Now that the kids all live on the east coast Thanksgiving has become a time of travel (albeit expensive travel). Since the kids generally come west for Christmas we head east to enjoy Turkey day. This year we traveled to New York where all the kids joined us to spend Thanksgiving with Hillary’s aunt Teresa in Ulster Park (slightly up state NY). We booked an AirBnB in Kingston (about 8 miles from Ulster Park) which was right on the Hudson River. The AirBnB was a third-floor apartment and plenty big for all six of us. Here are some photos.
View of the Hudson River from our AirBnB
Master bedroom of our AirBnB
Livingroom of our AirBnB
Hudson River in Kingston
Kitchen of our AirBnB
Kingston AirBnB (second building from the left)
Front door to our AirBnB
Hillary’s aunt Teresa loves to cook, and cuts no corners (I envy her her kitchen). This is the second time she has hosted us for Thanksgiving, and the Italian flavor of the meal was again evident. Both times dinner began with a traditional wedding soup that was absolutely delicious. Noodles were made from scratch (also true for the pasta we had the next night) and were amazing. Turkey was perfect….I could go on (I’ll show some photos instead). Not sure how anyone had room for pie at the end. All in all a delightful day.
Theo & Sean having some pie
Theo chilling out
Teresa's house in Ulster Park
Teresa hard at work preparing Thanksgiving dinner
Sean & Carlie ready to eat
Hillary's mom (far left) serving it up
Hillary (far right) and some of her family
Hanging out before dinner
Family after dinner photo
Even the dog is ready for a nap
Carlie in the Thanksgiving spirit
After hanging out in Kingston and Ulster Park for a couple days Sean & Carlie headed back to Virgina and we took Ryan and Hillary back to NYC. Since our flight back to PDX did not leave until 9 pm we got to see Ryan & Hillary’s apartment in Queens and have dinner at a really good Mexican restaurant called Casa Enrique. All-in-all a wonderful trip.