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Thursday, November 24, 2011

What a Turkey!

It’s Thanksgiving day.  We are driving to the in-laws, as we do most Thanksgivings.  We are late.  We usually try to get on the road by 7 or 8 am.  Today we did not make it until 9:35 am.  It’s my fault.  I forgot to leave three days worth of food and water for the cat.  We have to call the in-laws to tell them we will be later than planned.  I hope the turkey won’t be dry.  It won’t, mother-in-law is an excellent cook.

We are back on the road and just passed a van with a Quebec license plate and several bicycles mounted on the back.  I hope they have a great weekend.

Holidays are stressful enough without getting a late start – but once we put a hundred miles behind us we will forget all about it, and by Saturday we will be driving home and all will be well.

This is the first time I have actually blogged about a holiday on the actual day of the holiday.  Driving back home to feed the cat I was composing this entry in my head.  Now it seems I don’t have much to say about it after all.

This afternoon we will have the usual turkey, stuffing, potatoes and gravy and typical sides.  The Waldorf salad will have dried cherries instead of raisins (in-laws live near Traverse City MI).  The sweet potatoes will have maple syrup instead of marshmallows (thank you, father-in-law).  The desserts will be family favorites and specialties – pumpkin pie because Bill requested it, cherry pie if I am lucky.  We are bringing the end of a loaf of Greek style bread which will make fabulous turkey sandwiches tomorrow.  We may brave the “black Friday” to shop at the little stores in the little towns.  These crowds I can handle, not like the mobs in and around Chicagoland (I hate crowds).

Two things I notice.  It is very difficult to type in a moving car. 

There is a LOT more traffic just these couple hours later than we usually drive.

I better pay attention.  The driver needs me to be sure he is doing it right.

A few miles later we passed a van with a small trailer on the back and a piano lashed into the trailer.  I'm in the mood for some music.

Have a happy and blessed thanksgiving.

Quotable Quotes;  in the category Ooops! 

“ As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly”.  Mr. Carlson, WKRP in Cincinnati

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