It's Thanksgiving! I remember trying to get the day off last year in Ukraine, to an answer of "Oh, a holiday of your people?... How nice!... Now get back to work." ; ) One year later and no one's going into work today (except hopefully the people at the grocery store so I can grab some sunflower oil to make a last-minute морковый салат).
In honor of this very American holiday, here's a peek at recent American life:
|Hamburger and beer: food for patriots.|
|Boats moored along the Colombia River.|
|Reading an old sci-fi book while waiting for the train.|
|D's #1 favorite food.|
|Ten-dollar flowers from the farmers' market.|
|Near the South Waterfront neighborhood.|
|Кит being Кит.|
|Portland is a city of breweries.|
|And a city of rent-a-cars. These tiny car2go vehicles crack me up.|
|It's that time of year.|
|Also time for all the trees to be wrapped in Christmas lights. The evening streets look so beautiful with their lit up trees.|
|Cold and flu season begins.|
|Our first time trying redbox.|
|Playing a civics game at work.|
|One last little bit of fall.|
|Nothing strange here. This is the Pacific Northwest after all.|
Now I'd better book it to the store and start making that salad before it's time to sit down for the Thanksgiving meal. If today is a holiday for you too, how will you spend it?
Click here for Snapshots of American Life 2.