Turkey Day

We had our first Thanksgiving with family since we lived in the States and it was wonderful….not very traditional, but wonderful!!!
Mom, Dad, David, and Aunt Kathy flew down on Thursday, sacrificing their Thanksgiving by spending the time when everyone else in the country was eating by sitting on planes. We didn’t have Thursday off from school down here, but we did have a half day Friday so we decided to celebrate TDay on Friday evening.
After a crash course in Spanish on Friday morning while Alex and I were in school, we dragged everyone out of the house for hot dogs and shopping. Mercado Iñaquito seemed like the perfect place to take everyone for picture opportunities and to stock up on groceries at the same time. We had already decided to forgo the traditional turkey and instead got the fixings for llapingachos, fried eggs, salad, and parmesan chicken. We even got to watch a woman filet our chicken right in front of us!
The power was out at home until 5 so dinner was a little late, but it was fun to be in the kitchen with my mom and surrounded by family at the table.
Maybe next year we’ll be able to convince someone from Alex’s family to come down and join us!
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2 thoughts on “Turkey Day

  1. Not sure what a llapingacho is but it sounds like a good time. I see Madison had snow today – I guess it really will be Christmas soon. Out here we will get rain on Monday so I guess that means the beginning of the rainy season here. The storm coming in is likely to generate enough surf that they will “call” the Mavericks surf competition. Every year sometime between November and March the Mavericks surf competition is held in Half Moon Bay. They call it 24 hours in advance and then surfers all over the world get on planes and fly out here. You can watch it from shore but it is usually held on a pretty blustery day. Still pretty cool. kathy/mom

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  2. Not sure what a llapingacho is but it sounds like a good time. I see Madison had snow today – I guess it really will be Christmas soon. Out here we will get rain on Monday so I guess that means the beginning of the rainy season here. The storm coming in is likely to generate enough surf that they will “call” the Mavericks surf competition. Every year sometime between November and March the Mavericks surf competition is held in Half Moon Bay. They call it 24 hours in advance and then surfers all over the world get on planes and fly out here. You can watch it from shore but it is usually held on a pretty blustery day. Still pretty cool. kathy/mom

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