What I did on my Thanksgiving vacation.

    Most people do something extravagant and memorable for their 25th wedding anniversary, like going to Hawaii or the Caribbean for a week or two. We kept it simple. We combined our anniversary celebration with our Thanksgiving holiday and spent three days in Estes Park.

    Estes Park is located north of Denver and is at the foot of Rocky Mountain National Park. It is also the home of the historic and beautiful Stanley Hotel, where we got married all those years ago. We spent the next three days visiting the hotel, hanging out with the local residents, hiking a few trails, and cooking a Thanksgiving dinner in small, unfamiliar kitchen. All in all, it was a great anniversary and the best Thanksgiving we’ve ever had!

Having our photo taken under the watchful eye of the hotel’s founder, Mr. Stanley.
The grand staircase.
Relaxing in the lounge.
Hanging out with a local resident.

The locals enjoying their Thanksgiving feast. 
Just another day in paradise.
On top of the world after a brisk walk in the park.

Planning my strategy for cooking a complete Thanksgiving dinner in uncharted territory. 
Be healthy!
Cheryl Ilov, PT, GCFP