Last Wednesday, we loaded up the Mini and drove up to see the Bradshaw/Brown clan for the Thanksgiving holiday. We left Wednesday morning and drove to Ellerbe, where we picked up Rachel for school, then met up with my parents to caravan up to Bedford, Virginia to my grandparents' house. It was a long trip, but we made it, and it was great to see everyone. We hadn't seen this part of the family since last Christmas.
For Thanksgiving itself (after watching Rick Astley Rickroll us all at the Macy's Parade), we drove over to my uncle & aunt's house for dinner. It was quite a feast! There were two kinds of dressing, several kinds of cranberries, and all sorts of other things, including a giant turkey leg for Greg. After dinner, we relaxed by playing a couple hours of Guitar Hero in the basement.
The day after Thanksgiving, a bunch of us went to the movie theater, where we split into two groups and watched Twilight and Quantum of Solace. Cy and I went with Rachel and Uncle Jeff to see Twilight (we had already seen Bond). It was pretty cute - kind of cheesy, but fun.
Our whirlwind trip ended on Saturday with another 8 hour car trip so that we could get back to Charleston so I could finish my NaNoWriMo novel and. . .my dreaded term paper. Overall, it was a good Thanksgiving - it was great to see family after such a long time. (And no one set the table on fire this year, which was also a plus.)