First Thanksgiving for the Frenchman & Over-stuffing For Us Canadians

Rob & Dee, the ones we crossed into Mexico with, had introduced us to their friends from back home in Colorado and who then invited us over to share Thanksgiving Dinner with them.

Mitch and Dee

Mitch and Dee

Rob

Rob

Helping prep dinnerHelping prep dinner

Marlayna with some of the kitchen help

Marlayna with some of the kitchen help

Jeff, whose house we intruded

Jeff, whose house we intruded

It was an extra special treat when one discovers that Marlayna doesn’t cook any longer, yet she slaved in her delightful kitchen (with Dee’s help) to put on a feast for the ravenous travellers.

Basically means, "I have a kitchen because it came with the house."

Basically means, “I have a kitchen because it came with the house.”

A Gathering of Travellers

A Gathering of Travellers

Marlayna & Jeff’s house is a feast for the eyes of anybody who enjoys colour, playfulness and art.  Our family loved it.

Peppers painted on the pantry door

Peppers painted on the pantry door

The Fat Mexican Fisherman

The Fat Mexican Fisherman out on the back patio overlooking the Sea of Cortez

The Crab & His Tecate (beer)

The Crab & His Tecate (beer)

Patio with Palm Trees that light up

Patio with Palm Trees that light up

We had to explain to Matt, the French motorcyclist whose been camping alongside of us since Monday & was invited to this meal, also, what Thanksgiving was all about.  We explained the beginnings of it, how European colonists survived because of the help of the natives of the land, and how in return they/descendants basically stole and raped both lands and people.  Not something to be so Thankful for.

Gaelyn & Matt

Gaelyn & Matt

But like us, Matt enjoyed stuffing himself with scrumptious food until his belly looked pregnant, and we could talk about all the things we are Thankful for today:

for travel

for health

for an incredible family

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for great friends old and new

for adventure

and for big dreams.

Laars (& other kids) came bearing artsy gifts for Marlayna and Jeff

Laars (& other kids) came bearing artsy gifts for Marlayna and Jeff

These are the things we think of on more days than just a designated date on the calendar.  Even when we ‘celebrate’ both with Canada in October and the USA in November.

Every day we ought to have Thanksgiving in our Hearts.

Sunset from the patio

Sunset from the patio

4 thoughts on “First Thanksgiving for the Frenchman & Over-stuffing For Us Canadians

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  3. It was so wonderful being with all you guys for our border crossing and Thanksgiving. I was most thankful to share the holiday with such a wonderful family. Can’t wait til next time we are together.
    Rob and Dee

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