This diary entry is part 19 of 25 in Lily's diary dated 29 - November 2023

Hi! It’s me! Lily!!!

And today was Thanksgiving!!!

We didn’t really have a traditional meal, really.  It’s hard to do that when you’re camping.  But the campsite did have a few traditional things, they put on a little buffet in their hall, so we at least had something good to eat.  They had some pies, a couple of traditional things, and they did some BBQ.  It was pretty good.  We wanted to do fireworks, but, well, they’re illegal, so we didn’t.  Some other campers nearby did, though.  They were pretty.  Right up until the rangers came by and kicked them out.  Glad we didn’t.

I woke up feeling a lot better.  Still pretty weak but just weak.  Sucks being sick, but I’m kind of thankful for it.  Jack really came through when I needed him.

There really isn’t a whole lot else to do when camping other than hiking, eating, sleeping, and that kind of thing, so Jack drove me over to the actual canyon.  I can’t walk or run as much as usual right now, but at least I got to see it.  It was really pretty.  Yeah, it’s a big hole, but it’s a really big hole, and pretty impressive.  Then tonight we sang campfire songs.  Well…  Yuki sang a couple of her idol songs, and, well…  it doesn’t go great without a backing track.  But she’s not bad.  I mean she’s not a pro opera singer or anything like that, but she’s had some training.  We taught her some customary campfire songs too.  Like “de camptown ladies”, and “I’ve been working on the railroad”.  I guess that one’s not very well known in Japan.  Apparently “turkey in the straw” is, though.  Go fig.

We leave Saturday morning.

Love you all!!! ❤️

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