Friday, November 27, 2009


Lucky us! We scored big time coming here!

If I can be serious though....the hospitality the town folk of St Marys has shown the 90 boats that came here for Thanksgiving is totally overwhelming. It began on Tuesday, when we arrived, with a welcome "Pain Killer"* party. Wednesday they organized a tag team of vans to take everyone who wanted to go to the mall to shop, or do laundry, or do just whatever they needed. Then, that evening there was a huge party at the local pub with an oyster bake.

The best, however, was saved for yesterday....Thanksgiving day. Everyone brought a pot luck dish and the locals volunteered their time and donated turkeys and we all gathered at the local pub to sit down to a fabulous dinner. Then, just when we felt that there couldn't possibly be more, they had a band playing in the beautiful waterfront park that evening. We even limbered up our stiff cruiser joints with dancing.

Today we are leaving and heading over to Cumberland Island, another recommended spot.

1.Waterfront Park - St. Marys, Georgia
2.The private yacht moored in front of us. Check out the mooring ball!

* Painkiller: Two parts orange juice, one part pineapple juice, one part rum, and a teaspoon of coconut cream. Blend, serve over ice, sprinkle with nutmeg.

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