Happy Thanksgiving!—2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Last year, on this site, I mentioned that my boys and I had started a bit of a tradition–for the last two years we would head down to the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade and watch it to the end. Even though it was cold last year, it was not all that difficult to convince them since Dunkin Donuts gives out free hot chocolate and donuts (with the latter being a particularly heavy draw for Sebastian.

I am not sure if two times constitutes a tradition, but nonetheless, this year we are breaking it. The three of us are in Michigan visiting my family for a few days, having left my wife at home (she is on call at the hospital).

It is certainly great to see the family again, and the boys are having fun reconnecting with their cousins. Today will be filled with the usual Thanksgiving staples: turkey, stuffing, and football. Lots and lots of football.

I will also be making my way through a few wine samples during the course of the day (I had them shipped here since, of course, they could not be sent to my home in the backward Commonwealth of Pennsylvania). The rest of my family? They will likely be hitting the Miller Lite rather hard, another family tradition. Come to think of it, it is pretty much an everyday tradition for them.

What are your Thanksgiving Day traditions?

Here are some photos from last year’s parade (we will be there in spirit!):

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Sebastian and Nathan trying not to be cold.

Sebastian up on my shoulder.

Sebastian up on my shoulder, looking for Santa.

Finally, we got a glimpse of Santa and it was time to go home.

Finally, we got a glimpse of Santa and it was time to go home.

From 2012: My son meets one of his heros–a donut.