Happy Thanksgiving–2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Several years ago, my boys and I started a tradition of going down to the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day parade. We are fortunate enough to live less than a mile from the parade route, which makes it that much easier to attend. As I sit here and write this, I can hear the helicopters overhead, which means I better be quick since the parade is about to start.

Last year, we were out in Michigan and missed the parade, so the boys are very excited to get back to one of our “traditions” (does three out of four years constitute a “tradition”?). So excited, in fact, that they are upstairs watching T.V., probably oblivious to the fact that it is even Thanksgiving.

Watch a little football (only a little since the Eagles will no doubt lose again), then it will be off to some friends for dinner. Certainly easier since we will not be doing much cooking, but then we will not have any leftovers, either, which is pretty close to a tragedy in my book.

I need to run off to the parade, but I wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

Here are some photos from a few of the parades over the years:


2013: Sebastian and Nathan trying not to be cold.

Sebastian up on my shoulder.

2013: 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 

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


About the drunken cyclist

I have been an occasional cycling tour guide in Europe for the past 20 years, visiting most of the wine regions of France. Through this "job" I developed a love for wine and the stories that often accompany the pulling of a cork. I live in Houston with my lovely wife and two wonderful sons.
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15 Responses to Happy Thanksgiving–2015

  1. Myas says:

    I love donuts!

    You reminded me of when the Bills used to make it to the Superbowl only to lose – 4 years in a row – having to work at the hospital one Sunday, watching what I could before I left and yelling at the television “it’s a football!!!!!!!!!!!” as one of the players stood there looking confused after he’d intercepted the pass.

    Thanks for the memories… Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. ksbeth says:

    have a wonderful holiday and the parade looks like fun!

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  3. dwdirwin says:

    Have you turned the game off yet? Major butt-whooping going on! Other than the Eagles losing, wishing you and yours a happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. Lovely photos happy Thanksgiving USA

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  5. Fiona says:

    Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving. I was in Johannesburg on business and as luck would have it, a first-time-American-visitor to South Africa was staying at the same B&B. From Denver, via various places including Bali, Borneo and Hungary, and now here… Hope you all had fun!

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  6. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a fun parade!

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