Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Light Up The Turkey!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Viaggiatore and I would like to extend our best wishes to all of you for the holidays. For those in the states and our favorite ex-pats... I hope that your Thanksgiving is wonderful.

This is my favorite time of year. Family, friends, celebrations, peace and love just about everywhere one goes. Denver really gets into the season, and usually starts this weekend, but this year things are a little bit different.

Family is coming into town; I am very excited for this treat. There will be movies at the theatre, dinner tonight at a favorite restaurant, there will be fun (and good help) cooking together for the better part of the day tomorrow. A visit to The Nutcracker, a costume party with dear friends, cave spelunking as we explore the inside of the earth, and Christmas decorations to deck the halls with (about five minutes after the Thanksgiving dishes are put away)...

We always go to the Denver Zoo for Zoo Lights (aren't they lovely!). We wander through the night under a myriad of colored lights, get cocoa and kettle corn from the kiosks, visit Santa, ride the carousel and the train and listen to the holiday music that is played all over the grounds. But... the zoo isn't putting them up until the 12th (?!?!) this year.

We always go to the Denver Botanic Gardens to walk through the decorated and lit gardens... but this year they are digging up graves in their parking lot, so the light festivities have been moved (and postponed until the 3rd) to another locale; namely, Chattfield. This will be an exciting adventure when we get there, they haven't used this large park for Christmas lights before.

As long as I get to walk through a well and colorfully lit winter wonderland in the next few weeks, I will be happy.

There are things to be done, people to spend time with, and things to celebrate.
We'd better get busy, because...

You know who's coming down the lane soon!


Kay said...

Your excitement and sense of wonder and joy is positiveluy bubbling all over the page! Have a good one.

Molly said...

Happy Thanksgiving Scarlett! Oops, and you too Viaggiatore.....[hope I spelled that correctly!]

Suburbia said...

I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

It certainly sounds as though you will. I wish I could join you, especially to see the lights and the Nutcracker.


Remiman said...

I'm getting excited just reading your words. Happy Thanksgiving oh exhuberant one! ;-)

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Happy Thanksgiving dearie! :)

Love & Hugs

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I hope your Thanksgiving was as special as you are!

Mine was great and with my daughter in town, it still is.

Happy holidays, Scarlett!!

Vesper said...

Wow, everything looks and seems so wonderful...
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and enjoyed every moment of it.

michelle of bleeding espresso said...

But but but...are you decorated yet?! Gaaaah! Chrismtas! Wheeeeee!!!!

J at said...

I love Thanksgiving. :) And Christmas. A most wonderful time of year indeed.

Eastcoastdweller said...

Hope it lived up to Your expectations!

I have a hard time thinking of Denver as being old enough of a city to have historic graves under a parking lot. Maybe I've been in Virginia too long.

Sarah said...

Hello,I have come across your blog 7 times by using the "Black Box". I guess my choices keep leading me to you. Hmmm... Well hello and I love your header image

Wanderlust Scarlett said...


I'd better get something to mop that all up with then... JUST KIDDING!
I just love this time of year.

Miss Molly!

You did spell it correctly. He's over here by the fire, purring contently. Thank you!

Hi Suburbia,

We had a fantastic time. I have caving pictures to post, soon.
If you get a chance, go see the Nutcracker, it's such a wonderful holiday tradition!

Hello Rel!

Glad to get the spirit of the holiday going!
Hope that you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving.


It's so good to have you back again!
Thank you.

Dear Hearts,

I'm glad that you had her there. Doesn't that make it perfect?
I wish the same back to you, lady.

Hi Vesper,

It was so wonderful. Thank you. I hope your holidays are fantastic as well!

Hey Michelle!

I am getting there. There's a *LOT* to put up! So far half of it is done... ;o) Should be all set by the weekend.


You are in my thoughts and prayers this holiday, as it will be a very different one for you. Thinking good things for you, my friend.


Well, it's an old cow town. So they say. It's a bit more metropolitan now, but there's still a national rodeo here in January and the holidays aren't over till the last cow goes home... so, I guess we are old but not as old as Virginia.

Hi Sarah!

Welcome! Isn't that little black box a major addiction? SO addicting.
Glad to have you here, hope to see you around again!

Scarlett & Viaggiatore