Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. I’m an especially big fan of the traditional Thanksgiving food. Since Ryan and I have been traveling, this has been a little more difficult to find. That doesn’t mean we haven’t been able to find it. So far we’ve been successful in Ecuador, Mexico, and now Thailand.
This year’s Thanksgiving adventure began with a preliminary brunch stop at a pie shop just around the corner from our apartment in Chiang Mai. We’d never been there but I’d been eyeing the place for the past month. Now it was Thanksgiving and I finally had an excuse to go! I ordered a slice of mango cream pie (whoop!) and Ryan had a slice of banana cream. They were delicious!
We spent the day driving around and enjoying the beautiful countryside. We visited a few temples and returned early for dinner. A restaurant at the Maya Mall had been advertising a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. We’d purchased tickets the week before and we showed up to enjoy our scrumptious meal of Cesar salad, soup, rolls, turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, and of course, pumpkin pie!
After dinner Ryan took me to see Murder on the Orient Express. We got the good seats at the back, which are reclining love seats, and enjoyed the movie. Afterwards I was craving apple pie so we snuck back to the pie shop we’d visited that morning. Ryan enjoyed a slice of strawberry cheesecake while I devoured the last piece of apple pie they had (apparently without remembering to take pictures first, so I borrowed these off their Facebook page).
I already had so much to be thankful for–more than three years of exciting adventures with my loving husband was definitely at the top of my list–but that day I could add three slices of pie to the list as well! It turns out Thanksgiving can feel like Thanksgiving anywhere as long as you remember to count your blessings and you eat your fill. Happy Thanksgiving!