In a few hours we’re piling in the truck and heading down to Eugene, where we’re staying the night. Tomorrow we’re having Thanksgiving dinner at JB’s brother’s fiancee’s parents’ house, which is . . . a first, but it’ll be nice to meet them before the wedding in January. I am very much hoping the kids will be in good moods and that no one barfs on anyone’s fancy sofa.

After that, we’ll drive down to Coos Bay to JB’s parents’ and stay there through the weekend, before making the long-ass trek back home. Thankfully, Christmas is at our house this year so NO SEVEN HOUR ROAD TRIPS IN DECEMBER YAY.

What are you doing for Thanksgiving? I know, it’s kind of an unoriginal question, but I always enjoy hearing about your plans.

PS: Some silly recent video, set to the tunes of Fatboy Slim:

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Naomi the Streange
13 years ago

Going to my parents house and having a VEGAN thanksgiving. :) I bought this vegan turkey last night, it’s a 6-pound thing and it looks just like a turkey. I’ll be taking lots of pics of it. It’s freakin’ hilarious.

Denise
13 years ago

I’ll be going to my fiance’s house for dinner again this year. His family loves me more than my own, apparently. :D Which sounds mean, but they invite me, and my own doesn’t. So… :) I’ll be home early, though, because my fiance has to work at night, close to where his parents live, so I’ll be driving myself, and I hate driving at night. Oncoming headlights blind me.

Laura
Laura
13 years ago

I am a Canadian, but I have a bunch of American friends here in Toronto, so I am going to their house to cook the turkey for them and watch their cable TV all day. Mmmmmm, cable TV…

Eric's Mommy
Eric's Mommy
13 years ago

Going to the in-laws AGAIN, luckily for us they live 30 minutes away not 7 hours.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

sdg
sdg
13 years ago

Ill be cooking actually. Turkey, stuffing, potatoes, green beans, corn, and brown-n-serves. =\ I know right??? Outside of the guys on Food Network, whoda thunk a guy could cook??

Melissa
Melissa
13 years ago

I am staying home this year (YAY) with my husband and 2 of my daughters (ages 18 and home from college and my 6th grader). My 15 year old daughter is with a friend and her family at a beach house in NC for the week. JEALOUS. I’ve also invited over a single co-worker.
We’re doing the usual turkey feast. I’m buying the ingredients and my co-worker is cooking them at my house. Score!
Also, my husband and I usually run a Turkey Trot 5 mile race but this year we decided to just run 5 miles from our house and save the fees and hassle. Plus, no early morning start time. Win/Win

Have a safe trip!

sdg
sdg
13 years ago

OH… I will admit this is my first year with a Turkey. :D

Donna
Donna
13 years ago

Working for the week, doing t day on sunday with the parental units. But I get holiday time off later, which I will use to go to sunny Cancun in February! Three days of my vacation is paid for by this week alone…..
I cannot get over how much your voice sounds like mine in your videos. Crazy.
Please be careful and safe driving, and have a blast!

samantha jo campen
13 years ago

In-law’s an hour west of us so no major travel. Spending the night. Casual and hopefully relaxed. Theo has a double ear infection so I hope he’s feeling better. I’ve waited to feed him turkey so tomorrow will be his first taste and I’m probably a little more excited about it than I should be.

warcrygirl
13 years ago

What, no head banging action with that air guitar? We are staying at home since all of our family lives more than 7 hours away with the exception of my FIL who may or may not drop in to visit us. Who cares? It’s a day of doing nothing but eating all day in our pajamas!

Kristin C
13 years ago

Driving 8 hours to Sioux Falls, SD to hang with my husbands side of the family. We’re going to break the news that I have a tiny baby growing inside of my belly! So…this year the drive will be peaceful and full of anticpiation. Next year…it will be 8 hours of insanity with a 4 month old. THEN I will be able to fully understand the world of Sundry.

Christina
13 years ago

Making the whole dang thanksgiving dinner for our little family of four. We will like be hanging out around the house & letting the 3.5 year old go wild per the usual, watching the 3.5 month old get bigger by the minute and watching Cars (2nd annual tradition of this – I have no idea why…)

For the rest of the weekend, we will likely decorate the house inside and out for Christmas some time this weekend – the weather is supposed to be decent until Sunday. I am kind of sort of planning thinking about doing the 5:00a shopping thing Friday to Wal-mart. They have some wicked deals there that I would like to partake in – I am insane…

Happy Turkey Day – gobble gobble!

JennyW
13 years ago

Heading 2 hours east to Cleveland to hang with the in-laws, including my B.I.L. who just got home from Iraq! Two siblings who have both survived deployments over there is definitely something to be thankful for.

I may also go car shopping… it’s one of those “Quick! Trade it in before something else goes wrong!” kind of things.

Pete
Pete
13 years ago

Nothing, painting the house and taking the boys paint balling.

Emily
Emily
13 years ago

We’re doing two Thanksgivings this year (I’m bracing myself). The first will be at my dissertation advisor’s house tomorrow and the second will be at our house on Friday. I imagine that we’ll be sick of turkey by the end of the weekend!

Korinna
13 years ago

Heading three hours south to Ohio for some serious eating. Husband and I always joke that we’ll be wearing our buffet-waist pants.

Dana
Dana
13 years ago

Going to my dad’s, 40 minutes away. I am in charge of potatoes: both mashed and sweet, string bean casserole, and some sort of oatmeal, pumpkin, chocolate, and caramel bar that I decided to make. It looks complicated. I’m already regretting it.

I am sure that I will also be in charge of cleaning up. My mom passed away last year around Thanksgiving, and for some reason that duty has fallen onto me. So, I now feel bad for all the years I rolled from the dinner table directly to the couch with no offer of help in cleaning up. Bad daugher!

clarabella
clarabella
13 years ago

The in-laws at the house cooking dinner for us. The Boy slept through dinner last year, so we’ll see what he makes of the turkey, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce tomorrow.
Happy Thanksgiving; Good luck with the road-tripping!

Jo
Jo
13 years ago

Just have to say that hearing Riley say ‘where’s the wenches’ was classic! Oh, and I’m a kiwi living in Ireland so no Thanksgiving plans for me but my flatmate and I are off on a 4 day road trip round the south of Ireland this weekend, can’t wait!
Enjoy your thanskgiving and safe driving :)

Brenda
13 years ago

I will wave to you as you drive past. I live in Beaverton. (you all stop snickering… I hear you!)

I’m headed to the BEACH for Thanksgiving. A meer 75 miles. 1 1/2 hour drive. I get to bring the relish tray and do the rolls once I get there. (They don’t let me cook anything….something about a fire in the oven)

Anywho… Drive Safe!

Kate
13 years ago

We’re heading to MIL’s house for dinner with Hubby’s side of the fam. Oh! And to meet our newest nephew who will be 12 days old tomorrow. Mmmm…fresh baby for Thanksgiving!

Have a safe trip and a great holiday!

Kiernan
13 years ago

The hubby is in Iraq, so the kid and I already did the 20+ hour drive from L.A. to Spokane in three days. We’re now just eating our way to Friday, when we load up and do it again in reverse, maybe just in two days. I refuse to try to get into LA with half of Southern California returning home Sunday afternoon. And yay Fall break/Thanksgiving break combo so school got out last Thursday making this even an option.

Trina
Trina
13 years ago

We are going to my Father-in-law’s house. My MIL passed away in March and so we want to be there for him (and for us too). It’s going to be really hard because she is so terribly missed by all of us. I was one of the lucky ones that had an AWESOME MIL. Anyway, we are driving from Seattle to Issaquah so not a bad commute for us.

Enjoy your Turkey and I will be sending good juju your way so there will be no puking on anyones sofa, or car.

Chloe
Chloe
13 years ago

First, my boyfriend and I will be eating dinner with my parent’s side– my mom’s side gets us for Thanksgiving. Then, after already being stuffed, we’ll go over to his Aunt’s for his step-dad’s side (it’s better than previous years, when we had to go to his grandparents– they live in the city, which is not close to my place, my aunt’s place, or his place). He’ll probably eat another three pounds of turkey there, and I’ll eat the smallest possible sliver I can. Then, I think, it’s back to his mom’s place for a third thanksgiving! If only all these big meals could be spread over the course of a week. I can only really do justice to one Thanksgiving dinner per day.

georgia
13 years ago

I just posted the exact same unoriginal question on my blog! I am baking my insanely yummy mac and cheese and going to my aunt’s house in Malibu to eat too much food with my huge family. Then I’m spending the night with my new boyfriend and we’re waking up painfully early to drive to San Francisco for the weekend. The end of the day can’t come fast enough!

Wishing you a lovely, traffic-free drive with two sleeping children in the back seat.

Liz
Liz
13 years ago

Our families are far far away, so we invited people over who are in the same situation. There will be 7 of us and way too much food! After eating we’ll be playing Mario Kart and Rock Band.

Mandy
Mandy
13 years ago

Heading to the in-laws, where we’ll have a crew of 15 for dinner. We always split up the cooking duties so no one person has to do the whole shebang–I’m in charge of the sausage-apple stuffing and broccoli casserole. I might do the buttcrack-of-dawn shopping thing, if I can talk my MIL into it. =)

SART
13 years ago

We’re doing Tday with my family who thankfully are only 30 mins away. The fun part will be that both sets of my grandparents will be there and they HATE each other. I’m looking forward to some little old lady cage matches. The not-so-fun-part is that I’m still dealing with NASTY morning sickness so I’m not sure I’ll be able to partake of all the goodness of a Southern Thanksgiving meal… :(

Enjoy your turkey day!

Amy M.
Amy M.
13 years ago

Nice video – my 3-y-o son does the exact same dance!

Going to our family friends’ home for Thanksgiving. I just have to make a pie. And I bought an extra pumpkin so I can make those yummy choc-chip pumpkin muffins you posted a while ago!

Alina
13 years ago

Everyone I know is out of town, so I’ll be spending the day taking photographs, and then the rest of the weekend developing them. Which I’m pretty damn excited about, actually.

Claire
13 years ago

LOL @ Riley and wenches. We’re not doing anything special, since my parents visited last week. I’m making a relatively large meal for just the three of us and I plan on resting and watching lots of football. I’m hoping to get some time to myself actually. Should be pretty nice.

Tara
Tara
13 years ago

I am (hopefully) getting over a long bout of bronchitis, so we may be eating an assortment of Pop-Tarts for Thanksgiving. I could get used to that, I think. . .

Quiana
13 years ago

Heading to my Auntie’s house with 18 other souls to stuff myself silly. Hopefully I will get some time to play the Wii and work off a little of that turkey.

Susan
Susan
13 years ago

Your voice on tape sounds freakishly like mine. Bizarre! Cutest kids evah.

Thanksgiving is at our house this year where no doubt we will all endlessly speculate about the recently announced demise of my brother’s 20-year marriage. Ah, family.

Stephanie
13 years ago

Thanksgiving is our ALONE holiday. NO RELATIVES ALLOWED. My husband cooks a beautiful prime rib with all the trimmings and the boy and I hang out. I sip wine, he sips a juice box. It’s wonderfully peaceful.

victoria
victoria
13 years ago

We’re driving to Eugene, too. Gah. Last time it took, like, TEN HOURS. But I can’t complain: we didn’t have any stir crazy babies or toddlers to deal with.

Gaby
Gaby
13 years ago

My husband and I are heading 3 hours north to be at my Dad’s and sister’s house. The thing is, last night Jordan and I essentially prepared everything for the meal (turkey brining as I type; pumpkin pie baked; apple pie ready to be baked; turkey stock made; stuffing prepped; etc), and now we have to lug everything up north! I told Jordan that next year, if we’re lucky enough to have a house, we’re hosting Thanksgiving, since we’re essentially making the entire meal already!

I hope you and your family have a very nice Thanksgiving.

Joy
Joy
13 years ago

Driving 2.5 hours to spend weekend with my family. This is the first year we are switching off between families for Thanksgiving & Christmas. That means we are also celebrating x-mas with my family this weekend too. As much as my mom tries to guilt me into it, we are spending x-mas with my inlaws this year.

beach
beach
13 years ago

Off to my motherinlaws….houseful of people!! she drives me nuts, as of late she hung up the phone on me when I told her my oldest is taking a semester off from college….nice!!my husband is the saint and I am the wench, so be it….oh, and I gave up drinking this year so all the fun festivities will be done sans the wine goggles!!pray for me.

C.L
C.L
13 years ago

The little one and I are going over to a friend’s house for Thanksgiving, skipping out on driving to my mom’s house, where there is always drama. Then on Saturday “little G” goes to see his Daddy, giving me a whole 24 hours to catch up on movies, books and sleep.

Have a wonderful Turkey Day.

Tim
Tim
13 years ago

Headed to friends in NYC for a booze and turducken (just for kicks) Thanksgiving and to watch the parade and then on the husband’s parents in NJ for the rest of the weekend….ahh…Thanksgiving…

Anneli
Anneli
13 years ago

Traveling like most of the crazies in America…..But at least I don’t have to cook.

p.s. If we were in first grade, I’d send you a note: “Linda, will you be my very best friend forever? Check yes or no in the block. Or just check maybe.”

You ROCK. And make my day!

Ami
Ami
13 years ago

We’re flying to Minnesota (In November – why??) to visit my best friend from college and his wife. It was a last minute decision which ALWAYS makes a trip more fun. Have a great Thanksgiving!

Jennifer
Jennifer
13 years ago

Bummer, more driving for you! But (a) yay that Christmas will be at your house, (b) the weather is looking dry at least, all the way down the coast all weekend. So you won’t be driving in a blinding rainstorm, which should make it a *little* less stressful.

Safe trip, happy Thanksgiving!

Danielle
13 years ago

Well since I am in a country where there is NO THANKSGIVING :( We are going about our regular lives on Thursday (which is actually Wed. for the US) and then we are making a little T-day dinner for ourselves and another couple on Saturday. Trying not to cry too much over missing my family. Happy travels!!!

Jennifer
13 years ago

Both my husband and I work in 24/7 businesses so we’re both in tomorrow evening. This is perfectly fine with me as it gets me out of having to deal with my sack of shit brother in law.

We think we’re going to see a movie tomorrow afternoon and go out for a nice dinner this weekend!

Happy Thanksgiving!

oregoncoastgirl
oregoncoastgirl
13 years ago

I’ll be completing my month end stress-filled duties here at work, walking out @ 5 for the first time in eons, work-be-damned! I will commute home, fold & pack some clothes, load the car up with the 2 dogs & husband, grab a bite to eat, and about 8 pm, will be hitting I-5 on my way to… Coos Bay, also.

No, I’m not stalking you. I’m stalking my mother’s stuffing.

Hope the trip is bearable, at least you get to break it in two chunks this time down. Benadryyyyyl. Children’s, of course.

Kim
Kim
13 years ago

Like Stephanie, we’ve turned this into our “alone” holiday. We spend every other holiday with family and the way I see it, this is one of the easier ones to get out of. We went traditional with our menu last year; this year we’re having crab legs, shrimp and scallops. It’s weird, but I like it. Other than football, a movie, TV and reading, the only thing I plan on doing is putting up the Christmas and Hannukah decorations.
I hope you all have a safe and fun trip!

Blythe
13 years ago

Getting up at the crack of dawn to make a turkey, then hauling it over to my in-laws’ house to eat it alongside 24 other adults and nine children. It will simultaneously be great fun and absolutely insane. But I’m glad I only have to drive across town. It’s times like this that I remember why we moved closer to our families – no more long flights and jetlag during the holidays!

sooboo
13 years ago

My husband and I will be driving 6.5 hours to spend a few hours (hopefully more) with my nephew who lives in a foster home. This visit is the result of a weeks long phone call campaign to various social workers etc. and I couldn’t be more thrilled!