Thursday, November 24, 2016

Prep Day for a Spanish Thanksgiving

Wednesday, 23 November, 2016:

Laurie, Bere and Jesús were intent on our little family celebrating a real American style Thanksgiving in Arganda del Rey's La Casa Grande, so who was I to argue a big meal at home.

Thus Laurie and I were off to our nearby Carrefour mega-supermarket in Rivas to do some serious grocery shopping.

Laurie enjoying the shopping
center's Christmas decorations

These decorations looked like
jellyfish dangling from
the ceiling 

A good beer deserves an
Art Nouveau look

The Carrefour shopping
center Christmas tree

Time to hit the aisles in search of all the Turkey Day trimmings.

Jap Kitos?

Definitely not P.C. and not on our shopping list.

We call them pancakes
in California

 Goodness, do I
LOVE Spanish hams

We found most of our needs,
so the Feast is ON!

 Another sign of Christmas
on one of Arganda del Rey's
main roundabouts

In the evening, we met for another three hours for practices with our Osos Junior and Senior teams.

Junior linemen working
the Proper First Step

I like #77's body position, the rest are still too high for my taste.

Although we had a disappointing turnout for our Senior practice but we had a great night with our offensive linemen pass blocking against a ton of different blitzes by our defensive linemen and linebackers.

Another one of our team photographers posted more photos from last Saturday's Osos-Camioneros game. I especially liked the following shots.

 Osos Joy

 The Pit

Offensive Line

Solid blocking

Pre-Game warm up


Being notified that I was
NOT on the official roster

Captains after winning the flip

Player down on the field

Body on a Body

When I was still allowed in the box

Old Man Daniel Vilches

Pep Talk

 Marine asking if he can
go to the Snack Bar


Osos Head Coach
Jesús Sánchez

Working with Jesús has really been fun. He is detailed, hard working and has a great vision for the future of our club.

 Smothering a Camionero

 Solid blocking here

Jesús and QB Ruben Cajas

I'm excited for a real American Thanksgiving dinner with good friends tomorrow!

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