Thanksgiving 2011: Vernon, Oklahoma

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This years Thanksgiving holiday took us on a 2 1/2 hour road trip to the country side town of Vernon, Oklahoma.  We were worried about taking a cooked turkey”on the road”” but it did well riding shotgun!

The town of Vernon has a story of it’s own to tell. But this was a time to catch up with old friends. One of my dearest friends grew up here. Her parents still live here and all the grandkids spend any days out of school with their grandparents. This is their chance to explore without much of the cares of city life. Most of the time grandpa has different tasks that have to get done.  Here the boys have returned after a day of cutting up large log that was blocking the creek.

Of course there is always time for some fun. There was a trampoline in the back of the house and boy did the kids put it to good use! They were out there for hours working up an appetite for that Thanksgiving meal!

Even ZeeK, (the pet RACOON!) enjoyed some of the thanksgiving meal. I couldn’t believe that he was so tame.  He had the cutest little hands that would grab a piece of Turkey and take it under the porch to eat.