Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011: 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. As usual, my office is already looking deserted. Some people started their vacations late last week. I think there will be just about a handful of people in my office today. 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. In total, we have about 20 people spend the day with us.

I posed these same questions every year since Humzoo has been around, 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?

We drove to the Detroit burbs from Northbrook yesterday--5 1/2 hours in pouring rain. My best friend/college roommate and her husband are coming in to stay with us today from DC. That's a long drive!
Jules   Wednesday, November 23, 2011
We are going to be a part of a five family affair hosted by our daughter and her husband in the wilds of Johnston County, North Carolina, not too far away from Raleigh. There will be people ranging in age from six years to ninety years with all ages in between. It will be the normal bill of fare and most of those families in attendance will have brought the necessary ingredients for a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with all of the trimmings. After the dinner is over, I will return home to watch the Dallas Cowboys play their traditional game from Cowboy Stadium in Irving, Texas. I might add that I will probably watch the Macy's Parade since local hero and American Idol star Scotty McCreery will be a part of the show.
BeanCounter37   Wednesday, November 23, 2011
We are driving to Silver Spring Maryland to spend Thanksgiving with Jessica. Another family from El Salvador will be celebrating Thanksgiving with us - a truly Multi-cultural experience. Bill will also be doing some painting and electrical work on Jessie's house while there. It was heavy rain almost all the way here.
Maryann   Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Glad you guys made it to Maryland safely through the rain. I know you're glad to celebrate Thanksgiving, and Jessica's birthday, with her. She's been living internationally so long.
Bill Pearch   Thursday, November 24, 2011
This is the first year we've traveled for holidays in over a decade. The average flight time for us was 3.5 hours.
girlcarew   Friday, November 25, 2011
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