Eighteen people are headed due east by bicycle at 15 kilometers per hour. They reach their destination and ingest the following:
2 enormous turkeys
4 gallons of gravy
1 highly-coveted pan of sweet potato casserole
10 kilos of mashed potatoes.
How long before the onset of collective tryptophan coma?
A) As soon as the turkey is served...just SEEING it makes you sleepy
B) Somewhere between Andre's third and fourth re-fill
C) After finishing Donna's apple pie
D) Before starting the massive clean-up in the kitchen
Ah yes. Another grand November feast. In the absence of long-standing hosts Jenn and Asif, Dave and I inherited the honors of keeping a group of ex-pats fed and merry on Thanksgiving. Our party (on Saturday, as Thursday is not a holiday here...naturally!) was, for many in the group, the fourth formal round of giving thanks together here in Amsterdam.
It was a beautiful evening, thanks to the presence of all who came AND those who joined us via video chat...Andre, Aurelie and Aisha from Vancouver...Jenn and Asif from Austin, Texas.
Dave and I are so grateful for you...our amazing friends and family worldwide. Wherever we are, wherever you are...either here in Amsterdam, back in the States, or beyond...home is where the love is. And there's no place like home.
We couldn't be more thankful for all of you.
Lynn, Dave and 5