Deep Southern Fried Thanksgiving
For the second year in a row now, we've been invited to my step-dad's sister Patty's Thanksgiving party in Osteen Florida, on the banks of the St Johns River.... AKA... "BFE"... "the boonies".... if there was a place that would be labeled the definition of the "Deep South"... this is it.
The thing I like most about going out to Patty's is that there is so many entertaining things out there. Never a dull moment. Patty's husband Alan decided to give my uncle Dave a ride on his dog laden jeep (these people have about a dozen dogs.. each with their own individual bed in their massive bedroom)
Above is a shot of my uncle in the passenger seat..
we followed them down to the docks where we boarded a pontoon boat to ride around the St Johns...
Dave looking dashing...
We arrived at a little spot where Patty said they spend their evenings together watching the sun set.. and drinking wine... sounds good to me!
Wasnt much long after we got there that Alan and Dave showed up out of the swamps.. dogs and all...
..no... theyre not spoiled at all...
After all the excitement Dave and I decided to have a moment swinging on the swinging chair that hangs from a giant old oak..
My step-dad and Uncle Dave hanging out by the same tree...
One of Patty and Alan's many wonderful toys...
My sister, taking a picture of me taking a picture of her.
Dave, my sis, my uncle and my step dad hanging out by Willy's cage..
More of Patty and Alans critters..
Let us not forget the reason we were here!!!!
The deep fried TURKEY!
As you can see... this job has been claimed "man work".
My uncle, being very excited at the prospect of fried turkey... it is indeed very exciting!
It aint the most beautiful bird.. but OMG you will never put a more wonderful piece of turkey in your mouth. If I'd been left alone with it... I guarantee there would have been no stopping me devouring the whole thing. Turkey crack I tell you!
If you ever get a chance to have deep fried turkey... take it. Nothing beats it... nothing.
And... I leave you with this moment of zen.