Sunday, October 01, 2006

Five days and counting....

For the past week, we have been winding down our lives in CT for this season. Work has almost come to an end and it's time to say our good-byes to friends and families. It's always bittersweet as we are sad to leave those we love behind, but are excited to begin a new chapter in our travel adventure. On October 5, we will head south and west, spending 6-8 weeks traveling to Tucson, Arizona, where we will spend the winter.

Tonight we had an early Thanksgiving dinner at my Dad's house with my sister, her husband and their two daughters. Ed cooked a turkey breast and we had two kinds of stuffing, mashed potatoes, and fresh green beans. Marguerite made a cranberry relish that was my Mom's recipe and a sour-cream apple pie from the Silver Palate cookbook. We got out my Mom's china, crystal and silver, which we haven't done in years. With the addition of two small girls and without Mom, it was very different than previous years, yet I found it comforting that some traditions remain and brought back wonderful memories.

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