This year for Thanksgiving I headed down south with the southerner. We hopped into the car and made the normally 7 hour trip to Yorktown VA, in 9 hours. Can not believe how many accidents were on the road. We got caught in every one of them. Lucky us!
The following day was Thanksgiving and the cooking started early. Things are done a little differently in the south compared to my families typical Thanksgiving. Our family usually cooks all day starting maybe around 10:30 starting with some apps around 2ish. The cousins start to come over around this time and there is constant cooking, eating, drinking and catching up. Well probably start having turkey at 6:30 followed by half the family cleaning and half the family triptophaning on the couch.
The Goon house in VA. does things a little different. The cooking starts early just like home but we are eating turkey dinner at around 2:30. Dinner is filled with all the Thanksgiving goodies and a few extra things from the south. Oh and we used an inferred cooker for the turkey instead of a traditional deep frier. However, after dinner we all hopped in the car to take a traditional Thanksgiving picture. It was nice to get up off the couch and go do something on Thanksgiving Day. The rest of the holiday weekend was great and the I was nice to meet the Goon family for the first time.