Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving week

We arrived on Tuesday at Eastern Shore Marine, which is a working boatyard with boat slips.  We are about 3 miles from the town of Fairhope and about 15 miles by car across the bay to Mobile.  Fairhope is a quaint upscale downtown with lots of shops.  They have a full time horticulturalist, so the flowers and decorations are fantastic.  Duke has had lots of fun with Sabastian and his sister Paisley.

They are the official dogwalkers for all of us with pets.  The photo includes one of Duke's favorite companions, Skipper, a Portugese water dog.

On Thanksgiving day, Bob and Vicki Riggs opened up their home to all of the loopers (about 30 of us).  They provided turkey, ham and wine, and each of us brought a potluck dish.  The food was fantastic....I know I gained 5 pounds! 

We've been here since Thursday because of weather.  It is unlikely that we will be able to leave until Tuesday or Wednesday.  At that time we will head for the intracoastal waterway toward Florida.  We hope to stop at Lulu's (a restaurant owned by Jimmy Buffet's sister) along the way.  Our first night will probably be in Orange Beach, AL where we will have some electronics work done.  Then we will proceed to Carabelle and wait for a weather window for crossing the gulf. 

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