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Operation Wild Turkey(s)

Byron Bay, NSW

sunny 80 °F

Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends and family in the U.S. as well as those who now celebrate in Australia! It is only too fitting that we have spent the last four nights in Byron Bay with wild turkeys roaming the Broken Head camp ground. It must be said, that there is no sweeter time of the year to be an Aussie-born turkey rather than a U.S. native gobbler. Just the thought of leftover turkey sandwiches almost had Lukin stringing up a bow and sharpening his arrow tips for a mid-night Operation Wild Turkey hunt. But we left them alone - for the most part.

While we miss our family and friends back home, and the traditions that we have practiced our whole lives during this time of year (aka stuffing our faces with delicious grub, spending time together and watching football on the tube), the REAL point of this day is to obviously give thanks, which we did a lot of. Whether it was Thanksgiving, the thought of our last true hot Australian beach day, or the number of topless bathers on the beach, we had a blast today filled with heaps of laughter. Lukin snagged a sunrise surf sesh and Katie enjoyed a late morning run donning sneaks, bikini, and ipod (can't beat that!). The rest of the day was spent chasing crazy mohawked seagulls around the beach, practicing our cartwheels, somersaults, and handstands, wave riding and diving and a bit of reading, though not much for us rambunctious Yanks today.

No turkey for us - instead we opted for a Byron Bay "BayGer" burger - the best we could do to substitute for our mom's best cooking. Turns out both meals make you equally tired - probably not the best choice to kick off a 6+ hour drive this evening. Big T is on the road again, heading 500 km south to Port Stephens for a 2 night stay in the Tea Gardens near Nelson Bay.

Love to you all - see you soon Fam and even sooner Gerringong Gang.

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Posted by lukinktlain 23:30 Archived in Australia Tagged beach turkey wild surfing bay thanksgiving byron turkeys

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