Thursday, November 27, 2008

Looking forward to Christmas tacos

Everyone has their own holiday traditions, for some its going over the river and through the woods to Grandmothers. For Virginia and I, here in the beautiful Cumberland Valley, its a little different.

First a drive down Pleasant Valley to one of our favorite places...

Historic Harper's Ferry and a great hike along the C&O Canal (Two National Parks in one place!)

Then its home to prepare dinner...

my homemade pizza!

We turn it into a holiday trifecta by popping in everybodys favorite holiday movie...

Donovan's Reef.   What a perfect day.

Happy Thanksgiving all!



Nick said...

Ah, Donovan's Reef, home to one of my favorite exchanges in all of film; Donovan: "NOT THE BRANDY YOU DOPE!"
Gilhooley: "Sorry!"

Mannie Gentile said...


It's my favorite Lee Marvin character, note he always has a beer in his hand or nearby.


Nick said...

I'm partial to Major Reisman myself, but this is definitely top 3.

I regret that he and John Wayne and John Ford didn't have a chance to make more movies together, this and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance are proof that there was a lot of promise in this collaboration.