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Thanksgiving 2008

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This was the first Thanksgiving either of us has ever spent away from our families and friends.  We were terribly sad to not be able to spend this day with all of our loved ones, but if we have to miss great times with family, good food, football and parades, we figure this is a pretty good place to do it.

Rather than parades to start the day, we went on a sunrise boat ride to look for monkeys.  Instead of time spent in the recliner or on the couch, we chilled in hammocks, swinging lazily to keep cool.  Instead of ignoring the football game on TV, I caught part of a spirited game of mud volleyball in our jungle camp, then went swimming with pink river dolphins.  And instead of pigging out on mom´s awesome Thanksgiving banquet, we had pizza and fresh orange banana juice.  It´s certainly no substitute for family and friends, but again, if we´re going to be away, this is not such a rough way to do it.  We are so grateful for the opportunity to be here! 

We are having an amazing time in Bolivia and will be updating again soon with lots of alligator and monkey pictures from the past few days.  In the meantime, Happy Thanksgiving to all!

–Meg

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