Last year was our first Thanksgiving as a (more or less) vegetarian family. I made spaghetti squash and cheese ravioli. It sucked! Besides waking up to the parade on TV and being off from school/work, it felt like just another day. Holidays are tricky every year because we live so far away from our families. In the past, the girls have not made for good traveling companions so we would avoid it (traveling) at all costs. Now we have added an extra obstacle to the holiday season…not eating meat. This year, after the option of my mother-in-law visiting was taken off the table, we decided to take a Thanksgiving vacation. Tomorrow we leave for Savannah where we intend to make Thanksgiving less about turkey and more about experience, culture, history, and ghosts!
The last time I was in Savannah was in April of 2009, with my three best friends…Amy, Kristin, and Heather. I am so thankful to be returning to a place where I now have great memories of mi amigas! Here we are seven months ago:
Above: Heather, Amy and me at The Chart House restaurant.
Above: Kristin and me (getting the first glass of wine).
Left: Me, Kristin and Heather in the garden of The Davenport House … Amy was in the room busy napping and growing babies!
Right: Me, Amy and Kristin getting our belly dancing lesson at The Kasbah Morroccan restaurant.
Above: Amy tipping the belly dancer at Kasbah.