Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Thanksgiving 2014

Our latest “girls gone wild” weekend had a twist.  This time our husbands accompanied us!  We’d tossed around this idea for a couple years, and this year we decided to take the plunge.

The first step was to find a house/cabin/lodge with 5 bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, and somewhat centrally located to our respective homes.  A loghome that fit our criteria was found near Nancy, Kentucky, and arrangements to rent for Thanksgiving 2014 were made.


Tuesday, November 25
-  John and I traveled with Amy and Jerry
-  we encountered Martha and Steve at a rest area east of Indianapolis and got the traditional bathroom photo
-  lunch: brown bag in a gas station parking lot – John and I feasted on chicken tenders, grapes, and Oreos
-  break time at Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea – enjoyed looking at the crafts from talented Kentucky people
-  supper: pulled pork BBQ, potato salad, cookies

the traditional restroom photo
Martha and Amy, near Indianapolis

Wednesday, November 26
-  breakfast: Sharon’s Mill Springs Restaurant in Nancy – great service, good food
-  gals went grocery shopping at Kroger in Somerset
-  guys toured Mill Springs Battlefield
-  afternoon snack: home-baked Rhodes cinnamon rolls
-  supper: cheeseburger soup, chicken taco soup, fresh baked bread, cheesecake
-  game: Awkward Family Photos

breakfast at Sharon's

Thursday, Thanksgiving
-  breakfast: sausage breakfast casserole, vegetarian breakfast casserole, fruit, monkey bread
-  Thanksgiving meal: ham, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce, dressing, Beef House rolls, pumpkin pie, apple pie
-  football: Bears vs. Lions – Lions won, 34-17
-  craft: ribbon wreaths
-  drinking game: Prairie Dog Woman

Friday, November 28
-  breakfast: oatmeal
-  roadtrip: antiques mall in Somerset; Haney’s Appledale Farm in Nancy
-  lunch: leftovers plus apple turnovers from the apple farm
-  supper: leftovers
-  sister gifts Christmas exchange
-  game: Cards Against Humanity

"Sinkie Day," the day after Thanksgiving when people eat leftovers
while standing over the kitchen sink to catch the crumbs

Saturday, November 29
-  departed around 6:30 central time
-  lunch: Cracker Barrel, Crawfordsville, IN
-  arrived home around 2:15 central time
-  approximately 388 miles

We sisters had a wonderful time.  The husbands survived, and I believed enjoyed most of this adventure.  Jane summed up our vacation when she said "our long national nightmare has ended."