My Annual Thanksgiving Hike

My Annual Thanksgiving Hike

thanksgiving, hikeBe thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.  If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you’ll never have enough.                            ~  Oprah Winfrey

As I’ve written about before, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  Over the last two Thanksgivings I was traveling.  And while particularly last year, Thanksgiving in Oaxaca was wonderful, it’s been three years since I was able to check off my Thanksgiving traditions.  This is one of the few times that I try and parallel traditions from my youth.  When I was younger Thanksgiving meant hunting with my grandpa in the morning, home for a big breakfast and a nap.  Back out hunting in the afternoon and return home at sunset for dinner, football and often a second nap.  Dinner always meant turkey, mashed potatoes, lasagna, corn, cranberry sauce and pies.

For me these days, particularly like this year when I’m just cooking for me, my traditions are simple and comfortable.  A morning hike, this year it was cold and had been raining so I delayed it to a little bit later in the morning but took a walk along the beach and up to Mori Point.  Not a strenuous hike but the waves were cranking today.

 

I returned home to do some cooking, turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce and of course a little chocolate pudding pie.  Dinner was great.

thanksgiving dinner

After dinner, I relaxed watching football, taking a break for my required Thanksgiving Holiday movement listening, the full massacre in four part harmony.

Alice’s Restaurant

I snuck in a lovely little nap during the games after which I awoke to dive into the pie.  Pretty much a perfect holiday for me.  I hope yours was good as well and you had a happy day my friends.  Happy Thanksgiving. ~ Rev Kane

About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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