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.