Thursday, November 22, 2012
Thanksgiving Trailer Style
Spending the final week of our trailer trip here in sunny Palm Springs. My husband choosing this deluxe RV resort for us to stay in, before heading home. Manicured gardens, hundreds of palm trees, numerous birds, and gracious staff. Enjoying a run this morning, followed by a long swim in one of the two outdoor pools after lunch. Looking forward to a complimentary turkey meal with all the trimmings, at the clubhouse later on. Celebrating American Thanksgiving. How easy it is to be thankful in such opulence. And yet, while relaxing in a lounge chair on the patio, overhearing complaints from some fellow guests nonetheless. Most of them travelling in large, luxurious units. Usually pulling an additional vehicle. One commenting on how dreadful the next four years will be, referring to the political situation. Another holding court in the hot tub, with his hard luck story of a having a flat tire. A third seriously annoyed by the flies. Leaving me tempted to work in that classic line of, "My diamond slippers are getting too small," during dinner conversation, between the stuffing and the pie.