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Happy Thanksgiving! where are you headed?

Happy Thanksgiving! where are you headed?

Old Nov 21st, 2000, 06:24 AM
Beth Anderson
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Happy Thanksgiving! where are you headed?


I know this does not apply to all the readers & contributors here, but I thought I'd wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving or just a really nice weekend.

Where are you going this year? Where do you hail from?

I am from Erie, Pa originally and am closely watching the weather. I understand Buffalo (90-100 miles away from there) got socked in by about 2 feet of snow and it has been snowing in Erie, I don't know the extent of it yet...

so, I will make up my mind Thursday at 5 AM whether I am getting in my car for a 6 hour drive (from Washington DC) or will stay put. Bummer, I have not been home in 5 months so it would have been nice to see my family. It's looking a little grim though!

have a nice one!

Old Nov 21st, 2000, 06:30 AM
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Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Beth! And to all my fellow travelers. We are staying here in Atlanta, our parents are flying in from Harrisburg, Pa. I have a lot to be thankful for! Donna: Have a great trip to London!
Old Nov 21st, 2000, 06:39 AM
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Hi Beth -

I'm in Worcester, MA. Staying here, but my best friend from Ireland and her fiancee will be joining my family for dinner on Thursday.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours and all Fororites.
Old Nov 21st, 2000, 06:43 AM
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Staying at home! We have a Macedonian college student living with us, so we will do the traditionl things for him.. Our only guest will be the youngest stepson who is vegan.. so I'll be preparing two meals!

Happy and safe traveling to those of you on the road. Steer clear of O'Hare airport if you can!!! United is having another meltdown.
Old Nov 21st, 2000, 06:48 AM
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I'm from Baltimore, but have been living in Connecticut for almost 2 years. My husband and I are driving back to B'more tomorrow. I adore CT, but my heart will always be in Maryland. Happy Thanksgiving!
Old Nov 21st, 2000, 06:49 AM
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I probably won't get much sympathy, but we're spending Thanksgiving at home, in Munich, where it's just another day. I wanna go home (to the U.S., that is)!!! We haven't been back for a year now and can't wait to go next month!!
Old Nov 21st, 2000, 06:51 AM
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Hi Beth & Thanks:
To all who venture here with their good advice and wonderful insight--Happy Thanksgiving!!
Off to Mom's in Queens. My Youngest brother's hobby is Gourmet Cooking....looking forward to a wonderful gastromonic weekend!!
Old Nov 21st, 2000, 12:09 PM
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Hi all, I'll be at home in Long Beach with the temp in the high 70's or maybe even hit 80. My son, his wife and my grandkids will be joining me (Grandson almost 4 and grand daughter 3 months).
A very happy Thanksgiving to each and every one of you. Remember that Thanksgiving originated after 3 years of socialism and starvation gave way to individuality and responsibly with the result of an overabundance of food that they then shared among themselves and the local Indian tribes.
Old Nov 21st, 2000, 12:12 PM
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I am from Milwaukee, I am heading to Sheboygan (home of Bratwurst!) just 1 hour north of Milwaukee. Friday we leave for Las Vegas and Grand Canyon. Hope everyone has a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
Old Nov 21st, 2000, 12:27 PM
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I'm going to my mother's house in eastern Long Island. It looks like it's going to be be very cold this Thanksgiving. There will only be four of us for dinner. My mother is a very good cook (yum, yum!). However, she puts marshmallow in the sweet potatoes! We usually start with champagne, toast the holidays to come, have a good gossip. It's fun.
Old Nov 21st, 2000, 01:14 PM
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Hi Beth!

Happy Thanksgiving to you too! I'll be in the Annapolis area with my Dad and our families. I won't have to cook a complete meal, which I'm glad about.

See you at the next fodorites luncheon!

Old Nov 21st, 2000, 01:23 PM
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I am in Buffalo right now. The City shut down at about 3 yesterday, and we are still digging our way out. Driving bans in effect, with more snow on the way. Beth, if you decide to drive, allow PLENTY of time! Guess I'll be right here at my computer for the holiday! If not, I will be at work(fine dining restaurant, very busy day for us, usually).
Old Nov 21st, 2000, 01:38 PM
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Yea!!! Little marshmallows in the sweet potatoes!! I'm so there! Actually, I'm rendezvous-ing in Paso Robles with my son who is coming down from Stanford Univ. I'm driving up from Riverside in So Calif. Paso Robles is just about the half way mark, a 4 hr drive, where my brother and sister-in-law live and she is the best cook in the whole wide world!! (Well, in my whole wide world anyway.) So it works out perfectly - good company, good food and a chance to see my son.
The weather should be beautiful so it's looking up to be a perfect day. (If I remember to bring the little marshmallows it'll be even better!)

Happy & safe trails to everyone!!
Old Nov 21st, 2000, 01:43 PM
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NOBODY loves to travel more than I do, but Thanksgiving is one time when you can't budge me. I'll be cooking the turkey and the trimmings for a group of friends and my elderly mother and staying out of the airports and off the roads! Now the week AFTER Thanksgiving is another matter. . .
Old Nov 21st, 2000, 03:55 PM
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We get to celebrate our first Thanksgiving in our new house which should be fun since I never had a dining room before so now I get to host. I am going to order a complete meal pre-cooked from the grocery store since I have no desire to accidentally poison my family. Happy travels and meals to all Fodorites here and abroad!
Old Nov 21st, 2000, 06:41 PM
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Fun Post.
I'm a California who now lives in Dallas. Going to fly to Houston to spend Thanksgiving with one of my closest friends who happens to be a great cook. I'm no dummy. Like others here, I love to travel but tend to stay close to home for the holidays. Thanks to all who gave me great advice for my trip to Paris two weeks ago...Loved it!
Old Nov 21st, 2000, 06:44 PM
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Hey everyone,

Happy American holiday to everyone! I'm in need of a little assitance. I'm traveling to London tomorrow in my first trip abroad. Any suggestions on a packing--or must have--list?

Old Nov 22nd, 2000, 02:20 AM
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I am in the middle of a divorce and not welcome at my inlaws. Wife and kids are going there. I am going to Amsterdam!
Old Nov 22nd, 2000, 10:47 AM
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We're heading two hours up the road to Birmingham to have Thanksgiving with our son and his family. Our daughter-in-law's parents, who are our good friends, will be there too, along with the two grandchildren (8 and 4) and our daughter and her husband, who are coming from South Carolina. We'll have an interesting Thanksgiving feast-strictly southern from our side of the family (cornbread dressing, scalloped oysters) and German from our daughter-in-law's side- the most delicious spaetzle. There will be a fire in their big stone fireplace, and lots of excitement among the kids and dogs.

Old Nov 22nd, 2000, 04:56 PM
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I'm home in San Antonio with my family. we have a Danish exchange student and a German exchange student plus a Japanese girl that was with us a few years ago is visiting and my son and husband and we'll be showing the kids an American Thanksgiving. They'll have their first taste of turkey and dressing. Happy Thanksgiving.

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