Palin spends Thanksgiving with family in Richland

AP News
Posted: Nov 26, 2009 11:44 AM

Sarah Palin is spending Thanksgiving with relatives in Washington state before resuming book signing over the weekend.

The former Republican vice-presidential candidate is visiting Richland, Wash., to spend the holiday with relatives.

The Tri-City Herald reports Palin arrived late Wednesday from Orlando, Fla. Palin plans to have dinner at the Richland home of her aunt Katie Johnson, a sister of Palin's mother.

She says it's good to be back in the Tri-Cities to reconnect with "the roots." Palin is planning to run a 5k Thursday to benefit the Red Cross.

She resumes her book tour Sunday, signing copies of "Going Rogue" at a book store in Richland.

Palin's grandparents, Clem and Helen Sheeran, came to Richland in 1943.