Here in the US, yesterday was Thanksgiving. A celebration of the first ‘Thanksgiving’, when the Native Americans helped the Pilgrims with their first harvest in 1621. It didn’t become a federal holiday until during the Civil War, when Abraham Lincoln signed it into effect for the 4th Thursday in November in 1863. For many, it is a time to gather with your family and friends and celebrate all that you have to be thankful for (before trying to be the first in the door at whichever shopping venue you chose for Black Friday shopping).
There are many things that I’m thankful for. I’m thankful to be able to take this epic journey with my mother. I’m thankful for having a (changable) roof over my head and food to eat. I’m thankful for my family, even though we’re all spread out across this country. I’m thankful for all the adventures Mom and I have been able to experience and (health willing) will continue to experience on this trip.
We’re thankful for all the wonderful friends we have made along the way. We’ve made some great new friends, notably Chris and Anita in West Virginia, and Todd and Beth in New Mexico, and look forward to making more. We’re both thankful for everyone who reads this blog and travels along with us this way.
We’re thankful for open roads and people who open their homes and share their experiences with us and help us find new wonders to enjoy.