It's finally the day (and yes we're still doing chores right up till castoff)! It was great to see everyone come out to wish us well and have a mimosa as we cut the line on Jus'CrewZen. And i only teared up a little (for the record).
If you're wondering where I was during all the picture taking festivities.....yep, down below mixing up mimosas.
Thanks Scott for taking the pictures!
We finally saw him off in the distance and got a chance to talk with him, tell him he missed a heck of a party, and exchange email addresses and such. (Ok, I get it, you're probably not finding this that humorous quite yet.) As we're finishing up on channel 68 we hear him say "Liberty back to 1-6......or 1-3, whatever makes the barge captains happy." This made us crack up laughing for a whole five to ten minutes.
Down in Galveston we got to introduce Mike and Sherry to "Bullets". They weren't as good as they normally are b/c they had only been marinading about 24 hours. But they were decent.
Making Bullets (in case you are wondering) is a way that my family cooks deer meat. Backstrap is best, but ham steak will work in a pinch. You marinade it in italian dressing for about 5 days (the acidity in the dressing keeps the meat from going bad). At the end of 5 days you wrap the deer meat in bacon and grill until the meat is a nice medium. Don't overcook or you'll ruin the taste. If you like jalepenos and onions you can put them in the middle to grill as well.
After dinner we settled into our own boats for the night, and on Jus'CrewZen it was SURPRISE......more chores until about midnight. But after midnight it was one last night of snugglin' before Jus'CrewZen would set out on the ICW.