Friday, November 24, 2006

One Sea-sick Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving! We give our best wishes to everyone as they gather with their families and feast to their heart's content. People have asked if we had any special plans for today. Well, the turkey that we've kept cooped up in the cabin is pretty sea sick, so I think we'll spare him. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any freeze-dried turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy when we were provisioning. But we will give thanks as we're eating our pickled eggs and spam tonight. In fact Walid and I put together a top-ten list of what we are most thankful for at this very moment. Drum roll please...

10) GPS technology; Even though Columbus did it first using the stars, we'd much rather have Garmin covering our backs.

9) Dog-bowl technology; We eat all of our meals out of them. Nearly indestructible and they do not tip over.

8) Long-lasting deodorant; Although Walid seems to prefer au' natural.

7) Sticky-back tape...even better than the original! If only they could make entire sails out of this stuff!

6) The quarantine chamber that is now keeping the stench of Walid's socks out of the main cabin.

5) The untippable, indestructible, incredible mugs that we almost didn't buy.

4) Staying afloat; Only a thin layer of balsa wood and fiberglass keeping us above five miles of ocean.

3) Our "Heavy Weather Sailing for Dummies" handbook; Never leave port without it!

2) Bob; Our faithful auto-pilot that keeps us on course and braves the storms.

And the number one reason we give thanks on this day is...

1) Our loving families and friends; We are very fortunate to have the support and encouragement of our wonderful families and friends. We love reading your emails and the fact that you are keeping us in your thoughts.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you never saw my note added a few days ago that was added clear down under the heading "comment", I am a friend of your mom's and I met you several times. Once at Tye wedding. Any how I am not sure about you e-mails (how to) but Top ten Thanks to God is Love.

Friday, November 24, 2006 8:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the "thanks" for support from your family. Okay, Shane, do you REALLY think your mother is supporting you on this voyage? Ha! Love, Mom

Friday, November 24, 2006 3:29:00 PM  

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