Today was surprisingly busy for us, but it was well worth it in the end. We went to London to spend Thanksgiving with our friend Sam so I spent the better part of the day baking a pumpkin pie. The train ride to London lasted about an hour, and then it took us an additional hour on the tube to get to Sam’s flat, but we made the trek because it had been over a year since we had last seen him. It was great to catch up, even though we could only stick around for about thirty minutes before we had to dash out in order to get a train back home before it got too late. Even though we spent almost four hours traveling just to spend thirty minutes with one of our oldest friends, I’m so glad we did it after all.
Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that I actually enjoy quite a bit, probably because the only gifts involved are related to food. Seriously, though, I really miss spending Thanksgiving with my family, and as thankful as I am to be supported by my friends and family here in the UK, nothing can replace a true American Thanksgiving meal with my brothers and my parents.
Regardless, we’re having Thanksgiving with the in-laws (as well as all of my husband’s sisters and significant others) tomorrow. Although we didn’t get the chance to stick around for dinner at Sam’s, I wouldn’t say I’m too bummed, especially since we’re having Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. I’ll be making more pies during the day, and then later I’ll help make mashed potatoes, too. I’m looking forward to introducing more of my husband’s family to Thanksgiving, and honestly I’m just really forward to eating all of the pumpkin pie and mashed potatoes, too!