and through the desert to the Princess' house we went.....
Not quite to Grandma's house, but better. Even though I arrived on Tuesday to help prepare and cook, Thanksgiving dinner was hosted by the Princess and Prince Charming this year. Although lack of leftovers is a problem, using someone else's house for the big dinners is always good. And getting to spend a couple of days with grown children who we rarely get to see was wonderful!
I drove from Palm Desert to Las Vegas on Tuesday, DH flew in on Wednesday after dialysis, Mr. Hollywood and his gf drove over from LA and my sister and brother-in-law flew in from Seattle. We enjoyed having dinner on the dining room table we had sent down to the Princess when we got ready to move last fall and also relaxing on our old sectional. Old memories were enjoyed and new memories were made.
DH helped Prince Charming with his barbeque technique and a fabulous turkey was the result. Here they are in their matching jackets:
Ms. Hollywood admiring the excellent bbq job:
Mr. Hollywood watching and learning (and maybe waiting to snag a taste):
No good photo of the whole group, but you get the idea:
The kids all playing cards:
After dinner we had the pleasure of watching the Seahawks beat the 49ers. We were geared up and had as much fun listening to Mr. Hollywood (the biggest fan of all) comment, cheer, and lament the frequent bad calls as we did watching the game.
We had breakfast with the kids at the hotel the next morning (if you go to Vegas and want to stay off the strip, I recommend the M hotel with no hesitation).
Then it was time to head back over the freeway and back south to our respective homes. An excellent time was had by all; good food, great company, a super football game, and sitting outside in 70F degree weather smelling the cooking turkey. It doesn't get any better than that.
I hope your day was as awesome as ours was.