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Given the new guidelines to not travel during Thanksgiving (and probably Christmas), are folks planning to travel anyway? If so, where are you going and will you drive or fly?
 

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We are flying from Oahu to Molokai this Saturday and will stay for two weeks.
 

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We generally don't travel over the holidays, preferring to be at home. The difference this year is that our older daughter, who comes to visit for either Thanksgiving or Christmas, won't be coming.
 

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We are spending next week in Palm Desert but won't be doing Thanksgiving. We'll be working from "home" for half the week and staying socially distanced the rest of the time. I've already had my groceries delivered. My mom (in our pod) will join us for part of the week. We'll probably do a hike or two but otherwise no real plans.
 

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PUBLIC SERVICE MESSAGE: The second this thread turns political, it will be closed - focus on the topic of TRAVEL!

We are going to spend a couple of weeks at our home in Nevada (will drive) - but it will be just the 2 of us. We are in tight "stay at home mode," so a big Thanksgiving dinner is just not in the cards for us this year. I have to admit, I won't miss all the work of cooking a big dinner! ;)
 

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PUBLIC SERVICE MESSAGE: The second this thread turns political, it will be closed - focus on the topic of TRAVEL!

We are going to spend a couple of weeks at our home in Nevada (will drive) - but it will be just the 2 of us. We are in tight "stay at home mode," so a big Thanksgiving dinner is just not in the cards for us this year. I have to admit, I won't miss all the work of cooking a big dinner! ;)
Even though it will just be the three of us will be still be doing the "big" Thanksgiving dinner. But we won't be cooking. :D We get it from Sprouts. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable and rolls. We get pies from a woman we know who makes the most wonderful ones. We've been doing Sprouts for several years. The food has been very good, and as you say, we don't miss all work of cooking a big dinner. We love the leftovers.
 

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We are currently at KoOlina and were supposed to return home tonight. But, we were able to extend our stay 3 weeks, so, we’ll be here through 12 December.

I’m cooking Thanksgiving dinner here in our unit. Our grandson and his family will join us most likely. We could have gotten the dinner they are serving here at Longboards but we want to have leftovers. :p

And in true TUGGER fashion, @frank808 asked us to join his family which is just sweet. We declined but we’re so touched that he would offer. ❤❤

Whatever everyone does, I hope all will have a wonderful holiday. Know that you are loved and cared for by TUGGERS everywhere. Be safe!!
 

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We usually go to our daughter/SIL/and granddaughter’s home for Thanksgiving. Some of SIL’s friends come as well as his parents and two nieces. Everyone brings something. We repeat the experience Christmas dinner at SIL’s parent’s house. Not happening this year. The three of us will prepare a prime rib roast for T’giving dinner. We much prefer that to a turkey anyway and will probably do the turkey thing for Christmas.
 

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We are staying home for Thanksgiving which is a norm however we are not having our 40+ Thanksgiving Dinner. Instead we planning to go to Scottsdale after Christmas. We love to just visit our TS and relax.
 

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We usually have a big extended family get together for thanksgiving. We are all located in Northern California, so that was mostly just a day trip. That was canceled months ago... My wife and i have sometimes traveled between Christmas and New Years, since we are both off work. We don't have any travel planned, I suppose its possible we might try for a few nights away this year but I doubt it..

To be honest I have a long history of getting sick with cold, flu or phenomena over the Christmas break, so travel then has always been challenging.
 

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Heading to Aruba surf club Saturday. I was much more excited last month, I’m over warm beach weather since I’m in full holiday mode and would rather be home decorating. Woah is me..... going to Aruba. That is something to be thankful for.
 

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I waited until just last week to cancel my 30+ annual Thanksgiving dinner. We will have my children and grandkids only, and no traveling for us in 2020.
 

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We were originally booked to spend 15 nights in Palm Springs area, joining our close friends and their children and their families who are flying in or driving in. We bailed on the trip. Our friends are going ahead with their plans with 7 rooms booked. Thanksgiving dining will be outdoors at the Terrace at Desert Willow.

We are now planning to stay put but have invited another couple who are also close friends to our home for Thanksgiving. We play golf with them regularly and dine at each other's home periodically. There is a little risk with indoor dining but we are willing to accept it.
 

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Still planning on Orlando-leave tomorrow night in fact (flying) - long planned since the college campus my middle is attending will be closed after Thanksgiving break. Flying home on Dec 1 - originally we were going to drive home in her car-but airfare was soooo cheap we are leaving the car on campus over winter break. Will likely go out for Thanksgiving dinner somewhere. Meeting hubs oldest and her family for weekend after at Universal. Will do the (voluntary) 2 week quarantine when we get back and start getting swabbed again in hopes the nursing homes will not have more covid cases and I can get back in on the extremely limited basis already doing.
 

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We are staying home for Thanksgiving, normally all of the cousins get together and we all have dinner together...This year we are doing a zoom call and I will make a Turkey, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing and pumpkin pie
 

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We will be home for Thanksgiving celebrating with our newly adopted daughter. I ordered Thanksgiving dinner from our country club but our daughter will only eat corn, sweet potatoes and apple pie. I will need to find a protein for her.

For Christmas, we were going to spend 2 weeks at Four Seasons Aviara but we might cut back to the week after Christmas so we can spend Christmas at home and Santa Claus can come down our chimney at home. I was worried Santa might get confused about where we are and deliver the wrong gifts if we are in San Diego.
 

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We will be home for Thanksgiving celebrating with our newly adopted daughter. I ordered Thanksgiving dinner from our country club but our daughter will only eat corn, sweet potatoes and apple pie. I will need to find a protein for her.

For Christmas, we were going to spend 2 weeks at Four Seasons Aviara but we might cut back to the week after Christmas so we can spend Christmas at home and Santa Claus can come down our chimney at home. I was worried Santa might get confused about where we are and deliver the wrong gifts if we are in San Diego.
So so happy for you . Enjoy this special time.
 

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We will be home for Thanksgiving celebrating with our newly adopted daughter. I ordered Thanksgiving dinner from our country club but our daughter will only eat corn, sweet potatoes and apple pie. I will need to find a protein for her.

For Christmas, we were going to spend 2 weeks at Four Seasons Aviara but we might cut back to the week after Christmas so we can spend Christmas at home and Santa Claus can come down our chimney at home. I was worried Santa might get confused about where we are and deliver the wrong gifts if we are in San Diego.
I missed the post about your daughter. How old is she? I am very happy for you because I remember that you have wanted to adopt for quite a long time.
 

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I missed the post about your daughter. How old is she? I am very happy for you because I remember that you have wanted to adopt for quite a long time.
She is 8 turning 9 in January. She is a wonderful girl and we are enjoying our time with her. We got custody on Oct 25th. We have never had kids before and she is supposed to be a challenging child but we are finding her to be a joy.
 

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We will be home for Thanksgiving celebrating with our newly adopted daughter. I ordered Thanksgiving dinner from our country club but our daughter will only eat corn, sweet potatoes and apple pie. I will need to find a protein for her.

For Christmas, we were going to spend 2 weeks at Four Seasons Aviara but we might cut back to the week after Christmas so we can spend Christmas at home and Santa Claus can come down our chimney at home. I was worried Santa might get confused about where we are and deliver the wrong gifts if we are in San Diego.
This is going to be an awesome thanksgiving and holiday season. Enjoy every minute they grow up so quickly
 

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She is 8 turning 9 in January. She is a wonderful girl and we are enjoying our time with her. We got custody on Oct 25th. We have never had kids before and she is supposed to be a challenging child but we are finding her to be a joy.
My youngest is a girl and my mum always told me she was my challenge. She is the sweetest and most thoughtful of my 3 kids.

She has Type 1 Diabetes, anxiety, depression, and has ADHD. I appreciate that with all her struggles she is always concerned about everyone else.
 

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My youngest is a girl and my mum always told me she was my challenge. She is the sweetest and most thoughtful of my 3 kids.

She has Type 1 Diabetes, anxiety, depression, and has ADHD. I appreciate that with all her struggles she is always concerned about everyone else.
Three girls here but my middle one was the interesting one. Mostly she was just born thinking that she should be first - first in the car, first serving of dessert etc. It took years of gentle pressure to correct that. It drove my mom nuts - she was more along the lines of "spare the rod" but I would tell her "mom, she's like a cake that is not done baking". Fast forward 30 years and she is thoughtful and delightful, and very successful in her career. Not everyone develops at the same pace. There needs to be latitude when raising kids.
 
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We will be home for Thanksgiving celebrating with our newly adopted daughter. I ordered Thanksgiving dinner from our country club but our daughter will only eat corn, sweet potatoes and apple pie. I will need to find a protein for her.

For Christmas, we were going to spend 2 weeks at Four Seasons Aviara but we might cut back to the week after Christmas so we can spend Christmas at home and Santa Claus can come down our chimney at home. I was worried Santa might get confused about where we are and deliver the wrong gifts if we are in San Diego.
Truly something to be thankful for! Enjoy every minute!
 
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