Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Dinner

We're docked in St. Petersburg for a few weeks, including Christmas thru New Years. We walked downtown on Saturday to the farmers market for some fresh veggies, interesting lunch and some good live Irish music. The weather has been fantastic, every day in the low 80's & sunny. We did buy a few strings of Christmas lights to string up in the main cabin along with some ornaments, stockings and Chris' moms bells.

We went to one of the finest waterfront restaurants in all of St. Petersburg for Christmas dinner. We ordered Ribeye Roast for two; with mushroom sauce, potatoes & fresh seasoned asparagus and a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon. It was fantastic! The meat melted in our mouths like butter. The mushroom sauce was soooo tasty & the fresh asparagus was perfect! The wine added to the perfection of the meal. And to top it off, we shared a bit of a special Christmas desert of Peppermint stick ice cream! WOW, what a great meal. Worth every bit of $200!
But we didn't pay $200...Chris prepared it in the galley aboard s/v Freedom! We eat like royalty thanks to chef Christine's excellent skills!!

We have visitors coming Monday & Tuesday. So we'll do some socializing early in the week and then get back to the long list of projects that we need to knock off. New Years has several options. There is a party at the marina restaurant or we can go down to the public pier for a big bash. We'll play it by ear. At least we won't need to worry about freezing rain that seems to materialize every New Years up north.

Hope you had a very Merry Christmas like we did!


  1. Hey Ed. I just read about you on b-roll. Congrats on making such a wonderful decision. Great. you are really living the dream. I wanted to do this for years, but just never did. I used to own as Swan (until my ex-wife ran her up on the rocks at Cuttyhunk) and that ended that - in so many ways. Have a great time. Just fantastic. Incredibly jealous. -Michael Rosenblum

  2. Hello Ed and Chris - glad you had a safe trip down. Enjoy the life and have a very peaceful and happy new year. Let us know when younstsrt heading to the virgin islands.

  3. HI Ed & Chris, Just a note to wish you a "Happy New Year" and smoothe sailing in 2012. We are leaving for KW Jan 20 - March 3. Enjoying your blog very much. TomB

  4. great post Ed and Chris. Loved the surprise ending. Best wishes, Jeff and Mary.