Thanksgiving travel in the USA

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1. Posted by Cottonwood (Budding Member 113 posts) 2w 2 Star this if you like it!

So, those who live in the USA, ........Who's traveling for Thanksgiving weekend and how far?

I'm personally travelling all of 82 miles from my home to an elderly friends home in the city of Twin Falls, Idaho......and I'm bringing the Turkey and everything else. She's getting the dessert.

What about you?

2. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1330 posts) 2w 2 Star this if you like it!

I hope that what I am going to be doing is going from a rehab facility (after a hip replacement) in La Plata to my daughter's house in Ellicott City for dinner. This is about 70 miles. My husband Bob will bring Watergate salad. My daughter will do the turkey etc. In addition to my daughter and son-in-law, my son from NJ and daughter-in-law, and my son's son (my grandson) and his wife and two kids will also be there. Not sure whether my daughter's son and his friend or my daughter's daughter, husband and son from CT will be there or not.

[ Edit: Edited on 21-Nov-2019, 17:12 GMT by greatgrandmaR ]

3. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1199 posts) 2w 2 Star this if you like it!

I'm flying Sunday to Porto, Portugal, via Amsterdam. Then I'm traveling to Praia, Cabo Verde, arriving Thanksgiving Day. Afterward I'll travel to the Azores and Madeira before making my way back to the U.S. via Lisbon and Amsterdam. I'll be home for Christmas.

4. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1290 posts) 2w 1 Star this if you like it!

Staying home. I'm cooking and daughters are coming. At least we hope both daughters will be here. One may have to work unless it rains and it is predicted to rain. How many people actually wish for rain on Thanksgiving???

5. Posted by Cottonwood (Budding Member 113 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Beausoleil

Staying home. I'm cooking and daughters are coming. At least we hope both daughters will be here. One may have to work unless it rains and it is predicted to rain. How many people actually wish for rain on Thanksgiving???

RAIN?!.......Are you kidding me? I live at a ski Resort.......I wish for A LOT of snow on Thanksgiving, which is our opening day for the ski hill. Next rain storm better be next May as far as I'm concerned.

6. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1784 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

It sounds like a festival of spending time at home, so isn't this the exact opposite of travelling?

7. Posted by road to roam (Travel Guru 373 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Myself and Fiona traveled back to see my family in Pennsylvania for both Thanksgiving AND Christmas off and on. This meant driving a few times when we lived in Maine - 12 hours one-way.

When we lived out west we flew back - not every year, though.

For me, being in transit for those 2 holidays - either by car or plane - very quickly lost it's luster. At the airports, the crowds are extreme and weather delays can hurt things that much more.

12 hours of driving (one-way) essentially to celebrate one day, again with snowy, freezing precipitation a possibility, made us yearn to just stay put and that's what we started doing about 10 years ago.

Besides, we'd rather make that trip when temperatures are much more pleasant and the added pressures and crowds of any major holiday like Thanksgiving and Christmas are long gone.

I don't even like turkey...

[ Edit: Edited on 22-Nov-2019, 15:43 GMT by road to roam ]

8. Posted by Dymphna (Full Member 194 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

I will be going to my brother's home about 8 miles away. But we are hoping my sister and her family can make it from Meridian Idaho, about a 610 mile drive one way.

9. Posted by 55vineyard (Budding Member 53 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

With one exception, my family is all deceased so I am ordering a turkey dinner through Door Dash from a local restaurant but doing it the day Thanksgiving.
Some very nice sounding plans from many of you, hope you enjoy the day and the company. All the best.

10. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1330 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

25 years ago, we decided to avoid the question of whose house we were going to go to for Thanksgiving by going on a trip. We traveled to Bermuda, Barbados and the Virgin Islands on successive Thanksgivings. There were a couple of years when we stayed at home, and then we sailed off on our boat and spent Thanksgiving and Christmas on our boat or visiting children and grandchildren along the way for 3 years. After we stopped doing that, we would leave home in October and drive south for the winter. Or sometimes we would take a cruise over Thanksgiving. It has only been in the last 5 years or so (after Bob got his feral cats who couldn't be left for long) that we have stayed at home or just driving up to our daughter's house for Thanksgiving day.