After a 2 month long trip back to the United States to see family, friends, and celebrate the holidays, we are officially home and settling back into Port-Gentil life.  While being back in the states was amazing and we have some wonderful memories from this trip, it feels nice to come back to a comfortable place that we consider home (Its still weird to think that “home” now is a place in West Africa!).

Before our holiday trip began, we got to celebrate Thanksgiving in PoG with a group of friends.  Some of our guests had never been to a Thanksgiving dinner, and I had a hankerin for some real deal comfort food, so I wanted to make sure we did this dinner right!  My friend and I set out around town on a mission to find all appropriate accoutrement for our Thanksgiving dinner and after searching through the various grocery stores PoG has to offer we even found a turkey!!  Sadly, pumpkin was nowhere to be found.  Here are a couple of pictures from our Turkey day.

Ani and Habiba prepare for their first wishbone break!  Mary standing by explaining the "pinkie rule"
Ani and Habiba prepare for their first wishbone break! Mary standing by explaining the “pinkie rule”

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Habiba wins!
Habiba wins!
Our group
Our group

It was so fun to celebrate and share such an important tradition with our Port-Gentil family.