Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thanksgiving in Saipan

A week ago on Thanksgiving, we woke early to go on a Turkey ride up north. It was my third ride since the knee surgery and I felt pretty good riding up Suicide Cliff with Tim. The rest of the group rode trails, but Tim stayed with me and we rode on the rode. Even though I was slow, I had enough energy to ride about 22km. In a couple of days, I'll be racing with a team in the 5th Annual Hell of the Marinas Century Cycle. I'll ride the last leg - 25km from Banzai Cliff back to PIC. Many will ride solo and do the entire 100km but there will also be teams of 2, 3 and 4 persons.

In the afternoon, we went to the Mister's home for a lovely Thanksgiving dinner. There were about 40 people there and we had lunch, dinner and a second dinner. It was a great way to enjoy the view, feast with friends and play the "Catch Phrase" game.
Todd & Shimiko are brand new parents! She gave birth just 3 days after Thanksgiving! Congratulations to you both on the birth of your son!

Earlier in the week, we had our traditional Bible Study group Thanksgiving dinner at our home on Monday night. The food and company were all great!
We played "Bible Outburst" with women against the men. The quesitons were a lot harder than we thought.
There was certainly lots of food for everyone. Turkey is something we should serve more than once a year.
We are very thankful for everything, especially our dear family and friends!

1 comment:

Stephan Samoyloff said...

Wow, familiar faces not seen in some time. Glad to hear your surgery went well. Lovely to see the north island at a tinme when we are getting ready for skiing!

Miss everyone muchly.

Stephan, Deena, Jamie, Evan.