by Doctor Science
This video of wild turkeys circling a dead cat went viral in March, but I feel it summarizes Thanksgiving 2017 perfectly.
We're up at my parents' house in northeastern Connecticut, preparing to go out to dinner at a restaurant. I think I'm going to have the salmon, because I *know* the turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce can't compete with mine. The schedule will be less frantic at Christmas, so I (and my minions) will do the full turkey feast then.
This evening we'll taste some home-made pumpkin wine a friend of my parents' made. I predict I'll find it hideously sweet, but shall report back.
For various reasons we couldn't leave NJ yesterday until after 1, so the drive up took 6 hours instead of the usual 4. The Subaru's navigation program took us on surface streets through the "wilds" of eastern NY/western CT, which may not have save a lot of time but was much more interesting than sitting on the superhighways.
One thing we're definitely grateful for is cell phones, which enabled us to coordinate with my parents and with Sprog the Younger, who was busing down from Boston as we drove up. Of course the bus was late, too: she says the bus never hit 30 mph on the Mass Pike.
Yesterday morning in NJ, as I was checking traffic reports, I looked out the window and saw refugees: 4 hen (or yearling) wild turkeys and a tom, stalking through our yard.
How's Turkey Day going for you guys?