The celebration began near Venice Beach watching the surf and checking into Marriott's before going to Rachel's

Rachel and Tommy were busy with Thanksgiving preparations.

Still, we had a few minutes for pictures

Tommy's Dad, Fred, joined us for the gourmet Bon Appétit feast

Our next holiday stop was Santa Paula where we met the Acevedo clan and headed for Lake Casitas

Later on we joined the Sidler family for Chinese take-out:

A couple of days later we joined the Collins and Neiber clans in Yuba City for pizza and birthday cake followed by soccer:

A few days later, Zoe & Mike joined us for a wine tasting tour near Soledad:

Next: Christmas and New Year's Eve

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