For the first time in almost 35 years I won't be doing Thanksgiving dinner for my Family and Friends!! Whoa! My oldest son Corey who lives in California and his family invited me to go to Hawaii again this year....GO ME!!! Given a variety of scheduling factors on Corey's end, the only time he could get off/get booked for the trip is the week before Thanksgiving, and thru to Thanksgiving eve. We don't get fly in to LAX till very late Wednesday evening, and rather than me just hopping a connecting flight back to Nashville, I'll be staying on with them for an extra couple days and traveling back Saturday. Typically they go to his Mother-in-Law's house for Thanksgiving because she always does a huge family celebration, and his wife Mai usually does a bunch of cooking for that, though this year there just won't be time for her to do everything she normally does, so it will be a bit scaled down on her end. Too, Corey may well end up being back at work for some of that time....he's a firefighter/paramedic...he's been trying to finesse his schedule at the firehouse to get a couple extra days off once they get home. That's still a work in progress. Anyway, this is all going to be very different for me! Paige my sweet daughter has graciously agreed to do dinner in my absence, though the plan is for it to be very much a pot luck thing so it's not all on her. I just got done sending out a kinfolk email to everyone alerting them to the change. We're going to Kauai this year. He got a really good deal on accommodations. He's already booked several adventures.......zip lining, tubing, hiking, snorkeling, etc....I'm so excited already!!!