Happy Thanksgiving

Angela and I have my mother visiting us for a week this Thanksgiving. The three of us went out to the University of Richmond for the annual Turkey Trot 10k this morning. What a great way to kick off the holiday. U of R is one of the most beautiful campuses in the country and, as we will all agree, also one of the hilliest. However, it was cool and sunny and we all had a great time. We also were able to run the hills in time that are even worth posting on the internet:

  • Jason – 56:28
  • Angela – 1:20:00
  • Brenda – 1:32:34

What’s more, we even all finished feeling great. We stopped off at Starbucks for some celebratory coffee and snacks. Now, we’re going to enjoy sitting around the house and hang out in the back yard some before starting some dinner preparations.

Angela's Thanksgiving Menu

Angela’s menu this evening consists of a free-range Turkey, green beans, beer rolls, potatoes au gratin, stuffing and pumpkin pie. Note, that is supposed to be a turkey, as interpreted by Angela.


We all went to see the Christmas lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond’s Northside. The lights were really well done and there was a lot of variety to them; more than you might expect from just Christmas lights. I took a lot of photos, but sadly I still have a lot to learn about nighttime photography. However, you can see some of the better ones in a new photo-set I’ve added on Flickr.

Incidently, if you aren’t already doing so, you should try using the recently added feature in Flickr for ordering prints of photos. I was even able to pick them up at the Target just down the street within an hour of placing the order (although I think you can also have them mailed). The price is great and the quality is really quite good, too. For 15¢, it’s almost as cheap as printing them yourself and might even be less hassle.

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