So this Thanksgiving we are traveling to the sailors' home state, New Jersey. I am sure he wants me to clarify that it is South Jersey. If you are from Jersey you know the difference. We are visiting my brother and sister-in-law. We rarely see them and thought it would be nice to get out that way and eat some cheese steaks and turkey.
While we are there we are planning to visit Philadelphia. There is so much to see about our nation's history and it can be done fairly inexpensively if planned properly. The amount of free things to do is more than enough to fill a day. We also plan on taking a train into downtown to cut down on parking and gas costs.
I am not sure what we are planning for Thanksgiving. When the kids were real little, the sailor and I would usually just eat Chinese food. It became a little tradition for us. At the time we were not particularly close to any of our family members.(physically not emotionally) I could never see the sense in cooking such a large dinner for toddlers and infants.
The reason I am mentioning this is because at the moment we are considering reviving this tradition of ours. My sister-in-law has to work on Thanksgiving and the sailor and I our in need of some good Chinese food. As I mentioned before we have to drive 30 minutes to get to Taco Bell, we are certainly not in a cultural mecca. Although, it would be nice to have a traditional thanksgiving with more family, rather than the just us. I do know what is most important is spending time with family and enjoying that time. The food is just a perk.