Friday, November 28, 2008
There are a lot of things that Dubai can do right, and for the many things that it can't, it at least tries to import them. If there is one thing that I can promise you alludes Dubai, it is a proper American Thanksgiving. Whereas the Muslim holidays are celebrated with significant fanfare, and most of the Hindu calendar gets lots of attention, even country specific holidays for our UK and Aussie friends aren't hard to come by, but due to a significant lack of American expats, Thanksgiving is a holiday spirit that is hard to come by.
It was 80 degrees out, there was no football, no parades, and even no turkey and stuffing. Our friend John is getting up at 5:15am to watch the Texas game on the internet, but that is the closest we got to anyone who was celebrating Turkey Day. Now, we are having a 'make up' Thanksgiving on Saturday which is promising some traditional dishes, but let's just say on this Thursday, it's just not the same.
What we lack in turkey and football, we can definitely make up for in thanks. So here is a big warm and loving thank you to all of our family and friends who take the time to read our blog, leave us comments, write us emails, and send their support (even if it is just mentally)! We might be a world away, but it makes a world of difference to us to have so many people who love us at home. The past year has brought us so many challenges and we certainly couldn't have scaled them with out knowing that we have great folks at home rooting for us. We love you too, and Happy Thanksgiving!
For our international friends, please allow my buddies Hoops and Yo-Yo to help you understand the finer points of our Thanksgiving holiday. Click here!