Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Memories Are Made of This! Dolphin Crusing

What a fabulous day we had today!  Granpa piggy-backed Ashlyn and off we went for breakfast to a local spot called Joe and Eddies for yummy down home country breakfasts.  

The weather was absolutely perfect and we decided to take the children out for a "Dolphin Cruise."  Some people had told us good luck seeing any, but we had a fantastic experience.  They actually found several pods of dolphin and we spent quite some time taking pictures and watching their antics.  They even "surfed" along the wake of the boat as we finally left to head back into the harbor. For some reason my computer is not letting me download some of the pictures from the trip.  I had some nice ones of the dolphins jumping and swimming alongside the boat...oh well, perhaps tomorrow I will have better luck. But the memories we made today will last a lifetime.

The cruise was informative, the weather and seas were perfect, and we all had a marvelous time!
I love our "alternative" Thanksgiving vacations.  

We went to the Sexton Seafood Market to pick up some fresh gulf shrimp for our Low Country Boil this morning.  Their selection of seafood is phenomenal!  Those fish in the back of the picture were positively huge....well over 20 pounds!  We picked up our shrimp as well as some stone crab claws that I just couldn't resist!  The place is so well run and positively immaculate.  We will go back there again.

This evening before dinner we went to see the movie Arthur was funny for both adults and children and the girls loved it.  After the movie we decided to have dinner at Kevin's favorite place...McGuires Irish Pub.  Oh my the food is wonderful there, but the portions are positively huge.  What in the world were we thinking with Thanksgiving being tomorrow?  But, it was delicious, I must admit.

Tomorrow we will be having Thanksgiving Dinner at Harbor Docks.  The owner of this restaurant sponsors a "free" Thanksgiving Dinner every year...taking donations for Habitat for Humanity.  I love this idea of giving something back to the community, and I absolutely love this community.  So tomorrow we will have the traditional turkey and dressing meal, and Friday we will do our Low Country Boil.  

We had dinner last night at the Marina Cafe.  It is right on the harbor and has a marina right outside the windows.  The views of the sunset over the harbor are fabulous, and the food is some of the best you will ever have.  They serve sushi in the bar, but the restaurant has a really upscale menu including several choices of local seafood that is out of this world!  The yellow edged grouper is magnificent.  I recommend this place for a peaceful, relaxing date.
Well, it has been a long and exciting day, and I am sure I will have more to share tomorrow.  Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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