I’m sorry your family is so far away. I hope you get to enjoy the day. What breed is your dog?
My family has a tradition of trying to salmon fish for Thanksgiving. All the guys: Dad, the three younger brothers, some uncles and I. Mom, some Aunts and the sis hang out without us.
But there are so many seals out by then that we never catch anything, and after being cold for hours, we give up and buy some salmon from the market. The kid sis gets tired of all the aunts critiquing so she grabs her surf board, my favourite cousin, throws on the wetsuit and goes surfing. I usually join in on that. Puget Sound is usually choppy enough to surf. Or the cousin, the sis, and I take off for a park.