Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving in the Desert

This is really getting to be a habit. This is my 11th Thanksgiving in the desert near Borrego Springs, CA with my WIN friends. This year 70 of us celebrated together. It's quite an operation, beginning on Wednesday carving the precooked turkeys and hams.


Finally, on the big day, the servers get ready to dish out the meat, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy.


There's so much food, we make 3 meals out of it.


There are also lots of pot-luck side dishes.


I think there's some turkey buried underneath there somewhere.


Bob provided after-dinner entertainment.


This area is know for lots of off-road vehicle fun, especially on this weekend. What looks like fog here is actually the dust from Ocotillo Wells, the big ATV/dirt bike area.


On Friday, Chuck took us on a hike to a nearby slot canyon.


We dropped down into the slot canyon, but then somehow missed the road to get back out. We walked a good mile down canyon before turning around.


But at least we all had plenty of water. That is water, isn't it???

5 comments:

Lew and Jan Johns said...

Hmm. I wonder if the "water" had anything to do with missing the road out of the Canyon? :~)

Lew

Barbara and Ron said...

Sorry we missed everybody. I'm sure it was wonderful as always.

Linda and Terry said...

I am pretty sure that the plate of food didn't belong to you.

Dixxe's Doodles said...

WOW what a feast you guys had!! Hope that sand didnt get in your food!! I'll take a swig of that "water"...lol
The hike looks like a great one!! We are still eating leftovers too...today may be last of it!!

Lynn said...

Wow talk about a big family Thanksgiving, that food looked so yummy!!