Thanksgiving

We know it’s insane to travel with a two-month-old. The thirteen-hour car-drive turns much longer when you have to stop to nurse every few hours, and we all panicked a bit when, the day before we left, Sophie broke my ipad that I had loaded with puzzles & games to occupy her for the long car-trip. But a good friend lent us his spare ipad, we managed to do half the driving at night, and, when we finally got to northwestern New Mexico, aka Navajo Nation, aka where Ben’s mom lives, it was worth it.

Everett got to meet his namesake, his great-grandpa, Dick Everett Doherty.
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Dick charmed me by declaring that my Thanksgiving meal was the best he’d eaten in 91 years. It was pretty good, if I do say so myself.
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After the food, we had a very competitive game of Chinese Checkers.
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Other amusements: swimming in the hotel pool, riding in the hotel elevator, and shopping at the cowboy clothing store.

Everett tolerated being toted around Anasazi ruins.
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Soph actually enjoyed it, most of the time.
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Until we made her take one too many family photos.
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But, really, it was worth it for the family time.
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And the views.

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You can see all of Ben’s photos here.

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