We had a great day celebrating Thanksgiving. We have decided it is best to celebrate holidays over two days–the first day being the actual date we would celebrate here in New Zealand and the second being the official day it is celebrated back home. A 21 hour time difference makes this two day celebration possible. The first holiday we tried this out on was Halloween. The candy consumption was intense. We wouldn’t recommend so much candy over two days. Thanksgiving we split into a day of thankfulness and a day of eating. Perhaps, we’ll stretch this celebration out to three days and tomorrow be thankful for eating.
Certainly, we are not lacking things for which to be thankful and we had fun making a long list as we hiked around the Franz Josef area. While we sat around our Thanksgiving table, we thought about what our families would be eating and the potential conversation around the table. These are the times we miss family the most, but the ribs did fill the void temporarily. =)