Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  It isn’t just for the tryptophan and pumpkin pie, but also for the vibrant fall colors and time with family.  This year was spent with the family in Texas and it was a truly amazing time. 

Z, the bikes, and I made the trek to Snyder, Texas.  Home of the White Buffalo. 

What West Texas may lack in hills, it has in wide open roads and cotton fields. 

I was able to get out on my bike and was amazed at the ease of high cadence without any terrain modulations.  Talk about a steady effort.  Next time I might bring my TT bike… Hm.. Now, there is an idea.

The drivers on this Farm Market Roads are a little unfamiliar with a cyclist.  They give me plenty of room as they pass the blonde in the superhero outfit…

The scenery flys by as you ride around here.  The miles you can cover in an allotted amount of time are pretty incredible. 

Thanksgiving was a tremendous success. With sixteen of us present, the table was full of all the favorite dishes..

  • Turkey, and I only eat the dark meat.. Yum.
  • Ham
  • Rolls
  • Steve’s homemade cranberry relish, which happens to be my favorite
  • Green Beans
  • Gran’s Sweet and Spicy Pickles, just beware of the garlic halves
  • Fruit Salad, which seems to go well on the ham
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Corn Bread Dressing
  • Gravy
  • Creamed Corn

And then it was on to the desserts!

  • Buttermilk Pie
  • Chocolate Pecan Pie
  • Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake, which was my favorite with a walnut graham cracker crust…
  • Apple Pie
  • Mincemeat Pie
  • Pecan Pie
  • Whip Cream
  • Red Velvet Cake
  • Christmas cookies

 Wow.  After I rolled away from the dinner table, I figure I don’t have to eat until New Years… Another successful year.  One of the best ever.

My parents had to send me a picture of the ranch back in Northern California, and although I was with family here, it was great to be reminded of home.  That’s what Thanksgiving is all about.  Home. Thanksgiving is home.  Whether in Texas or California, this is a special time for me.

I have so much to be thankful for.  God has truly blessed us, and this is a good time to recount our many blessings.  Thank you for your support of my dreams and my aspirations.  Without you, this wouldn’t be possible. 

I am thankful for you.  My home will always be with those that I love, no matter where that is. 

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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