Thanksgiving is a lot about food

Charleston, SC [X-E2, XF18-55mm ƒ/2.8-4 R LM OIS, ISO 400, ƒ/10, 1/100]
Thanksgiving is a time for many people to stuff ourselves with food.

Just Coffee Cooperative in Salvador Urbina, Chiapas, Mexico [NIKON D4, 14.0-24.0 mm f/2.8, ISO 720, ƒ/7.1, 1/100]
I am reminded of the many meals I have shared with people around the world.

Just Coffee Cooperative in El Aguila, Chiapas, Mexico [NIKON D4, 14.0-24.0 mm ƒ/2.8, ISO 12800, ƒ/5.6, 1/200]
Our family traditionally cooks a turkey.

Thanksgiving 2013 [COOLPIX P7000, ISO 1600, ƒ/8, 1/18]
Thanksgiving 2013 [COOLPIX P7000, ISO 1600, ƒ/2.8, 1/210]
We get together around food a lot through our lives.

Tami Chappel organized a memorial time for us at Manuel’s Tavern to celebrate the life of Dave “Mullet” Martin [X-E2, XF18-55mm ƒ/2.8-4 R LM OIS, ISO 6400, ƒ/2.8, 1/40]
Manuel’s Tavern to celebrate the life of Dave “Mullet” Martin [X-E2, XF18-55mm ƒ/2.8-4 R LM OIS, ISO 6400, ƒ/3.6, 1/35]
My family loves to get together for food.

Family Vacation with the Leary Clan at Emerald Isle Beach [NIKON D5, 24.0-105.0 mm f/4.0, ISO 65535, ƒ/14, 1/80]
I am reminded today also how some people around the world cook their food and how little they have to eat.

A lady showed us her kitchen in Nicaragua [NIKON D5, 24.0-105.0 mm f/4.0, ISO 4500, ƒ/4, 1/100]
I stopped with David and Tammy Woods where we bought some goat and lamb to eat while I was covering them in Burkina Faso in West Africa.

This is a road side restaurant on the way to BoBo from Ouagadougou. (Photo By: Stanley Leary) [NIKON D2X, AF Zoom 18-50mm f/2.8G, ISO 100, ƒ/5.6, 1/400]
This young boy is running his restaurant roadside cafe in Tenkodogo, Burkina Faso where they serve food, petrol and drinks. (Photo by: Stanley Leary) [NIKON D2X, AF Zoom 18-50mm f/2.8G, ISO 400, ƒ/2.8, 1/50]
After making me some coffee the boy cooked some eggs for me as well to eat.

(Photo by: Stanley Leary) [NIKON D2X, AF Zoom 18-50mm f/2.8G, ISO 400, f/2.8, 1/90]
For the past few years I have enjoyed traveling with Jeff Raymond, Pat Davison and James Dockery where we have tasted the food in many different countries together.

James Dockery in San Benito, Nicaragua [NIKON D5, 24.0-105.0 mm f/4.0, ISO 57600, ƒ/4, 1/100]
Jeff Raymond, James Dockery and Pat Davison in Kosovo [X-E2, XF18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS, ISO 1600, ƒ/4, 1/100] 
Togo, West Africa [NIKON D5, 35.0 mm f/1.4, ISO 1600, ƒ/1.4, 1/200]
I don’t always remember what the food was called, but I did enjoy it.

Shrimp and Grits – Charleston, SC [NIKON D5, Sigma24.0-105.0 mm f/4.0, ISO 1400, ƒ/5.6, 1/100]
One thing Dorie, my wife, and I love to eat is Shrimp and Grits. We have had many varieties in Charleston, SC.

Charleston, SC [NIKON D5, 24.0-105.0 mm f/4.0, ISO 2200, ƒ/8, 1/100]
In Lisbon, Portugal we waited a couple hours to eat at this restaurant where they serve the meat on a hot stone that you then cook your meat.

Lisbon Mission Storytelling Workshop [X-E2, XF18-55mm ƒ/2.8-4 R LM OIS, ISO 6400, ƒ/2.8, 1/80]
I wish you a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving! Wishing you the gift of faith and the blessing of hope this thanksgiving day! We gather on this day to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, the friends we cherish, and for the blessings that will come. Happy Thanksgiving!

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