J’s not a turkey fan at all, so we hardly ever spend Thanksgiving at home preparing a turkey dinner. The last time we stayed home for Thanksgiving was 2006 when I insisted that he roast the 15-lb turkey I got for free from work. This year we spent Thanksgiving in Solvang, but before heading off for vacation I ran the Dana Point 10K Turkey Trot with a few of my colleagues.
It was literally a ‘trot’ for me, running at a comfortable 9:27 pace for 6 miles. To think that my first marathon was run at this pace, I’ve come a long way.
After dithering around at home for a couple of hours, we were finally on our way.
After a few hours we arrived.
Since it was Thanksgiving, and we were still on US soil, we were afraid we might not get any dinner, so we ate everything in sight.
Luckily for us, the famous Andersen’s Pea Soup in Buellton was open for Thanksgiving dinner.
And luckily for me, I got my turkey dinner with all of the fixings for Thanksgiving.