Tuesday, January 25, 2011
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[/caption] All of our FIHA friends would bring their teepees out to Fort Wilderness in Orlando and set up a little village. We would camp out, share stories, watch the UF vs FSU football game (my dad and his friends are big gator fans!) and build big fires for smores! On Thanksgiving every family would put their turkey into this huge pit that the daddy's had dug, push all of the picnic tables together, and bring a side dish to the table. I learned that the best tasting baked apples are cooked in a dutch oven from our teepee neighbor one year who let me help him make it. You can see a video about the whole thing here.
I don't have any pictures on the computer of US at these events so you'll have to settle for fakes. USA Today did an article about Thanksgiving trips to take...
Among the more unusual Thanksgiving traditions at Walt Disney World Resort is a gathering of some 20 families at the park's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. For more than 30 years, they've been erecting a village of tepees there and cooking several dozen turkeys in big open pits. "Our kids look forward to it more than Christmas," said Karen Butler, who drives with her husband from Georgia to take part in the event. "It's real family time."Yes FIHA is a real thing. And they throw POWWOWS! Although these people don't like it! 1. A picture of yourself and 15 facts about you 2. A picture of you and the person you've been closest with the longest. 3. A picture of the cast of your favourite show 4. A picture of your night Still to come in the 30 Day Challenge….. 6. A picture of a person you’d love to trade places with for a day 7. A picture of most treasured item 8. A picture that makes you laugh 9. A picture of a person who has gotten you through the most 10. A picture of the person you do the most fucked up things with 11. A picture of something you hate 12. A picture of something you love 13. A picture of your favourite band or artist 14. A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without 15. A picture of something you want to do before you die 16. A picture of someone who inspires you 17. A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently 18. A picture of your biggest insecurity 19. A picture of you when you were little 20. A picture of somewhere you’d love to travel 21. A picture of something you wish you could forget 22. A picture of something you wish you were better at 23. A picture of your favorite book 24. A picture of something you wish you could change 25. A picture of your day 26. A picture of something that means a lot to you 27. A picture of yourself and a family member 28. A picture of something you're afraid of 29. A picture that can always make you smile 30. A picture of someone you miss