Bridgepointe Marina Thanksgiving

Bridgepointe Marina Thanksgiving

Marina events are usually put on by residents of the marina.  This event topped the charts in terms of attendees and food. Thanks go to Tim and Lyle for getting everything going and coordinated for the Bridgepointe Marina Thanksgiving.  You guys did a great job!  We also want to thank the marina itself for allowing us to get together and socialize and enjoy the day.

Great People, and So Much Food

The festivities began around 15:00 as people began trickling in to the clubhouse.  There were about 30-40 people at this year’s celebration and more food that we have ever seen in a single place. Many boaters prepared dishes, resulting an a massive spread.  And in case you didn’t know this secret, boaters are some of the best cooks in the world.

Taking Venus and Sagira For A Run

After dropping off our dishes, I went back to the boat and got the dogs knowing that Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday.  Previously, we took some pictures with the pups on deck while waiting for our food to cook.  Although it was chilly outside, I knew the dogs wouldn’t want to miss Thanksgiving Dinner for the world.  Plus, they are wearing fur coats, so up the dock we went.  Knowing there was going to be a lot of food, I decided to take the girls out to the field to let them get a little exercise.  Chances were god that neither Shannon nor I would be able to take them after we ate.

Sagira and Venus getting their pre-festivity run
Sagira and Venus getting their pre-festivity run
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Patiently waiting... such good girls
Patiently waiting… such good girls

Sagira licking those chops
Sagira licking those chops
Setup

After returning from the dog walk, we met Deedee and Eric cooking outside the dock-house.  Since they had already prepared several dishes, they were kind enough to give us a preamble of what was to come.

Eric and Deedee cooking station
Eric and Deedee’s cooking station

Eric
Eric

Balsamic Brussel Sprouts
Balsamic Brussel Sprouts

Bacon-wrapped artichoke hearts
Bacon-wrapped artichoke hearts

Deedee and Eric's Turkey
Deedee and Eric’s Turkey

Eric and Bacon
Eric and Bacon

Deedee and Eric from SV Charisma
Deedee and Eric from SV Charisma

Shannon and bacon
Shannon and bacon

A happy boy with a bacon-wrapped turkey leg
A happy boy with a bacon-wrapped turkey leg

Keeping the food warm
Keeping the food warm

Bacon-wrapped Turkey being "carved"
Bacon-wrapped Turkey being “carved”
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Spicy sausage and beans, biscuits
Spicy sausage and beans, biscuits

QP and Margo
QP and Margo

Ken and Mary
Ken and Mary
Getting Started

Meanwhile, a couple people were running late, so everyone decided to go ahead and start with the salads, and other appetizers.  We could have probably stopped eating after this course, but we wanted to taste everything.  We were ready to get our BridgePointe Marina Thanksgiving “eat” on!

DeeDee and Margo
DeeDee and Margo putting the plan together

Shannon & Shawn at the Bridgepoint Marina Thanksgiving Dinner
Shannon & Shawn

Lee from SV Etoile de Mer, with Willard, Gary, Susan, Trevor, and Jean
Lee from SV Etoile de Mer, with Willard, Gary, Susan, Trevor, and Jean

Dave and Michi
Dave and Michi

That smile!
That smile!

Shannon & Deedee
Shannon & Deedee

Working on Appetizers
Working on Appetizers

Shannon & Willard from SV Freya
Shannon & Willard from SV Freya
The Full Spread

Amazingly, there was more food at this event than either of us had ever seen before.


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BridgePointe Marina Thanksgiving BridgePointe Marina Thanksgiving
 
Let the Carnage Begin… Again

Now that all of the food had arrived, we commenced to our next round at the food table.

More and more food arriving
Bringing the food in

Those were the bacon-wrapped scallops, I believe. Yum
Eric with even more food

Gary
Gary

Shannon, Deedee, and Margo
Shannon, Deedee, and Margo

Shannon and Lee, from SV Etoile de Mer
Shannon and Lee, from SV Etoile de Mer

Michi from MV Wet Dreamzzz, and QP from SV Freya
Michi from MV Wet Dreamzzz, and QP from SV Freya

Eric and Deedee
Eric and Deedee
 
On and on and…

Shannon, QP, Jean, Willard, Trevor, and Shawn
Shannon, QP, Gene, Willard, Trevor, and Shawn
 
   

Eric
Eric

Howard from SV L'Chaim, To Life
Howard from SV L’Chaim, To Life

Lyle from MV Da's Dream
Lyle from MV Da’s Dream

Plate #2 for Shawn
Plate #2 for Shawn

Shannon, Trevor, Jean, and QP
Shannon, Trevor, Jean, and QP
 
Aftermath

As we all sat in our newly formed food comas, Frank played guitar.  Meanwhile, Susan and QP had a little dance.  Everyone seemed to have enjoyed themselves and there were no shortages of full-belly moans.  Finally, we cleaned up, packed up and divvied out the leftovers, and headed back to our boats for a well-earned nap.

Mary and Margo
Mary and Margo

Margo, Mary, and Tim
Margo, Mary, and Tim
 

Thanks again to everyone that attended making this celebration such a smashing success.  We are grateful for the opportunity to have met and become friends with so many of you.  We hope you enjoy these snapshots from the Bridgepointe Marina Thanksgiving celebration.  Now that I have officially hit my winter weight, I’m going to go take a long nap.

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