Tuesday, November 4 #NaBloPoMo Propt:
What is your favorite holiday memory?
Okay, so I’m going to deviate a bit from the prompt just a bit. Last year’s Thanksgiving will probably go down as one of the most memorable Thanksgivings EVER. Why so memorable? Well, we had about 3 weeks to get our house ready to be placed on the market and have our family of five packed to make the move from Illinois to South Carolina. My husband’s job was relocating us, and they needed him to start work ASAP here in South Carolina.
The packers came and packed up all our belongings on Saturday (the weekend before Thanksgiving), and then they loaded everything up Monday. And just like that…. just as autumn gives way to new colors and the chill in the air, our lives were open to our next chapter as a family. That night we all loaded up in our truck with all that would fit into our little trailer, hoping these items would hold us over until we would see all our belongings once again.
We drove into Kentucky, where we had reservations at the Sheraton Hotel, we decided we would make the trip to South Carolina, a little more entertaining rather than just a drive. The five of us knew we wanted to visit the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, we’re a softball/baseball lovin’ family.
The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory was cool, we all “had a ball” there 🙂 . Everyone gets a free mini Louisville Slugger bat after the tour of the factory, and, no, you cannot take pictures inside the factory.
Side note* Louisville Kentucky is delightful, the people there are SO warm. While we were there for *only two days we were invited to a Holiday event 🙂 true story!
Due to the weather we decided to stay an extra day in Louisville, which we didn’t mind at all. We were able to walk around the city, enjoy the comfy beds, and again, the people were awesome especially the staff at our hotel.
We wanted to make it in time to celebrate some sort of Thanksgiving with the kids in our corporate housing, but we were unsure if that was even possible, considering we stayed an extra day in Kentucky. We drove from Kentucky to South Carolina singing Christmas carols and talking about what our dream Thanksgiving menus would look like. We knew our Thanksgiving was looking like Pizza.
We drove into South Carolina around 7:30ish, we hadn’t even had the time to pick up anything to make for the kids. Nothing looked opened, the city was a ghost town. My husband looked online for restaurants near us, opened on THANKSGIVING.
We ate Waffle House for Thanksgiving 2013. My husband found an open Waffle House, and brought back waffles, eggs, sausages, and bacon. The kids are campaigning once again for a Waffle-House-Style Thanksgiving, I guess it is pretty safe to say that last Thanksgiving is already impacting future Thanksgivings. They have only had Waffle House once in their lives 🙂
UPDATE: We’ve made a decision we’re going to have Waffle House for breakfast 🙂 We’re making a *somewhat traditional Thanksgiving feast, but we’re putting a Greek spin on it 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!!!
What was your most memorable Holiday?
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