Thanksgiving Day 2016

Well, we’re definitely not traditional but I think we had a very good day!

This morning we got up at eight in the morning and made two stops to pick up Craigslist things. We got a Disneyland 60th Anniversary truck NIB for my son for Christmas and then we drove about 40 minutes North to buy 30 board games for $15. THAT was a great investment. Several of the games are versions from the 50’s which is wicked cool.

After that, we drove back and headed to Red Arrow Diner for breakfast/our big meal of the day. It was good and quick and we left a $10 on a $30 bills so the server’s should be happy.

The next plan was to go walk around some old cemeteries. It’s a favorite past time of mine that the Jacks are starting to enjoy as well. A couple nights ago we’d driven past an old cemetery from 1740 so that was the first stop. Little did we know, the graveyard belonged to this guy…

Matthew Thornton. A Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Very cool and very surprising!!!

There are the oldest two markers I found. 1753 & 1749

After that. We headed back to our neck of the woods and visited Valley Cemetery here in Manchester. We walked around a little bit and then basically came across all the homeless camps and decided to call it a day. 

It was nice though because it was spitting snow all morning which made things even more nice!

After our adventures, we came home and watched some TV while my husband went through the games. Most were pretty complete which was awesome. After that we took a nice nap, did some dishes, made green bean casserole and watched the newest episode of Expedition Unknown before it was time for a couple of games.

As a reminder, my husband is Jack (Jr) – 45. I’m Sarah – 36 and our son is Jack (III) – 7.

Anyway, we decided to play Life first. Kiddo got very lucky and got a lot of money right off the bat. He got a little antsy at the end but in general, he really liked the game. We rigged it and kiddo won. After that we played a game called Story Time: Fairy Tale. I really really liked it. LOL but I enjoy silly stories so it was fun.

So, at the end of the day, our family Thanksgiving was untraditional but it was very nice same very us!!!

Life is good!

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