27th November 2008: Thanksgiving in the US
Hi my name is Andrew and I work for BBC World Service - on a programme called THE TAKEAWAY. The Takeaway goes out across America and is a co-production between Public Radio, the BBC and the New York Times.
For our Thanksgiving programme I'm looking to track down Americans stranded in Bangkok to have a chat on the programme.
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After saying that I will say that visiting New York and the New England states is a nice treat since a lot of the places are decorated for Christmas. Reply to this
Happy Thanksgiving to our USA visitors and bloggers - what's the craziest trip you've made home for this celebration?
Happy Thanksgiving - being a Brit - I've never actually celebrated thanksgiving - but I know it's a big thing - because;
Because of "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" - I loved this movie - John Candy and Steve Martin as two unfortunate salesmen trying desperately to get home for the celebration through bad weather and a series of disasters.
Has anyone had a similar experience?
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I would think that Thanksgiving would be a good time to visit the US, especially if you can get an invite to a traditional, home cooked meal. It is definitely a hectic time to travel though, so it would probably be best to park yourself in an enjoyable place for the three or four days on either side of the holiday, or come with plenty of patience.
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As for travel here in the US, the day before thanksgiving is considered to be the "busiest travel day of the year" (I don't have actual statistics on that, but that is kind of the phrase that everyone uses for it. It's very crowded both on the airways as well as the roads. As Keith mentioned, while it is great time to travel i'd give extra time before and after. A lot of restaurants are actually open those days, as some people opt for a meal out or are unable to cook in their home. Reply to this
I made veggie lasagna because we don't eat turkey.
Was there no Tofurky? Reply to this