Tis the week for giving thanks for, well, whatever the heck you want to give thanks for!
I was pondering my own Thanksgivings from long ago. My main memory being our trips to Scottsdale AZ to visit my cousins.
I would always get the day before T-giving off, so that we could spend the day driving there. This all started in 1975 when they moved from Whittier to Scottsdale (our family was very close with them, so for them to leave the state was hard for us).
Anyway that drive was so long, especially since it was 55mph (dad drove 60) and back then, I-10 ended at the western outskirts of Phoenix about 50ish miles away from their house on the far end of Scottsdale. We'd leave our house by 7am and not arrive to their place until after 4pm. Remember, back then there were no cd or Walkman players, no video games and hardly radio in the middle of the desert. So all I got were coloring books and other things to read. F-U-N!
We'd always stop in Indio for breakfast at Dennys, then stop in Blythe for gas and to buy Knudsons cottage cheese, because you couldn't buy Knudsons in Arizona and that was my aunts favorite kind, so we always had to buy a coolers worth of cottage cheese - .
That night was always meatloaf for dinner - BLECH! Then as we got older my cousin and I would go "out on the town" so to speak and have fun driving around, hanging with her friends.
T-giving day was always long and boring though. Inevitably we'd go to McDonalds or Jack in the Box for lunch. I remember tasting my first McChicken back in probably 1980 as they were test marketing it there.
Friday and Saturday ended up being kind of boring. We'd hit a movie or two, ride bikes around, stuff like that. Saturday's dinner was always leftovers from T-giving turned into shepherds pie (after church of course).
Then Sunday was the LONG drive home. The thing I always looked forward to was that the Hollywood Xmas Parade was on that Sunday night. Then it was Christmastime!!
So, what fond Thanksgiving memories of yore do you have?