Funny…somehow all of us at Caring Companions of Atlanta always thought America cornered the market in everything turkey. I mean Thanksgiving is uniquely American and, now that I think if it, I don’t think I ate turkey once while living in Europe for two years. Where were all the turkeys!? Well, as we all take “five” and enjoy family and friends this Thanksgiving, I wanted to share something uniquely Spanish.
I saw my first authentic Flamenco Dance performance in Barcelona, Spain in 2001 while on honeymoon with my lovely bride. We made a night of it…dinner, the performance and then a scavenger-hunt of a trip back to our hotel (the performance ended so late, there were no transportation options to get back to our hotel!). We ended up walking close to six kilometers (they don’t use miles in the EU) and nearly saw the sun come up by the time we hit the pillow.
Now, back to the turkey…it appears as though all the turkeys, at least in Spain, partake in vocations other than holiday fare. Case in point, I enlighten you with the grand turkey Isabela. I wish she’d been part of the show we saw in 2001, but alas, we had to settle for homo sapien dancers. I will leave you with her performance to enjoy. More importantly, however, enjoy your family this Thanksgiving holiday. Dinners are a dime a dozen…family is sacred and unique to each of us. Embrace your cherished loved ones and tolerate those that bring jello molds or chew with their mouths open. And rather than taking that post-dinner walk, how about doing a turkey dance?
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