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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving weekend to you!

About half our guests will say – thank you. The others will say, huh? That’s right – about half the guests that stay in our condos are Canadian (as are we, though we are permanent residents of the US).

Lucky us, our family gets to celebrate Thanksgiving twice, and we do! Sig thinks both Thanksgivings should involve a turkey (as should Christmas). Personally, I think roasting a turkey three times in three months is overkill. Maybe I should show him how to roast one, then he can be in charge of all this cooking.
Nevertheless, I remembered to buy (and freeze) this year’s Canadian Thanksgiving turkey last December (there is very limited supply of turkeys to be bought other than in November/December), and it’s currently in the fridge waiting for me to work my magic. I stumbled across a few cooking websites that discussed cutting up the turkey prior to roasting to cut down on the cooking time (which is apparently what restaurants do). I’ve googled and read up about it, and I’m going to try this! 
I will have no fancy turkey pictures this Canadian Thanksgiving!
Our good friends and cousins from Edmonton are here for their annual Thanksgiving Maui trip! It has become our tradition to check out the Kula Farms pumpkin patch and celebrate Thanksgiving with them.
I took one of my kids for a sneak-preview of the Kula Farms pumpkin patch earlier this week. This year you pay a dollar admission (which you can use as a credit towards any of the activities or your pumpkin). There is a corn maze ($3), 7 holes of minigolf ($3), bocce ball ($3), a children’s garden (free), the large pumpkin field (of course), a snack shop and the regular farm stand. If you are on island – go check it out! Additionally you get great bi-coastal views and you can cool off a little from Kihei’s heat.
Kula Farms pumpkin patch
Did you know – there are differences between Canadian and American Thanksgiving. While you eat similar foods (turkey, stuffing, cranberries etc), Canadian Thanksgiving can be celebrated on any day of the long weekend (the actual Thanksgiving day is the second Monday in October, vs the fourth Thursday in November for Americans). While there may be sales, there’s no Black Friday shopping, no football marathon watching, and while celebrated, in Canada Christmas is the bigger family event, whereas in the US it seems Thanksgiving is sometimes a bigger family event than Christmas.