Arizona 2012 Thanksgiving

Okay this is an attempt to try writing the blog entries on the road.  We are in the airport at 10 pm Monday Nov 26th waiting for red eye flight home.   This was a trip with Kathy, Chris, and Ed to visit Lou and Joyce in Flagstaff over Thanksgiving holiday.  

The 3 MN people flew to Phoenix and rented a car to drive to Flagstaff, a little less than 3 hours north.  Drive was uneventful, Chris and Ed had been to Flag before but this was Kathy’s first trip.  Lou and Joyce have a great new house and had dinner for us that evening.  We made homemade spaghetti and Bolognese sauce, homemade bread and brownies for dessert.  THe spaghetti was made with fresh dough run through a  device that rolled out the dough and then cut it.  Obviously that was a first for Chris and Ed.

Wednesday Lou took the visitors to downtown Flag, the Lowell observatory and the museum of northern Arizona.   Dinner was out at the 1899 Grill at the Univ of Northern Arizona. Thursday was a feast with from scratch cooking by Joyce helped by Lou and a little bit by us.  Homemade cinnamon buns for breakfast with special kielbasa and brie for appetizer.  The turkey was brined with a multitude of great spices that made for a great meal.  Green beans with bacon, mashed potatoes, real gravy, from scratch stuffing, red mold-okay Joyce has changed the name to strawberry delight but it is basically Florence’s strawberry mold-don’t ask but it is great, homemade apple and pecan pies, etc.

Friday Lou took the 3 of us to Sunset Crater Volcano national monument -erupted between 1040 and 1100 AD with cinder and spatter cones and multiple lava flows- and Wupatki national monument-ruins of Pueblo life around 1100 to 1250 before they moved on to other areas.  

 Pictures are at Shutterly……..

Joyce stayed home and transformed the house from Thanksgiving to Christmas in the space of a few hours.  We all went to Lincoln-the movie, full house and we all agreed it was fantastic.

Evening finished up with leftovers and the U of A vs. ASU football game.  This is the longest running rivalry in the uS, 10 years longer than the Little Brown jug between Minnesota and Michigan.

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4 thoughts on “Arizona 2012 Thanksgiving

  1. SKH

    Are you going to get a pasta maker now?

  2. Jude

    This is a great blog! I am a “follower” now!

  3. Theresa Capricci

    Ed & Chris,
    Just got the chance to check out your travels. Loved seeing Tucson. Sam and I were there a few years ago for him to check out a job…wasn’t for him, but we loved Tucson. Glad you got the chance to enjoy winter time in FL. We’ve been here since fall 2010 and love having temps in the 80s in January and all the sunshine! Best wishes as you continue to travel.

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