>>368 Enjoy your escape!
I so wish the British celebrated Thanksgiving. Back in the day at Cambridge I had a lot of American students and I ate several turkey dinners over the years. Very happy memories - if you want to fall in love with all that is good about America, a Thanksgiving dinner is the place to start.
My dear Texan friend showed me how to top sweet potato mash with melted marshmallow. Sounds disgusting (to English ears), tastes like mortal sin.