Happy Thanksgiving from the Tropics!



While most of America is looking at a weekend of freezing temperatures, snow storms and cloudy days, we here in South Florida are thankful for the one biggest thing that makes our area great: Tropical weather.

We’ll be basking in the warm sun on Thanksgiving Day, and although a “cold front” is moving across, temperatures on Thursday are expected to be in the 70s during the day, dipping into some unusually cool 60s at night, just to remind us of the weather up north.

A lot of people down here hold traditional Thanksgiving BBQs, or fry their turkey out on the lanai. The Mai Kai in Fort Lauderdale always has Thanksgiving Dinner along with their spectacular Hula show. And of course, many from the great white north come down and hang out on the beach!

We have smoked out turkey on the grill in past years, but usually, (as with this year) Wahini Colleen enjoys cooking the whole, traditional Thanksgiving feast (this is “her” holiday, like Halloween is “mine”). This year we’ll have the pleasure of some last-minute company to share all this food with, along with a few planned Exotic Cocktails (I’m thinking Banana Banshees and Zombies).

Also…now that Halloween season is over and (most of) the spooky decor is down and stowed, I’ll have time to concentrate on more Tiki posts here and on our Retro Tiki Lounge Facebook page!

Aloha and Happy Thanksgiving, you swingin’ kats and kittens! -Tiki Chris, reporting from the carving station at Pirate’s Cove Tiki Bar

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