Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009: Who Travels the Farthest?

Now that the holiday season is in full-swing, people travel great distances to visit (or run away from) their families. My office is already starting to look deserted. Some people started vacations last week. Others are taking a half day today and the whole day on Wednesday. We are fortunate that the holidays do not require us to travel great distances. We host Thanksgiving at our house, so travel is about 15 seconds. With a few exceptions, nobody really needs to come from any distance to spend the day with us.

I posed these same questions last year, but we have several new people here this time. Does anyone have any specific plans for Thanksgiving? Who will travel the greatest distance for the holiday?


Tags:  fall, holidays, travel
8 Comments
kelseyandben
My mom is going to Kewannee, IL to see her Dad & step-mom. My Dad is coming to our house (Winston-Salem, NC to Charlotte, NC) My husband's brother in law and his wife & daughter are coming from Raleigh to Charlotte. We can't wait to see them.
I wish I had the whole week off like most of the folks in my office, but that isn't the case!
Moore Crazies   Tuesday, November 24, 2009
lgrant
I only travel 30 miles or so (60 if you count both ways). I have some friends who adopted me 6 years ago to celebrate Thanksgiving with them. I don't think it is JUST the Pumpkin Gooey Cake I bring. :) Hope your Thanksgiving is the best. Nice weather, good food, good friends & family.
LGrant   Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Amber
For this first time I'm not going to be home with my family, (kinda sad about it), but I'm flying from Connecticut to Nashville for Thanksgiving with my best friend to be with some of her family!
Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!!
Amber   Tuesday, November 24, 2009
reera
Safe travels everyone. I am going to my kitchen-about 15 feet. Later in the day or early Friday I hope to go get Gavin for sone one on one Reera time.We may get to fo ziplining if the weather holds. Love being a grandma and getting to do all the fun things!
dannie   Tuesday, November 24, 2009
igna83
On Thanksgiving Day, we'll travel to my sister's house in Pekin, IL, which is about 40 miles or so. Then on Friday, we'll travel to Bill's mother's house in Greenview, IL, which is about 60 miles or so. Not very long drives, but long enough with two small kids and two very large dogs. And I can't wait!
Angi   Tuesday, November 24, 2009
SarahS
For the 2nd year in nearly 30, we'll be staying in Illinois rather than traveling to Indianapolis. Only this year, our Hoosier family won't be spending Thanksgiving with us. Kind of disappointing. We'll travel about 5 minutes to my parents house in Virden, IL. As will my 2 brothers, sister, their spouses and children. There will also be a few different friends joining in the festivities. We had our Thanksgiving "meeting" last night to decide who is making what. Really, just an excuse to hang out a little bit. Wednesday night will be our turkey brining party. Again, just an excuse for everyone to hang out and enjoy time together.
Snelly   Tuesday, November 24, 2009
fritz
Erica and I will be traveling 316 miles one way to get to Springfield, IL from Kansas City, MO. However, we won't be arriving there until Friday as my folks are coming to KC from Jefferson City, MO to have Thanksgiving with us this year. We're staying to see the lighting of the Plaza Lights here in KC.
fritz   Tuesday, November 24, 2009
dazedpink
We drove to MI today...the Detroit area. It took us just over 6 hours--4 year old with a tiny bladder didn't help matters. 4 people and a basset hound in a Buick LeSabre...we've already decided we're renting a mini van when we come back for Christmas!
Jules   Tuesday, November 24, 2009
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