All these posts were written earlier, but it didn’t have a chance to post hence posting everything now.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Not sure how many of you observe the Thanksgiving holiday, but it is one of the biggest holidays in the US. Since I have been working US holiday calendar (I know you all know about it by now), I have Thanksgiving holidays, thought why not write about the holiday. Thanksgiving is all about being with the family and celebrating with them. I remember one Thanksgiving where my roommate, Mark, had invited me and Samer for Thanksgiving lunch at his home somewhere near Chesapeake Bay in Maryland (This was around 10 years back – so my memory about the event is not too fresh). The drive down to his house was really awesome, though we did hit a deer on the way and the car had a big dent. The deer appeared all of a sudden and even though we were driving around 40 mph, couldn’t avoid the hit. We went to check on the deer and it lay whimpering on the side of the road. Since, there was no option but to go ahead we reached Marks dad’s house. I believe the house was entire built by his dad brick by brick and I was amazed to see that. Here in India, we have laborers’ to do all that work for us, so I was really surprised to know that his dad built the whole house himself. Anyways, we were greeted warmly by Mark’s parents and we informed them of the incident. For lunch, his mom had prepared a sumptuous meal of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, sweet corn, various fall vegetables (mainly various kinds of squashes), and pie (not sure which type – mostly pumpkin). It was one of the best meals I ever had. This was the first time I had stuffing and since then I always used to go to the superstore and get stuffing and eat it as lunch – whenever there was no option. After the meal, we decided to laze around and watch some Thanksgiving parade before calling it a day. It was one of my best experiences ever.