Nov 26, 2012

Thanksgiving Week Recap

Hi Friends, I've been off the grid for a week and it felt great! But, I'm happy to be back and prepping for some Christmas posts. Before I start the seasonal crafts, recipes, decor, and gift idea posts, I wanted to share some photos of our trips this last week over the Thanksgiving holiday.

First, we took a short drive down to Plymouth, MA with my visiting sister and bro-in-law to see the original Thanksgiving celebration site (or at least close to it). We went to Plymouth Plantation where they have a quite accurate rendition of the first Pilgrim settlement and the neighboring Native American homesite. It's not in the exact location as the original, but it's close by.

They did a great job with constructing the houses just as they were in 1620. And, the actors did a wonderful job answering questions about how the Pilgrims and Natives really lived back then.

After Plymouth Plantation, we drove a few miles to see the Mayflower II - a reproduction of the original Mayflower - and the official "Plymouth Rock" in the picturesque little downtown section of Plymouth.

The ship was really cool, but the rock was anti-climatic at best (I mean, come see it in all its "glory" in the picture above).  While the rock itself was a dud, Plymouth is well-worth a visit if you're ever in Massachusetts!

Now on to our second trip - NYC for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!  We had been before for Thanksgiving - see the post on that {here} - but this was our first year with our little one, which made it extra you can see below.

We also visited the 9/11 Memorial - a beautiful tribute to all the people we lost on that tragic day.  This is a spot all Americans should visit at least once in a lifetime, lest we never forget the victims, the heroes, and the families that were impacted forever.

We finished up the NYC trip with a visit to the Museum of Natural History, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, and Times Square.

Hope you all had a very blessed Thanksgiving holiday and I look forward to sharing lots of fun things with you over the next few weeks as we all prepare for one of the holidays nearest and dearest to my heart, Jesus' Birthday!


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What fun! can't wait for a little memory making with you in Boston very soon. Love! mom

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