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A different kind of Turkey for Thanksgiving

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1. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 10y

This upcoming Thursday is the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States of America. For Thanksgiving, Americans gather together as families, watch football and eat turkey.

This is the first Thanksgiving that I haven't been in the United States since 2001, actually. Usually I spend the weekend travelling around, but often try and get myself invited to a co-workers house so I can have some turkey.

Just last night I was thinking to myself that I would be having no turkey for Thanksgiving this year, as I am not working there and it is not a holiday up here in Canada. Just then, my phone rang and my boss asked me if I would be willing to get on a plane on Monday and fly to Istanbul for 2 to 3 weeks for a project. So, it looks like I will be getting Turkey for Thanksgiving after all.

Anyway, just a note to indicate that I shant be around much the next few weeks. So toodleloo, and I will tell you all about it when I return.

Greg

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

And we will tell you how tasty the turkey was that you missed. (All that dressing and mashed potatoes (or pilaf at Beerman's mother's house) and sauerkraut and yams and gravy and cranberry goo and pumpkin pies and whipped-cream-in-a-can.... Ooohhhhh, good stuff!!!!!)

Isa has just made herself very hungry for a big ol' turkey dinner. She also hopes B doesn't read this post...

3. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 10y

oh indeed I have...

If you leave out turkey, butter, eggs you can make the whole thing eatable.

4. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 10y

And, presumably, ensure that the pie crust isn't made with lard.

5. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 10y

Yes, clearly. Which is more than possible.

6. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

I dunno - a turkey diner witout turkey? Tofu turkey? It's just not the same.

Have fun, Greg! If you can find turkey in Turkey, you're all set.

7. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 10y

Well, spoke too soon. Turns out that I won't be going to Turkey - instead I'll be working in Toronto on the project.

Sigh. All the pain of work without the glamour of travel. Plus, meetings at 6:00 am my time...

Greg

8. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

I wonder if we can get a "care package" through customs???? We'll try, but the Sniffer Dogs will probably get to it before it arrives... ;)

9. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 10y

Americans gather together as families, watch football and eat turkey

Go Broncos!!!!!!!!