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    Default DR1 Thanksgiving Bash...

    First off I want to thank Delores and Robert for being our both official and unofficial Sponsors for this Party and allowing us to put their name on it. That happens to be a risky deal considering the crowd we attract and the damage we can do to their business reputation! LOL I also want to thank Marco (our Rocky) of Rockys Bluesbar and Restaurant for working as hard as he has to get and keep this together. Not an easy job considering the strain we are going to put on the joint that night. Hell just keeping track of reservations is enough to give someone a coronary.

    Second I want to thank each and everyone of you who has both participated in the thread and is going to participate in the US Thanksgiving Party that is going to be held at Rockys in Sosua this coming week. We sold out pretty early due to the fact we can only hold 100 people for dinner and even at 100 we can hardly get it done. I assure you after speaking to Ted the Bartender that the Presidente's will be cold and the Rum drinks complete with rum! I had to twist his arm a bit!

    If you are in town and would have liked to participate but couldnt get a seat please come by at 9pm for drinks and great conversation with a great group of people. I along with many others here can honestly say it will be the finest time that can be had in this country without going to jail afterwards!

    I will be delighted to meet you and see all the folks I have previously met. No where else will you be able to meet all the people you have read for all these months in one place in the flesh. Bring any questions with you as well since most of the people with the great info will be there to answer them for you. These are the same people that have answered my questions I needed answered before I bought property and set up home here and are a wealth of information that would be impossible to reproduce anywhere in the Dominican Republic or the world.

    Due to the change in the Peso from 28 to 1 when we made the menu and the current price which is over 40 to 1 the price of the Turkey Dinner has unfortunately risen to 249- Pesos. Not at all bad considering you get a nice meal, coffee and dessert but I want to apologize for this. We didn't know that the Peso would crap out like it did.

    Dinners start being served from 6pm on. We hope to be finished serving by 8:30 to 9pm and just drinks after that.

    I am looking forward to meeting and seeing all of you!

    Escott

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    Default Please call me?

    Scott: I need to talk to you.
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    I couldn't get the PM or the email button to work, so I took this way to get to you...

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    Very,very sorry to report that I won't be there. I'm in bed with worst case of the gripe that I've ever had. And adding to my misery is the fact that I have a pinched nerve or something that prevents me from typing with left hand. Can't control the fingers to typewhen arm bent in typing position. So any typing is done with one finger of right hand.

    I was really looking forward
    to meeting many dr1ers but it is not to be.

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    Ken, sorry to hear that. Does this mean you wont be showing me around the gym in Sosua? By the way, have they opened the new one yet? What are my options?

    Dale

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    Depends on when you are coming. If before end of year, go to Golden Park. Just as you are leaving Sosua for Cabarete, you will see a big sign saying gym at corner of highway and a shot street that goes to right. Gym at end of it. You can't miss it.

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    I will miss you and Barb on Turkey Day Ken. So sorry you aren't feeling well. Call me if there is anything I can pick up for you. 853-6158 is my cellular.

    Scott

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    Default Thanksgiving

    My first Thanksgiving here in the Dominican Republic was not what I had become used to with my family in the United States.

    Alba, pregnant with our soon-to-be-daughter Ghislaine, and I had just fled our home on the North Coast to an apartment in Santiago. We had no furniture or appliances to speak of. A mattress set with legs, a small glass table and a few chairs, no refrigerator yet. Just a microwave oven to heat food. And very little money to buy food! But we had each other amd I was determined to celebrate Thanksgiving! I bought what I could at the supermarket and prepared it all in the microwave as a surprise for my Alba. No turkey, chicken breast slices in gravy. Potatoes, stuffing, cranberries, a bottle of champagne, and candles.

    I didn't know it at the time, but I think that may have been my favorite Thanksgiving of all.

    Each year since I have said Thank You to my wife and family and friends at Thanksgiving here at Xanadu by cooking a huge feast for all. The cooking starts the night before. The house takes on the wonderful smells of roasting turkey and fresh bread through the night. I wake and head to the kitchen every few hours to baste and pull new little treats in and out of the oven so all will be ready by late morning.

    Thanksgiving Day is a time to share food and fun with those who make our lives so much better and fuller! It's a time for me to play with the children, introduce Dominicans to everything from my pumpkin pies to NFL football, set up the Christmas tree, lights, and decorations, play games in the pool, eat lots of turkey, drink champagne, and most of all hang out and celebrate being alive and well and deeply in love with the best people on the planet - my Alba and the kids. I can't think of anyone else I'd rather have call me 'Papi Tom' than those kids!

    The world is full of blessings, yet sometimes they are so obvious, we can't see them. For me, this is one of those blessings. I do not wish to miss this wonderful day with my loved ones! So, it is with a little sadness that I won't be meeting some of you, but also with great relief that I will have the day free to spend with my loved ones, that I have decided to spend the day here at Xanadu and not attend.

    Enjoy yourselves, one and all. I know you will have a great time, and hope to meet you all some other time in the future.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Tom (aka XR)

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    Have a nice day with your family.

    Scott

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    Default Re: Thanksgiving

    Originally posted by XanaduRanch

    Thanksgiving Day is a time to share food and fun with those who make our lives so much better and fuller!
    The world is full of blessings, yet sometimes they are so obvious, we can't see them. For me, this is one of those blessings. I do not wish to miss this wonderful day with my loved ones!
    Well said Tom. This is something that I, (and I am sure others) need to remember all year and not just on Thanksgiving Day !!
    John

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    Default Hey guys

    Enjoy the bash I know Rocky will put on a feast.
    XR, well said about with the family, enjoy it along with all that corked Canadian wine now that is class stuff.

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