Gloups first Thanksgiving meal in America

Gloups had his first Thanksgiving meal in America with friends and family.  We actually went to my cousin’s house, who did an amazing job preparing and cooking all the food.   Gloups got to help make the mashed potatoes and carve the huge turkey.  While we waited for the food to finish cooking Gloups hung out with everyone on the couch and watched American Football. Gloups was still confused why it’s called football because they don’t use their feet very much like French football (aka soccer).

On the way to our Thanksgiving feast.

The girls explained to Gloups all about Thanksgiving in America.  The holiday feast began in November 1621,  when the newly arrived Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians gathered at Plymouth for an autumn celebration. This feast lasted three days. According to Edward Winslow, it was attended by 90 Native Americans and 53 Pilgrims.

Thanksgiving meal

The traditional Thanksgiving meal included turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry, and pumpkin pie. Gloups tried everything including cranberry salad, carrot salad, and cookie and cakes.  As a result, Gloups belly was so stuffed it made him sleepy. The girls and he fell asleep to Christmas music on the long drive home.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

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About Chrissie

Follow our crazy journey across America as we visit roadside oddities, historical land marks and beautiful landscapes. I have ton of ideas and review educational products that will help you get the most on your home school adventure. We are an Unschool family that believes the world is our classroom and is teaching our children to self direct their education to a better future.