This is our 2nd year in the RV, but last year we spent Thanksgiving with my niece, Katy, and her family so I didn’t do too much cooking. This year, she’s in Michigan with the family – celebrating the arrival of her new little guy, Graysen,
and we’re on our own in Arizona. So, it was time to attempt roasting a turkey in our convection oven!
This big ‘ol bird completely filled the oven, so I opted for the oven bag to keep my oven from becoming a disaster!
While I was busy preparing dinner, Tom and the boys loaded the bikes into the back of the truck and drove to the north end of the park to ride the Pipeline Canyon Trail.
Casey kept watch at the door, waiting for them to return!
It was a beautiful day today,
and there are plenty of people celebrating the holiday here in the park. Walking around we saw (and smelled) a variety of turkeys cooking – in deep fryers, on grills, and in roaster pans!
Our turkey took a little longer to cook than I expected, but it turned out juicy and delicious!
We had all the fixin’s to go with it – mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, dressing, corn, cranberry jelly, and homemade bread . . . YUM!
It was a great dinner, and we were all stuffed when it was over! Nicolas was my clean-up guy, washing all the dishes while I packed away the leftovers, and when we were done, we all took a nice long walk around the campground to wear off some of that food!
We finished off the day with some football and some pie . . . chocolate cream pie that I made from a kit, and a pumpkin pie courtesy of Fry’s.
Meanwhile, we’re still waiting for our background check to be complete . . . the other host couple from out of state said theirs took 2 weeks, and I’m sure the holiday didn’t help. We’re hoping to be able to start working next week, so Tom is going to ride along with the host on duty tomorrow for his training session.
which is a cute little artsy town just east of us . . . and drove through Scottsdale . . . Tom and I will have to go back down to Scottsdale to walk around one evening. It looked like a cute area – reminded me of Naples, FL.
Shortly after we arrived, the host couple on site #1 (next to us) moved across the road so that they would have morning sun instead of afternoon sun. We had been noticing that site # 1 was quite a bit longer than the site we were on, and had an extra parking space next to it which would get the truck out of our patio area. So, after a few days of deliberating, we decided to make the move before the last host arrives next week.
It was a good move . . . we have much more room and open space! We’ll be happy here!
As we moved all of our peripheral stuff over to the new site, Tom took the opportunity to take his motorcycle on a little ride around the park.
He’s hoping to get some riding in this winter. Mike, one of the other hosts, has a motorcycle as well, and they are planning some rides on their days off.
After our “3 days of rain” last week, we’ve been enjoying the improved weather . . . highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s, and some spectacular sunsets!
Although we miss being with our family and friends on the holidays, we’re very thankful that our family is able to have this time together exploring the US and experiencing new adventures!