What's Everyone Doing For Thanksgiving...

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David D.'s Comment
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I thought I would lighten it up some, too many heavy topics lately. What's everyone doing for Thanksgiving? I'm at home (mainly because I'm not on the road yet) going to my step-daughter's house for Thanksgiving. My job is to bake two pumpkin and one blueberry pies tomorrow and help test the deviled eggs my wife's making. I'm sure I won't have any issues with the last part.

For those of you on the road I have a neat story for you. I once had to spend a Thanksgiving in Vidalia GA due to work responsibilities. Not to be deterred, I decided I wanted Thanksgiving dinner. I made a nice turkey dinner with all the trimmings in the hotel kitchen for myself, one of my coworkers, a couple of guests at the hotel and the folks that had to work at the hotel that night. Probably my most memorable Thanksgiving dinner ever. So, no matter where you are you can probably find someone to share a dinner with and with just a little imagination have a nice dinner.

Here's wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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Michael B.'s Comment
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Well since my mentor/trainer is on home time again I will be spending Thanksgiving with my family!! The only saving grace of more home time, well that and Im still getting paid..lol. Seriously though, Hired Oct. 19th, trucks in the shop. Picked up on the 23rd trucks in shop again on 24th. Back out on the 26th. Trainer home time from Oct 31 till Nov 11th. picked up again on the 12th and dropped of at home again the 19th. To be picked back up on the 25th. My upgrade should be complete around the 4-5th of December. Thank god I get along well with him and am not upset with it cause I am still getting paid...lol

When I upgrade I will not see much home time by choice so a little bit more time to spend with my family and friends is welcome. Hope everyone enjoys the holidays and as always, be safe out there!!!

Jamie's Comment
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I will be working through Thanksgiving. 👏👏

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I've been out the last 4 weeks. Will be home this evening. Taking Thursday thru Sunday off, then back out until Christmas.

Turtle's Comment
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It'll be a solo Thanksgiving for me, up in Wisconsin no less. Yeah it kind of sucks but it was planned for a good reason.

My wife normally rides with me, but I dropped her at home a couple weeks ago so she could help out with the new grandbaby...yup I have a new grandson born 11/16 :) !!!! (shameless plug)

It's a worthy sacrifice. I'll be home on the 3rd for a couple days to pick the wife back up, then home again for a week and a half at Christmas/new years

Navypoppop's Comment
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No matter where everyone will be for Thanksgiving I wish each and everyone a happy and thankful holiday. Hopefully we can all be home with family if that is what we want. From the moderators to each member here on TT I wish a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

Tinker's Comment
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I will be at home with my family recovering from a crash. Since it it only sore muscles, I am hoping to be back on the road by this weekend. My codriver will probably need more recovery time so I will either be running solo or with someone from the extra board until she is ready to get back behind the wheel. I have a lot to be thankful for this year and am glad to be sharing this time with the people that care about me. Happy Thanksgiving!

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I will be sonewhere between Auburndale, FL, and Lebanon, TN. It mainly depends on where I decide to stop. confused.gifsmile.gif

Old School's Comment
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Wow Tinker!

I hope your co-driver recovers well. I'm very glad to hear you're okay.

As for me I'm headed home, but won't be there until Thursday morning. I got dispatched a three stop 1430 mile run to Connecticut from Delhi, LA this past Saturday afternoon. You'd think that makes it kind of tough to get back to Texas for Thanksgiving on Thursday. Well, if they go ahead and preplan you with a 1990 mile backhaul to Texas before you even leave with your first load, then it just makes it a gravy run!

Speaking of gravy, we won't be having any with our Thanksgiving meal. I have this tradition of doing non-traditional meals at Thanksgiving. Some years we smoke meats like brisket, pork ribs, and sausage. Occasionally I'll cook a leg of Lamb, sometimes we cook a huge pot of Seafood Gumbo, but this year we've got a 13 pound Wagyu beef Prime Rib Roast that my Son-in-law will be cooking on the Big Green Egg. I am looking forward to the meal and the time with my family, but you just cant beat having a 3,400 mile week and still getting to share the holiday with the people you love.

Steve L.'s Comment
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Wow Tinker!

I hope your co-driver recovers well. I'm very glad to hear you're okay.

As for me I'm headed home, but won't be there until Thursday morning. I got dispatched a three stop 1430 mile run to Connecticut from Delhi, LA this past Saturday afternoon. You'd think that makes it kind of tough to get back to Texas for Thanksgiving on Thursday. Well, if they go ahead and preplan you with a 1990 mile backhaul to Texas before you even leave with your first load, then it just makes it a gravy run!

Speaking of gravy, we won't be having any with our Thanksgiving meal. I have this tradition of doing non-traditional meals at Thanksgiving. Some years we smoke meats like brisket, pork ribs, and sausage. Occasionally I'll cook a leg of Lamb, sometimes we cook a huge pot of Seafood Gumbo, but this year we've got a 13 pound Wagyu beef Prime Rib Roast that my Son-in-law will be cooking on the Big Green Egg. I am looking forward to the meal and the time with my family, but you just cant beat having a 3,400 mile week and still getting to share the holiday with the people you love.

Enjoy that Wagyu! I had some for the first time this summer and...OMG that stuff is good.

Good way to cap the week.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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