"Up North" refers to Northern California, between Santa Cruz and Monterey. We had a big group share Thanksgiving dinner at the restaurant where my niece works (we had prime rib and look how happy Mr. I Don't Like Thanksgiving Food is!)
But the weekend was really about the crab boil at the beach that my sister organized. And we could not have asked for a more gorgeous day. There were friends and family, shrimp and crab, crackers and dip, cookies and pies, surfing and volleyball.