For the past 20+ years, my siblings and I have made an effort to spend Thanksgiving together. There are 5 of us and 13 nieces and nephews. We don't all make it every year, but our track record is solid.
This year we met on Kiawah Island, South Carolina. We rented a house large enough for all of us to share. Sharing a house is the way to go because all of unplanned moments make the best memories. Our holiday included...
BAKINGMy sister is the best event organizer! This year she planned a cookie bar baking contest. Each team of two finds and executes a recipe of their choice in hopes of winning the title of the best. This year's winner was a Rocky Road brownie. The girls used their brains and their cooking skills to win. (They knew one of the judges loved rocky road). The other entries included: Monster Cookie Bar, Raspberry Oatmeal Bar, Fluffernutter Bar, Peppermint Brownie and a Strawberry Cheesecake Bar.
Each year we also run in the local Turkey Day Run on Thanksgiving morning. We have done this race for the past three years and it is a family favorite. It was a chilly day with wind and temp in the 30s.
This must also be a favorite of the band KISS
because I saw them last year too! They complete the race in full stage attire and aren't shy about posing for photos.
The race runs through historic downtown Charleston and is a scenic course.
|St. Michael's Church|
|Start and Finish line at Marion Square|
|The long sleeved race t is a good one.|
EATINGOur trip to Charleston always includes another much loved spot - Cupcake! on King Street
BEACHThere was a sandcastle contest on the beach at Kiawah and here are some of the creations.
|The dragon in the top left was the winner and the castle from Tangled in the top right also placed.|
|Caravan of eight|
I just love spending time with my family and am already looking forward to next year.
Hope you had a relaxing holiday with some good food.