We are staying in the RV at Lake Conroe for the holiday week. On Thanksgiving we went out on the lake for a late afternoon boat ride and saw some lovely sky on our way back home. In the photo above you can see the sky and its reflection on the water which are fire-like in their color.
It was a fine and interesting Thanksgiving for us. To start out, the turkey that Linda chose for our dinner was pardoned by President Obama, so we were without a bird for dinner. We improvised by inviting our friend George Foreman to join us, and we made do with
steak on Thanksgiving Eve. Yes I know, turkey with the trimmings is really the choice of the day on Thanksgiving, but, let me tell you, a nicely broiled steak is pretty tasty.
Don had to work this week making some repairs to the boat and trailer. It seems that on Tuesday I had some trouble driving the boat onto the trailer. I couldn't figure out how I could have messed up a basic maneuver so badly, but later found out that one of the bunks (support boards) broke and caused the boat to slew. The result was a gash in the hull and a broken trailer.
After the boat repairs, we headed out to Lowes to buy the necessary lumber and indoor-outdoor carpeting for the trailer.
You can see in the "Before" photo, the bunks were already due for re-carpeting, but I had no idea that the wood was compromised. You can see the left bunk is no longer supported in the front and is lower than the one on the right.
The "After" picture shows both bunks have been replaced and carpeted. I am underneath making some final alignment adjustments. I'll re-carpet the rear bunks soon, but not this week.
So when all is said and done, a pretty darn good Thanksgiving with lots to be thankful for. Sure, I had to do some unscheduled repairs. But I am fortunate I have a boat to repair. I am also fortunate I am still able to climb around underneath a trailer to do these things - and get up again. And of course, Linda and I are most thankful for our two new grandchildren who are spending their first Thanksgiving in Pittsburgh with their great-grandparents.
We hope your Thanksgiving was as special to you as ours was to us.