East Coast Thanksgiving

I haven’t made the drive to Philadelphia in quite a while and this was my first trip along the Louisville-Philadelphia route. I crammed in a lot of driving, but couldn’t pass up the chance to visit Rachel and Liz in DC, as well. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the time to have dinner on Sunday with my dad’s side of the family; I want a Permanent Vacation.

Here are a few of the 37 photos from my ThanksgivingĀ Flickr set:

I hate to start off on a downer, but it seems like the month of November has brought bad news in the past few years. Our family has faced its fair share of health, employment, auto, and relationship disasters in the month of Thanksgiving. I’m sure you’d like to know details, but I guess I’m just wondering if there is some vortex we’ve stepped into that others are swirling in, as well. Are we the only ones?

On a lighter note, I think it’s safe to say that Thanksgiving Day was a success, as evidenced by the YouTube video below. We usually have dinner at Aunt Phib and Uncle Jim’s house in Downingtown, but Rita and Joey may have started a new tradition by inviting everyone to their place this year. I really should have driven out at least one day sooner as Wednesday through Saturday wasn’t nearly enough time to see all my Philly peeps. I was glad to have had the chance to interview my grandpa for StoryCorps’ National Day of Listening. Check it out if you want to try it yourself.

Despite the traffic, the short visit to Washington, D.C. was fantastic. I can’t even remember the last time I saw family/friends (& twins) Rachel and Liz. Rachel took me for a jog around Capitol Hill – it’s like a densely populated Old Louisville. We made our way around the Capitol building on foot and I had forgotten how inspiring the city is. I’ll definitely have to go visit again ASAP. Oh, I willingly attended church on Sunday morning. My feelings about religion haven’t changed, but if I was looking for a place to get involved with Christian brethren, NCC @ Ebenezers Coffeehouse would probably be my choice for DC.

I think that’s enough virtual hot air for now.

P.S. Brightkite let me down for the last time. I give up on location-based social networking for now.