Eric picked me up from the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach at 4pm and drove me to his house (it took almost three hours, and much of that on the freeways; the distances here are huge compared to New Zealand!). He indicated that his family had prepared something special for dinner, but what a tremendous treat to discover that Kathy (his wife), Amy, Wendy, Emily and Kelly had cooked up an authentic Thanksgiving Day dinner. Obviously it isn’t Thanksgiving Day, but since this New Zealander is never around on the right days, they brought it forward for my benefit. We had turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and much more, and then Wendy had prepared the most beautiful pumpkin pie for dessert.
I was thoroughly spoilt! Many thanks to the Mack ladies!