Monday, November 29, 2010
Thanksgiving Day in Cleveland
The day started out excellently (and early) with a Turkey Trot 5-mile race through the run down, dirty, and empty streets of downtown Cleveland. The freezing rain was hitting our faces hard, as the 30 degree wind blew through each layer of our clothing. Only a few Turkey Day's back I was doing a 5-Mile trot down the beautiful row of Bell Meade Blvd in Nashville. The street is lined by millionaire homes, and smelled of the Thanksgiving brunches that were being prepared for the parties that would begin as soon as the race was finished...quite a change. However, this year I was really quite happy just to have crossed this finish line, so no complaints, just observations.
After the run, we stopped to visit our Indian neighbors who were hosting some family from out of town for the weekend. They were making a mid-morning snack of hot chai tea and delicious handmade roti, which we dipped into fresh plain yogurt. It was the best. So fresh, flavorful and warm right off the stove.