Monday, December 26, 2011


Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 25º43.533N | 80º84.321W

Merry Christmas from Miami!

When you're far from home, you make merry how you can. We gathered free boughs ...

for the dinghy bow's Charlie Brownish tree ...

and gathered our friends from Jessie Marie and Anastasia ...

for a most non-traditional Christmas Eve progressive appetizer/caroling extravaganza.

Between stops for apps at each other's boats, we lashed the three dinghies together and toured the sprawling Dinner Key mooring field in our makeshift, unwieldy trimaran, caroling and tossing candy canes to puzzled boaters. Not sure what our victims thought, but we had a merry, hilarious outing.

We ended the evening with proof there's a kid in all of us: POPCORN BALLS ...
I never saw people so excited over popcorn balls!
... and flying tissue wishes, where you write your wish on a piece of tissue paper, roll it in a cylinder, light it and watch it fly away. (If you've never heard of this magical silliness, there's a video on YouTube.)

Christmas Day is in our grasp
so long as we have hands to clasp

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