Friday, December 5, 2008

A day of beauty and thanks

Can you still call it tradition if you don't do it every year? On and off since I was a kid, my family has celebrated Thanksgiving with a picnic (and a walk), rather than a traditional sit-down dinner.

This year, for the first time, we picnicked at Boyce-Thompson Arboretum. (You've already seen a couple pictures - here and here.) It was fabulous. Mom made sweet potato chips (also a first), and we had those along with turkey sandwiches, cranberry sauce and veggies under the trees.

We took a hike around the arboretum...

enjoying the views....

...checking out interesting plants...

...and learning new things.

The previous day's rain had stopped, and the weather was perfect.

Once it was closing time at the arboretum, we drove back to my parents' house for pie.

(What? Did you really think we would skip pie?!?)

I am so grateful for this beautiful day of family and friends!

1 comment:

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