After we finished discharging our load of black oil at a dock in Port Arthur, TX, we noticed the Santa Tracker on CNN showing Santa coming from the West. So we did what any Santa believing merchant seaman would do. We called for an assist tug to help us maneuver this big old barge off the dock. Our intentions? Head West and meet Santa half way.
We hooked up the tow gear to the barge and maneuvered in front of it and got underway for the Houston, TX area, hoping to arrive at an anchorage there before midnight.
I thought this would be a good time to make some cookies. You have to leave cookies out for Santa, right?
What I mean by "make cookies" is to go to my room and retrieve the cookies I brought with me from home.
I "made them" look good on our decorative serving platter.
I bet you didn't think our big masculine tugboat had a decorative serving tray.
Ohhhh, we do!
I've been known to catch a episode or two of "Top Chef", so I know the importance of plating.
FYI: It's not a good idea to gently place meticulously wrapped cookies in your checked bag at the airport.
Let's me just say the baggage handlers aren't real careful.
Yes, there were casualties.