Hello in there! Thanksgiving was two weeks ago but I haven’t had a chance to share the photos so without further ado:
For the past five years, we’ve spent the holiday in the foothills of the Rockies at my aunt and uncle’s place. I always look forward to the change of scenery and relaxing with family—my grandparents live nearby too, so it truly is a whole family affair.
On the actual holiday, we ate like kings and queens. My uncle used to be a chef, so we are always filled to the gills with yummy eats when we visit.
Not to be a total downer, but I have to mention the flood devastation. On our drive to and from Estes Park, we passed through several canyons that were washed out by September’s floods. The roads were recently rebuilt, but so many of the homes were still in shambles, with furniture hanging out of their dilapidated frames. We saw cars smashed to smithereens, RVs overturned, bridges gone, and trees completely uprooted. Whole homes were whisked off their foundations and deposited in the middle of the riverbed.
It was so sad and surreal to see the damage up close. For some reason, it seemed like this natural disaster didn’t receive a whole lot of coverage nationwide. If you want to donate to help the Coloradans who lost their homes, here is the Red Cross donation page.