Thanksgiving in Tiburon


I got to spend this past Thanksgiving with my friends Dan and Paul, and Paul’s whole family. It’s actually a bit of a Thanksgiving tradition for all of us (or various combinations of us) to gather together in California. Though Paul is from Cupertino, his parents now live in Singapore, so they rented a home in Tiburon where we could all have Thanksgiving together.  Great views, great weather, and great company! So much to be thankful for. =)


I went with lots of baked goods for my contributions to dinner. A loaf of bread made from scratch, three dessert tarts, and homemade ice cream too.

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Dan preps his deli spread.

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Paul cradles my bread-baby and Becky butters up the turkey.

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Such a beautiful day in a beautiful setting.

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A silly little card game, Deer in Headlights.

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Paul’s parents collected a bunch of wine bottles with vintages in the years Paul and Becky were born. At this point, it’s becoming more difficult to get a drinkable bottle (and not a wine that’s turned to vinegar) but they still have a few bottles left, and Becky had to very delicately extract the cork from each.

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Then it was time for the feast!

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Such a beautiful spread!


And just as quickly, we were all stuffed and left to recover on the couch…

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Or out on a beautiful nighttime stroll in Tiburon! Such a gorgeous view across the bay to San Francisco.



Paul and his mom tried really hard to find a lighter for Dan’s birthday candle but had to resort to an app instead. Happy Birthday Dan!

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And we ended the night with ice cream and a discussion of whether lychee-bacon would be a good idea or not. You never know! People do say bacon goes with everything. =)


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