Thursday, December 26, 2013

Twas the Night before Christmas

Boat lit up for Christmas
We have been all setup for Christmas on the boat now for a few weeks.  The harbor we are in has a nice Christmas Boat Parade however it was scheduled for the day we returned from Vacation so we didn't participate.  It was in the 30's the day of the parade and there were only 5 boats that actually showed up.  We did however hang lights the outside of the boat by running colored lights around the entire boat from stem to stern along the pulpits and lifelines.  We also ran white lights inside the cockpit and in the evenings we would play Christmas music through the outside speakers.  We get some foot traffic down where we are from those walking down the street to the local restaurants.  We enjoyed the reactions and also it helped to keep us in the Christmas spirit.

Additionally, we have a very small 2 foot Christmas tree that we decorated and put on a small table in the front of the Salon.
Christmas Garland on Arch in Salon
We hung the stockings from the Port Catches in the Salon and it really made it feel'Christmassy' down below.  Deb also made a  garland string that she hung on the arch between the Salon and NavStation & Galley.  It looks great.

To finish off our Holiday Post, I wanted to show a bit of the Holiday on-board in the video below.
I have heard several different versions of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" but I figured this would be a nice variation to it.
Enjoy the Boating version of the story aboard Last Affair at our Youtube Channel and if you are viewing this on our blog, the video is embedded below.  
(Twas the boating night before Christmas on Last Affair)

Merry Christmas to All and to All a good night

Update - 12/25 (I tend to write these posts a few days prior to the post date, and in this case, I had to update the blog post with some cool news.  My Daughter and her Husband were expecting their daughter to be born on Jan 2 with a planned delivery date due to the baby's position.  Well, it seems that she wanted this year to be her first Christmas.  Mckinlee came into our world on Christmas at 6:47pm at  9 lbs. 11 oz. So cute and such a great Christmas surprise.