So, has it really actually become the very last day of November?
WHERE did this month go?
Why did it go so fast?
I wish there was another month in between November and December.
Anyway, Thanksgiving is over.
This long, lovely weekend went way too fast, as always.
It was oh so good.
Peter and I took a hike on Wednesday.
This is indeed our new tradition, to take a hike the day before the big feast.
The weather turned out perfect (48 F, 8C). We went to Sky Meadows State Park in Paris, Virginia.
This park is located a little more than an hour from our home. We hiked Lost Mountain.
And, we were ALL alone on the trails. It hardly ever happens.
This time it was the two of us, the trail and the sun. Beautiful!!!
I said to Peter, I am so glad that we are not hiking here in the middle of the summer. The fields are open and exposed. To hike here in the fall is zero problems, though.
The biggest obstacle on this hike was ALL the leaves on the trail. The leaves were hiding all the loose rocks underneath it. Thank goodness for our hiking poles!
On the home stretch back to the car. Look what a beautiful stone wall.
Thursday, Thanksgiving Day.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in the morning while we were having breakfast in bed. Dinner at Peter’s sisters house with a perfect turkey and ALL the side dishes.
YES, we did get full! HAHA!!
Black Friday, we spent the entire day in Reston Town Center.
Lunch with Peter and Keith.
Movie, King Richard (this movie is about the Williams sisters and their fantastic tennis careers. The movie is concentrated around their determined father who took them to stardom against all odds. A fantastic movie!! Will Smith portrayed Richard Williams, I can see an Oscar nod next year. Do yourself a huge favor and watch this inspiring movie!!
I also know that you can find this movie on HBO MAX as well).
Later on we had drinks and dinner with our dear friends Susanna, Marc and their daughters. So fun hanging out with them. Tradition as well.
AND, Reston Town Center is decked out to the max for the holidays!
I love it! I love the fact that they always go ALL in!
THIS is my style. RTC delivers year after year after ...
THIS is what I call a real Christmas tree!! Nothing is spared. ALL in to the max. Needless to say, I LOVE IT!!
The big nutcrackers are guarding the skating rink.
The big Christmas tree day. Peter and I got our tree. And we trimmed it, of course.
It is officially Christmas in our house now.
Pics from my Christmas cottage will be published later this week.
’TIS the season, folks!!
I hope you all have had a great and fun weekend!
IT IS CHRISTMAS, for reals. YAY!!