Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Turkey Day Wrap-Up

First, a BIG thank you to everyone who sent good wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving holiday on our recent post. Grenville and I read and very much appreciated all your comments. And, we hope that those of you who celebrated had a wonderful time, no matter where or how you celebrated.

We had a wonderful and hectic holiday with family in our native NJ. The total guest count was 13 in people and 4 in canines. All the dogs belong to my brother and his wife, so there were no 4-legged guests.

Our NJ trip was a 3-day quick trip We left NH on Tuesday afternoon and (a long) 6+ hours later arrived at our NJ hotel. Even though we traveled 2 days before the holiday, there were significant (but not unexpected) backups in the late afternoon/evening traffic, especially driving through CT. Thankfully, we only saw one minor accident.
A very fun activity that preceded dinner when everyone received a turkey-themed headband or hat to wear. Grenville (Pat) had a turkey cap; my headgear was a drumstick. 
The host, my brother, Tony, had the honor (?) of wearing the head turkey hat. We had a great time laughing and everyone was in a happy mood even before the wine was served.
Granddaughter Lilliana (11 months) celebrated her 1st turkey day. We're going to PA for her 1st birthday in mid-December. That's where we spent our 2016 Christmas  awaiting her arrival — an early Christmas gift for all.

Our NJ stay was very short this time. We returned to Nashua, NH on Friday in time for the city's yearly Holiday Stroll held annually on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The weather cooperated with temps in the 40s and no rain, snow or wind to dampen the spirits of the estimated 25,000 celebrants, including us. Details and photos to follow.


Anvilcloud said...

Turkey hats? Turkey hats?! OK, turkey hats.

Sandra said...

turkey hats started the party off well, I can see all the smiles. Lilliana is adorable, love her little cute shoes and that tiny dress. she is beautiful. seems like a really fast year to me.

Emma Springfield said...

You had a busy holiday. It looks like a lot of fun.

William Kendall said...

Lilliana is a cutie!

Lynn said...

That sounds and looks like a lovely time!

Valerie said...

I too ask ... turkey hats??
Granddaughter Lilliana is adorable. I kept going back to look at her picture.

Connie said...

Great pictures. I love the turkey hats!

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