It's time for our biennial Thanksgiving family gathering and for the first time we have returned to the scene of a crime. Six years ago we were at St. George Island on the panhandle of Florida, and this year we decided to try it again.The first wave arrived Saturday and settled in one of our two rental houses. The smaller one, on the beach is a cute 70s era cottage. The only issue is that two of the bedrooms are lofts and open to the living room so privacy and quiet is a bit of a problem. The other house, across the street, is three stories and sleeps 14.
We assign families to the cooking chores most nights but Saturday we just ordered pizza. Sunday night, Kate and Ron and Andy and Stacy produced Chicken Alfredo and an excellent Tuscan soup. Today Ken will smoke two pork loins which we will have tonight with scalloped potatoes, broccoli, green beans, and fruit salad.
We are big board and table games fans. Saturday night we had a lot of tears of laughter with "Telestrations" and last night with a new game "Speak Out" Although the temps this week will be about ten degrees cooler than the last time we were here--high 60s and low 70s--it's still great on the beach. More family will join us tomorrow and Wednesday, at which time we will have 22.
Some random thoughts about writing, camping, and eating.