Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Top Ten Places I'd Like to Eat Turkey



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list will be posted. Everyone is welcome to join. Link back to The Broke and the Bookish so everyone can check out other bloggers' lists. It's a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers.

This week is a Thanksgiving freebie- so I went with Top Ten Places I'd Like To Eat Turkey. 

1) Rivendell- Tolkien described Rivendell this way.

"Elrond's house was perfect, whether you liked food or sleep or story- telling or singing (or reading), or just sitting and thinking best, or a pleasant mixture of them all. "

Works for me! I can't think of a better place to have a turkey feast, and then laze it off afterwards. Listening to stories of the old days and the lore of the elves, before a roaring fire in the Hall of Fire perhaps. Here is what Gandalf says of the Hall of Fire.

"Here you will hear many songs and tales- if you can keep awake. But except on high days it usually stands empty and quiet, and people come here who wish for peace, and thought. There is always a fire here, all the year round, but there is little other light."

2) The Shire- -another Middle Earth pick. How could one not want to have a feast in the Shire? I would think that would be the hobbits' specialty. Maybe at Bag End, or at the Green dragon Inn.

Green Dragon Pub

3) Highgarden - seat of House Tyrell in Game of Thrones.

"You must see Highgarden. You'd love it there, I know you would. We have a great masquerade the night of the harvest moon... you should see the costumes, people work on them for months."

4) Winterfell- probably the polar opposite of Highgarden, certainly less luxurious, but still a great place to have a feast. More in the northern medieval- esque way, granted, but still... imagine a great steaming turkey in the smoky, high raftered Great Hall, with torches on the walls and dogs fighting over scraps. Okay maybe not the typical Thanksgiving- but the ale would be flowing, anyway...

5) Endor- the forest moon and home of the Ewoks. Okay I know the Ewoks suck, but their tree top villages are kinda cool. Might be a neat place for a feast and a hang out- or maybe Lothlorien would be a better choice if you want to eat among the trees.





The PRancing Pony in Bree. You just know a guy named Barliman Butterbur puts on a good feast...




Tree Town in Dinotopia.

Morning in treetown





13 comments:

  1. The Shire would be such fun! That was always my favorite place in the books and I loved the way the houses looked in the movies. Tree Town looks pretty great too! I love all the tree houses though I think I could do without the dinosaurs!

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  2. Spending Thanksgiving at the Shire would be amazing! As would Rivendell...and probably Edoras too...and maybe Moria (if the Balrog never showed up)? Gimli painted a wonderful picture of dwarven hospitality...Of all the places in Westeros, I'd only hang out in Winterfell, partly because it's cold up there, haha. Great list!

    My TTT

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  3. Dinotopia for thanksgiving would be too Awesome!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Here's my Top Ten Tuesday

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  4. Wonderful locations. I'm fond of the Shire myself, as well as the 100 Acre Wood. Wonderful illustrations too :)

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  5. HAHA I love your topic! I'd totally eat thanksgiving dinner in the shire. It's the perfect setting for that type of meal and you'd know there would be a lot of food :D

    Here is my TTT!

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  6. I love this! I don't think I would want to leave Rivendell if I ever visited. I bet Thanksgiving in the Shire would be so much fun. I would love have Thanksgiving in a treehouse like any of the ones you shared. I've always wanted to visit Endor . . .

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  7. These places sound amazing! Even though the quiet, simple places sound great, I could totally go for a good costume party. Maybe dinner at the Shire and party later? That's my plan :-P

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  8. Ha this is fun!! I am in for Endor and those tree top villages!

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  9. 100 Aker Wood would be a fun place to have a Thanksgiving meal.

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/11/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-bookishbloggish.html

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  10. Great places. 100 Aker Wood is my top pick!

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  11. I adore all of the LotR places you picked, but I think my favorite would be The Shire. I'd love to settle in with a younger Bilbo and have a nice meal ♥ Rivendell would be excellent too, if only for the glorious setting! And YES The Prancing Pony! I would have added Lothlorien - I think it's my favorite place in Middle Earth and just thinking of being there makes me happy - and like you said: for the Tree-Tops...although Endor could be great too XD Awesome picks and happy hump day!

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  12. Awesome post ... The Shire would be my pick, unless I could be guaranteed Jon Snow at Winterfell and then of course I'm there lol

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  13. Yes, Thanksgiving with the Ewoks would be very memorable!

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