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Happy Thanksgiving! In some ways it doesn’t at all feel like Thanksgiving for us since we aren’t at home cooking and setting the table, but instead are bundling up like we are going on an Everest Expedition in order to go line up to see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
While I am a bit sad about missing the traditional version of Thanksgiving this year, I can’t help but be beyond thankful for the doors that miles and points open. I am so thankful that we can decide we want to see the big parade in person, and then actually make it happen without winning the lottery or going into debt. I am thankful that my retired mostly fixed-income parents can do the same and enjoy these adventures with us.
I am thankful that my almost-five-year-old daughter can turn to me on the subway in NYC with a smirk and say that she is going to live here one day and actually know a bit about NYC as she says that.
I am thankful that this is a hobby that we can share with so many who understand exactly what it can do for their families, too. Your dream may not be the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but instead hiking through some far away lands without another person in sight. That’s just as doable.
Thank you for spending a small part of your day with us, for inspiring us, and for teaching us. May your Thanksgiving be bountiful and rewarding wherever you may be.