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November 25, 2004

Happy Thanksgiving

I'm thinking about everyone back home today, and hoping you have happy thanksgivings full of great food and family and friends. I was thinking it felt weird to be away from home today, but really I've only been home for Thanksgiving once in 7 years, so it's not that--I guess it's just being so far away from everyone I know, not family specifically.

But the good news is that I ran into some friends from the Inca Trail a few days ago, and have had dinner with them and new friends from the Ruta 40 trip the past two nights. They all headed off to the park today, but I met an American couple in my hostel this morning, and we're making Thanksgiving dinner together tonight! We're planning on canned corn, tomato soup (from a package of concentrate), mashed potatoes, stuffing, and apple pie and ice cream. Pretty standard stuff, except that the spices might be a little off in the stuffing, and the apple pie has raisins in it! This will all be accompanied by Chilean wine, of course.

I'm headed off to the park tomorrow, so will be out of touch until next Wednesday, 12/1, at least. There are a ton of new pictures up in both the Lake District (starting on page 6) and Patagonia sections, but not all are rotated/captioned yet. I probably won't upload pix again until Buenos Aires, as internet is getting slower and more expensive as I head south!

Posted by Amy on November 25, 2004 12:28 PM
Category: Patagonia

yeah, it's tough being away from home and family on thanksgiving... i'm in syria now, and we made ourselves a makeshift thanksgiving as well. we bought roasted chickens and then made mashed potatos and gravy from ingredients we bought n the souqs!!

Posted by: vlad on November 25, 2004 02:21 PM

That sounds a lot more delicious than my thanksgiving meal--a handful of Pringles, some Dorritos, youghurt, McDonald's breakfast in the Sydney airport and three meals on Air New Zealand (none of which included turkey-- or as the Aussies call it, chuck)

Posted by: This Charming Man on November 27, 2004 12:29 AM

Happy Thanksgiving! Antoun hosted a huge Orphans and Strays dinner at his place and did it up in style. I was thinking about you, so its good to hear you've found yourself some americans and some apple pie :)

Just think--it will be a Thanksgiving that you will never forget.

Posted by: miss mobtown on November 28, 2004 02:21 PM

I'm back! The trek was incredible. Thanksgiving dinner turned out great, too, even though the ice cream turned to soup because the freezer wasn't really a freezer, and the apple pie had raisins and walnuts in it! We made some damn good stuffing and potatoes, though, and there was so much we decided not to bother with the soup. In true South American style, it was a meal full of carbs.

Posted by: amy on December 1, 2004 07:39 AM
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