Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving weekend

Thanksgiving is the most important holiday in America and it's not hard to see why: we spent the day at our friends' house and we filled up on some great turkey and football. Our first American Thanksgiving was a lovely holiday, and we are thankful we got to experience it together :) Thanks, Ubon and Cindy for a great time!

The day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday. On this day, shops slash their prices and open their doors from 3am. Daniel and I set our alarm for 3:30am, and then we hit the queues... We went more for the experience than actually to buy anything, but we were put to shame by the hardcore Alaskan shoppers who were prepared to wait in the snow all night. 

These shoppers had strategies and tactics for when the doors opened, and we witnessed some remarkable tag-team efforts by the bright-eyed regulars. We came away empty-handed, but full of respect for the shoppers sporting HDTVs purchased for only $50.

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