I was so happy to go home for Thanksgiving. I got up early Thursday morning to meet my aunt in Brooklyn to drive up to Massachusetts. What I didn’t realize is the Macy’s Day Parade happens right where I live. I walked out of my apartment to find the roads blocked with hundreds of people waiting for the parade to start. I didn’t realize that my subway stop would be closed on 57th street and that Columbus Circle would be blocked off. There I was walking aimlessly surrounded by people with my huge suitcase trying to figure out how I’d get to Brooklyn. Luckily, I found a cab going towards the east side. There was no traffic going to Brooklyn and only took me 20 minutes in the cab. I met my aunt and we were off to Massachusetts with her dog, Joey, in the back seat. We had Thanksgiving with my mom’s uncle and family at their country club. It was alright but not the same as a home cooked Thanksgiving. Thank goodness my Yiayia (grandmother in Greek) and my aunts made a Thanksgiving meal Friday night. We had our part two Greek Thanksgiving meal Friday and it was amazing! I loved being with my family sharing stories and laughing around the table.
On Saturday night, I went to a Greek charity ball called, The Mistletoe Ball. It’s at the most beautiful hotel in Boston called the Fairmont Copley Plaza. This was my second year going. I went with my cousin, Alexandra, and my mom. We had such a blast. I got to meet a lot of nice Greek younger people and danced the entire night. I realized that I need to improve on my Greek dancing. Hopefully my parents can give me some lessons. It was a wonderful way to end a great weekend with my family.