Thanksgiving Festivities - 11-28-08

As most of you know, Thursday, November 27 was Thanksgiving this year. This holiday exists to celebrate family, friends, and thankfulness. Here at Southgate Coins we have a small little family of our own, and are thankful for all that we have. This year, two of us girls spent Thanksgiving a little less traditionally. Read on to see who we were and what we did...

Southgate Coins employees Brittany and Maya see Bolt for Thanksgiving

 This Thanksgiving, Maya and I (Brittany) were faced with having to spend the holiday practically alone because both of our families are in different cities or states. My family lives in Las Vegas, but they actually traveled to Phoenix, Arizona to spend the holiday with my grandmother and my aunt.

This was a very sad time for me since this is the first Thanksgiving in my whole 20 years of life that I had been away from my family for any of the major holidays. So I was pretty down on the whole situation. Then one day Maya came to me and suggested a movie, and possibly dinner. I graciously accepted the invitation, because if I can’t be with family on this special day, I would definitely want to spend it with a friend. We decided to see the new Disney movie, Bolt. (The best Disney movie since Cars.)


Our evening began when we met at Outback Steakhouse at 3:30 p.m. to have dinner, but to our surprise, it was closed for the holiday. (Back in Vegas, almost all the restaurants are open on holidays.)

Due to the change of plans, we ended up going to the Purple Parrot in the Atlantis hotel and casino. We both got the fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy. The food was good for a Thanksgiving dinner with just two people.

After dinner, we went to the movie, which started at 5:00 p.m.. I was very impressed with the movie. I had a great time spending the holiday with Maya, and I’m very thankful to have a friend like her.

Now, here are Maya’s thoughts on the day:

Well, many of you know, I, too, am a Las Vegas native. That being said, my family also spent Turkey Day in southern Nevada. Typically, I spend Thanksgiving with my fiancé, Matt (and my menagerie of pets), but due to a sluggish economy, he’s been forced to work graveyard shift, and I came to the realization that we wouldn’t even be awake at the same time.

After hearing that Brittany, too, was going to be a loner on Thanksgiving, I decided that if she wanted to, we could have a girls’ day out. I asked her if she wanted to scratch the traditional turkey with trimmings, and instead we could go to a movie and out to eat. She was definitely all for the adventure.

Although we were both in shock that Outback was closed, we made an immediate change of plans, and the Purple Parrot worked out wonderfully. (During dinner, we even realized that in the year we attended the same high school in Vegas, we actually knew a lot of each other’s friends!) We were right on time to the movie, and I have to say, Bolt was definitely one of the cutest Pixar films I’ve seen to date. Nothing beats two animal lovers watching a puppy who thinks he has super powers!

At the end of the movie, I think we were both pleased not only because we didn’t have to spend Thanksgiving Day alone, but also because we had such a great time between the surprisingly affordable dinner and the adorable Disney film.

Happy Thanksgiving from Southgate Coins

Overall, we had a great day, and were very happy to have someone to share it with

From everyone here at Southgate Coins, we hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. (And, for all you thrifty spenders out there, we hope that you also enjoy the busiest shopping day of the year!


Brittany and Maya