Not many turkeys survive

Thanksgiving has passed and not many turkeys survived this year’s festivities. A few on special in the stores but by now most have passed into various turkey left over dishes, along with the remnants of the pumpkin and sweet potato pies.

We were invited over to one of Mitchell’s friend’s friend’s place for the festivities and it was great time for the gathering of various overseas visitors. As well as us, there was a couple from the UK visiting family and they would soon be off to NZ to see some grand children there.  Others present were well traveled (including to various parts of Australia) and we all had some interesting tales to tell.

 

This is the way, not hard

This is the way, not hard

The removalists

The removalists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As always the deep-fried turkey was good and Allthego is learning the technique, apparently the secret is to drop it in when the oil hits 350 degrees F. Allthego was subject to some eating supervision and partook of modest portions only, leaving the party as fit as a fiddle. A new man!

Ready to go!

Ready to go!

Not the best look

Not the best look

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David, our host, had not long ago constructed a herb box on wheels. A very interesting build and one that we might try to recreate back in Oz. It is pretty heavy and could do with larger wheels to move it around, but a good idea and should help us beat the possums as well as make it easy to pick the herbs.

 

Herb box

Herb box

Today was also Piper’s 3rd birthday and before heading off to Thanksgiving we had a parcel opening. She was quite excited with big smiles. Particularly when watching the video, which Libby had emailed to Mitchell,  of her Australian cousins singing ‘Happy Birthday Piper’.

Birthday girl

Birthday girl

Birthday girl

Birthday girl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There will be more birthday celebrations tomorrow when we head to the Houston Zoo. It seems Piper thinks birthdays go on for a week!

About allthegobro

I am a retired accountant who does a bit of consulting work from time to time. Leanne and I enjoy travelling around seeing the world and we are now going to have some fun recording our experiences in this blog

Posted on November 28, 2015, in Vegas and Texas 2015. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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