Thanksgiving Day, Baltimore, Maryland: Over the past 14 years as expats overseas, we’ve worked hard to preserve as many Thanksgiving traditions as possible.
Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,
You couldn't buy a turkey, plucked or in any condition, really, other than roaming around a barnyard, in Waterford when we moved there 14 years ago. Nor could you find cranberry sauce or pumpkin filling for making a pie in any supermarket.
Since we left the States, we've spent some Thanksgivings back in Baltimore, with my family (as we are this year), and some in the places where we've been living along the way. In some ways, for me, Thanksgiving abroad has been more difficult to come to terms with than Christmas overseas. While everyone everywhere we've been has joined us in celebrating Christmas, we've had to work, as we've roamed, to preserve our own Thanksgiving traditions.