Thanksgiving Musings

It’s Thanksgiving here in the US and it may very well be my last one at home for a few years. I want to act like that makes me sad, but let’s be real here. I’m flippin ecstatic! The thought that this time next year I will be living abroad is thrilling. While I may indeed miss my crazy, quirky family, there is one thing I will absolutely not miss about Thanksgiving. Any guesses?

The turkey. I’m not really a fan. I tried to veto it this year and was met with extreme opposition. The rest of the family wanted fried turkey instead of my proposed rotisserie chicken substitute. Oh well, can’t win them all.

I’ve been reading and watching several expat blogs/vlogs and have noticed how many people are on a big hunt for turkeys in their respective countries. They’re travelling far for a specialty shop, or paying steep prices for this reminder of home on the holiday. I guess my family isn’t alone in their turkey obsession. I wonder how I’ll fare this time next year…

Anyway, next week’s posts will be centered around the preparation for my upcoming Colombia trip, so stay tuned.

For those of you in the US and those celebrating abroad, enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday. I’ll be sitting in a corner laughing at my silly cousins and enjoying a bite of rotisserie chicken πŸ™‚