This year my Thanksgiving is being celebrated in an unusual way. I’ve been traveling for three weeks now and am spending the next two – three weeks in Ft. Myers, Florida and stopping somewhere in Tennessee or North Carolina on my way back to Ohio. Typically, when our parents were alive a few years ago and my son was living with us, I would have a group of 10-15 family members (which is small compared to many families) gathered together to celebrate. Things have changed and the few of us left decided to travel to various locales this year. I’ve always been one to embrace change and I have much to be thankful for…including the generosity of family for the use of their condo here in Ft. Myers!
I picked my husband up at the airport last night and he’ll spend the next week here enjoying the warm weather and spending time with me! We started our day out driving less than ten minutes to a small beach area to watch the sun rise…
I prepared a turkey day feast of an eight pound turkey, stuffing, corn, sweet potatoes and pecan pie for dessert! We ate our dessert first and had our dinner very early… 11:00am…followed by a nap. And…since it’s a beautiful day here…we soaked up sun at the pool.
It’s odd to see a pool decorated for Christmas…
We had the pool to ourselves…
We rented a movie for later tonight. It’s an unusual year for us…but it’s wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving and make it a great one!
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