Sunday, October 12, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I love Thanksgiving.  It falls in my favourite season (pun not intended, but I'll let it stand.)

The drive down to Windsor to spend the day with my family is always the best one of the year, with the glory of the changing leaves and the crisp evening air. 

Living Dead with mutant plant

I love the sentiment, the whole idea of Thanksgiving.  Taking a moment in a day to think about all the ways that you're blessed, and be thankful for them.  To keep in your mind your family, your health, your friends.  To be mindful and appreciative.


And the best part of Thanksgiving - all the pumpkins!  Being in an apartment, I don't really have a place to display a Jack o'Lantern, but I always make a trip out into the county to pick up a little collection of gourds, in all their funny shapes and sizes.

This year, my brother and I stopped in at a place I've been driving past for years.  I never think to stop in, and that's been a big mistake.  These people probably love pumpkins as much as I do, and they're definitely huge fans of Hallowe'en.  They have a maze/haunted house, a graveyard, and a barn rigged up with "interactive zombies" that, when tugged, open up different coffins and crypts.


Happy Thanksgiving!