*Update 1/1/14: We drew a winner – congratulations to Jody & Peter from Punta Gorda, FL!
Hello everyone! Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and holiday season in general. We love this time of year and even though we celebrate it differently than we ever had, the season is as festive as ever. In fact, we’ve decorated the mast with care and we have no chimney for the big man to navigate so we’re basically good to go. It’s a bit strange to see palm trees decorated with lights and suffer no seasonal chill in the air but we are in full bore aboard Vacilando. We are ever grateful for the family, friends and gifts we are continually blessed with. On that note, we received an amazing gift from the folks at Aerobie!
Now you may remember a previous post “Won’t Leave Home Without ‘Em” where Mel and I extolled the virtues of several things we would never leave the dock without and our Aero Press Coffee Maker was one that both of us felt we couldn’t do without. I will say again, this little gem works like a charm and produces the most exquisite cup-o-joe you could ever want. Forget your Starbucks coffee maker with the cute-little, plastic containers of coffee that end up costing you about six-dollars a cup if you can find them once you run out. The Keurig “brewing system?” Pshaw… Fuh-get-about-it! Hot water, great espresso coffee (our favorite is Illy Ground Espresso) and your AeroPress is all you need. Here’s how it works, heat the water (about 175 degrees is about perfect), put the paper filter in the press, put a scoop of espresso or ground coffee and pour. Stir. Gently press the plunger down. Presto! Ahem… You have an incredible cup of coffee. But don’t take our word for it…
Guess what?! The awesome folks at Aerobie have agreed to GIVE YOU ONE! Yep, they’re gonna give one of our readers a FREE AeroPress Coffee Maker. All you have to do is leave a comment on the blog and tell us and them, what you’re like without your coffee! Keep it clean folks… Have fun and we’ll pick a winner at random and bang! Someone will get a very special treat. Hurry, we’ll be picking a winner on New Year’s Eve!
Again, the crew of Vacilando want to wish everyone a very safe and happy holiday season. Enjoy your families, friends, loved ones, cats, dogs, horses and hogs! Thanks for reading along with our crazy adventure. We cherish every last one of you. All the best in 2014. Be kind to each other!