This was not a usual Thanksgiving Day for Bob and me. It was only the second time in our 15-year marriage that we stayed home for Thanksgiving. The majority of our Thanksgiving Day holidays have been spent in Virginia or in New Hampshire at either Bob’s brother or sister’s house. We stopped going to Virginia for the Thanksgiving holiday, when Bob’s brother and our sister-in-law moved to Hawaii. In 2010 we spent the holiday at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. We ate a traditional Thanksgiving dinner that year at the Concordville Inn Restaurant in Concordville, PA . In 2011 we spent the holiday in Niagara Falls, Canada. We ate dinner at the Market Buffet, located in the Casino Niagara. It wasn’t a traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner but good nonetheless. Last year we once again spent the Thanksgiving holiday in New Hampshire with Bob’s sister and our brother-in-law, where we enjoyed the company of family and the great taste of traditional Thanksgiving Day fare.
Thanksgiving Day, this year, was a laid-back affair.
Around 10:00 AM we met Stacey, Mike and the girls at Betts Park, a local park in our hometown of Warren, PA. Earlier this month Bob and I purchased an L.L. Bean sled for Harper and June. Yesterday morning Grampa took the girls for a sled ride.
Harper and June didn’t have fun in the snow only by going for a ride in the sled. After the sled ride, the girls played in the snow.
We parted ways, when leaving Betts Park. Stacey and Mike took the girls home for a nap. A few hours later Stacey, Mike and the girls went to Mike’s parents’ home for Thanksgiving Day dinner. It wasn’t mentioned; however, I believe the four of them went to Stacey’s mom and stepfather’s house later in the day. Bob and I spent rest of the day at home, enjoying the company of each other. We watched a movie, “We’re the Millers”. The movie is a comedy, and there were a few opportunities for a good chuckle.
Bob and I talked about eating dinner out; however, we opted to stay home. I didn’t prepare a traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner; however, we did have turkey.
and, for dessert …
It was a great Thanksgiving Day dinner for two people who are watching their carbohydrate intake!
Later in the evening Bob and I played a game of Scrabble. I can’t remember the last time we played Scrabble. It has been a couple of years at least! We had a good game, and Bob came out the victor.
This is how we spent our Thanksgiving Day. How did you spend your Thanksgiving?