Our manly men decided to build us a little palm hut to keep the women folk dry…
After the coco hunt, we decided to wash the mud off ourselves with a swim although it was still pouring rain. We usually swim out past the small breakers so we can float atop the nice easy rollers farther out, but our leisurely float got a little rough when the waves suddenly picked up and started breaking over us. We were still having fun, but one wave in particular gave me a nice full-body exfoliation as it smeared me across the soft sandy bottom.
Once we’d recovered from our swim, we began the cooking.
Admittedly, Elan and I were feeling a little nostalgic about being away from our families on this holiday. Thanksgiving is always a big family affair for both of us, and this is our first major holiday away from home on this trip.
In other news…
Speaking of being thankful… I have just finished putting together a new page on the blog dedicated to Silver Lining’s restoration process. I’ve been promising pictures to some of you for… about as long as we have had the boat. Although we are never truly done improving the boat, I am thankful that it has come as far as it has! I hope you enjoy seeing the fast-forward version of the transformation. The page is located here.