November 24, 2009
Who knew that IgoUgo members have watched turkey-shaped sandbags drop from airplanes, two-stepped in a town called Turkey, and visited turkey-toss sites? With Thanksgiving days away, we thought we’d whet your appetite for the year’s best meal with some of your best turkey travel finds.
Visitors to Cornwell’s Turkeyville USA in Marshall, Michigan, can buy turkey meals, shop for crafts, attend a dinner theater, and see events like that sandbag drop. What won’t you find? “No beef, no pork, no fish, no chicken,” says fowl fan ardee4.
For the biggest flap in Turkey, Texas, visit the town on Bob Wills Day. You'll get a “real West Texas party, complete with a street dance, craft bazaar, quilt raffle, food, and of course, plenty of music,” all in honor of the Western swing king. “Brush up on your two-step, polish your boots, and come join the fun,” says lubmac.
Kudos to the IgoUgo members who have competed in Thanksgiving Day races--from Los Angeles to Dallas to Atlanta--while we were stuffing ourselves silly. As quinius says, “What better way to start the most fattening holiday ever than with a morning jog?” Point taken.
Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo is one of the attractions tossing turkeys come November. This year, lions, monkeys, foxes, bears, and tigers were among the animals given the chance to chow down on tom turkey. Visits are just as interesting at other times of the year, though; October visitor onesundaymorning recommends spending time at the zoo’s African savanna and African village exhibits.
And a Little Chicken...or Chicken Little
Former New Yorker rickhowe pens one of the all-time great IgoUgo holiday tales with his story Journal of a Macy’s Parade Balloon Handler. You’ll laugh; you’ll cry “Chicken Little!;” you’ll be reminded of the magic of a New York Thanksgiving.
If these picks have whet your appetite for travel as well as turkey, check out Six Quick Thanksgiving Getaways for some last-minute ideas.
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