Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

"Over the river and through the woods,..."

They are coming, and we are going.

Some time will be spent in our cozy cabin with family, friends, and one large puppy.  12 people total.

That will require lots of food and it must all be hauled in.

The picking and gathering for all that has nearly concluded.

Monday I made the trek to Wal-mart to purchase the items on the miscellaneous list.  You know, like soap and toilet paper and a few other things we cannot get at the grocery store.

Tuesday I headed to the grocery store, and purchased all the dry goods.  I carefully packed them all into three large Rubbermaid storage boxes, good for travel.

Tuesday's catch
Today then I headed back to the grocery store, and gathered up all the refrigerated items, breads, and rolls.  Why didn't I just get everything at once?  Because I would have needed a train of three large grocery carts to do so.  I'm not that skilled of a "driver."

Wednesday's load
Are we done?  No.

We will swing by the store again and purchase a small truckload of water on the way out of town.  We always play it safe and carry in all our drinking water.

And finally, we will gas up the truck, because we earned 60 redeemable gas points due to buying all those groceries.  That's 60 cents per gallon savings at the gas pumps.  I'll take it.

And, just in time for the traveling, Mother Nature blanketed the area with the first snow of the season.  It looks beautiful, but I'm hoping the roads up into the mountains aren't too treacherous.

I will be leaving the blogosphere for about a week, in order to enjoy the holidays with my family.  Enjoy your Thanksgiving, everyone! 


  1. Enjoy yourself. That will have to a very pleasant stay at the cabin. Wish I could be there, too. I do so miss the Pennsylvania woods this time of year, starting in October and ending when trout season started.

  2. Spending that special time with the family is so well deserved and that is something in itself to be Thankful for. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  3. Looks like you are well prepared to celebrate a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family - perfect! Hope the snow is no problem for driving.

    Have a great weekend and Happy Thanksgiving.