Packing away the massive amount of food into bins and into the
trailers took a couple of hours! It was also the boy's first
exposure to the effective leadership style of Stephanie and Kelly.
Above are copies of the provisions list, showing what we brought
along with us. We certainly were not left wanting!
Everybody chipped in, and things could not have gone smoother.
After getting everything packed onto the Jolly II Rover, we were about to
make lunch when the crew of the Fury (next to us at the dock) called over.
They explained that they'd cancelled their afternoon cruise, and offered us
all of their food at no cost. They certainly didn't have to ask twice.
We filled ourselves with fried chicken, cold
cut sandwiches, and salads. Great people, and the 2nd time
strangers were generous to the scouts for food (the first being at
LaGuardia with pizza).
Cooking on the ship was pretty straight forward.
The meals were already planned out, and
Evan had written up a roster of assignments before we left Sea
On the upper rear deck, one set of seats would raise up to
provide access to propane stoves, suitable for nearly all of our
cooking needs. And if that wasn't enough, there was also a gas
grill we could use to cook the burgers, grilled chicken, and steaks.
Mr. Mojave had the honor of
serving as the ship's chaplain, and gave grace before every meal
(and a dandy job he did).
Wednesday we had shore leave
on Key West. After spending an
afternoon poking around town in various groups, we re-gathered at
Half Shell Raw Bar where we had reservations for the 19 of us.
In addition to whatever everybody ordered on their
own, we also shared 3-4 buckets of steamed clams!
Life is good!
"Happy Spoon" is the term for eating the final few bites
of a meal so there is less to clean up. Remember, a scout is thrifty.
Sandwiches on the road, courtesy of Delta
at LaGuardia airport
breakfast at the Marriott
from gas station along the route
pork & vegs with chocolate cake
chicken and cold cuts aboard the Fury
Grilled chicken sandwiches
Salisbury steaks, mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy
Cereal, pop tarts, fruit
Sandwiches, etc, on the dock at Key West
food dinner at Raw Half Shell
toast and sausage
cut sandwiches and mac & cheese
Burgers & salad & leftovers
Pancakes & ham & cheese scrambled eggs
Toasted cheese sandwiches and more mac & cheese
steak dinner with mashed taters & vegs
breakfast with fruit
in town during shore leave (most ate key lime pie)
crab cakes, mahi-mahi- pulled pork, key lime pie
I almost forgot. It turns out that the week immediately prior
to our trip, one of the T14 Alumni scouts (who shall remain nameless)
had his 21st birthday. So, on Wednesday after leaving the scouts
in the good hands of the crew, some of us went back into Key West to
visit a quiet little place
to enjoy some peanuts.