For the second year in a row, we decided for Thanksgiving to go with our friends Lawton and Amy Smith to a local Marriott Residence Inn meeting room that Lawton gets at some discount related to his business. The advantages: it's big enough to invite lots of folks, it has a nice TV for watching football, and best of all, it has a big pool for the kids to play in post-feast. Here are some highlights of the day: first, Adam was the only other family member as fascinated as I was by the turkey heart we found while Erin was preparing things that morning. We did a bit of home surgery, could see the various chambers in the heart, etc. -- fascinating to we males, gross-out for the other non-males in the family:
At the Marriott, here is the kids' table and I think kids ready for dessert a few hours later:
Here are the other two long tables with the adult friends and family:
And finally, after dinner, the star attraction was ... the pool!