Just wanted to make a real quick update. I wanted to share my thanksgiving experience with friends and family. It is humorous, sickening, and awesome all at the same time. Enjoy.
It all started on a bus to the beach. I was loading up on bus carbs, you know the usual, pan de yucca, empanadas, tortillas, and random candy bars. From there I ended up at the entrance of a beach community with some friends. I was told to wait for a bus because the long walk to the beach could be dangerous. So I waited for about two seconds and started walking cause I am real real hardcore. 4 seconds later, a bus showed up, so I didn’t make it to far. When I got on the bus I noticed that some other friends were actually on this bus. We got to the beach and found a cabin that we had rented and bought some really big beers to break the place in.
For the next couple of days we ate a lot of empanadas, went swimming, made fires big enough to be illegal in some states, hiked, and played some American football. It was a beautiful scenario and it was spent with some cool people. We cooked all the food on a campfire and some people even caught some food from the Pacific.
From the time we got there we did not think that we were going to be having a normal thanksgiving, but then we noticed that the owner of the cabin had a turkey walking around. This is the first turkey I have seen in Ecuador and it is walking around the beach in the middle of nowhere on Thanksgiving. Talk about lucky. Well what happened next is expected. We asked the lady to part with her turkey friend. She did, but you could tell she was a lover and not an eater.
So now we have this live turkey and we have instructions on how to kill it that we looked up on the Internet. The turkey was then laid upon some wood to prepare for the kill. With one chop of a machete, the turkey’s head was done. The turkey seemed pretty calm before he was beheaded, but after that head came off it went crazy for a good five minutes. Oh, a bunch of blood came out too. Some guys then drained the blood, plucked the feathers, and proceeded to butcher the turkey. Remember all we had was a campfire, so that is what we were going to be cooking the turkey on.
After the butchering we put pieces of the turkey on the fire and started to grill it up. I was a bit iffy, but the turkey was actually really good. After a hefty lunch we knew what had to happen next. Thanksgiving Football Game. We played and we had the tallest player on our team, so we won. Then we went swimming and came back in to tend the fire that had been burning for quite some time. I was drinking a victory cerveza when I noticed that my stomach was starting to knot up. I set me beer down and went inside and laid down for what I thought would be a few minutes. I ended up falling asleep.
I woke up about 2 hours later and knew that I had to get out of bed, I just didn’t know what for. It turns out that Mr. Turkey had made me a little sick and my thanksgiving lunch needed to make an emergency evacuating out of my face. So that ended my thanksgiving evening and I headed home the next day.
It may not sound like it ended up very well, but this will be one of the most memorable thanksgivings I have ever had. I wouldn’t have it any other way.