Saturday, November 30, 2013

Giving Thanks

The Thanksgiving weekend began with Holy Eucharist at Epiphany, where we received the fruits of creation in the form of bread and wine.

Later in the day, we joined with 910 people at the resort's Thanksgiving dinner. We enjoyed the meal with neighbors.

Today, we enjoyed the beauty of the Arizona desert with a hike at San Tan Mountain Regional Park. We love the saguaros.

And the cholla.

In places we saw lots of green ground cover. This is the result of the rain we had a couple of weeks ago.

In addition to hikers, there were horseback riders and bikers enjoying the desert.

It was a beautiful day. I hope you have a lot to be thankful for this weekend.


  1. Wow, 900 people for Thanksgiving dinner.

  2. 900 people....any turkey left...?

    1. Yes, the left-over turkey and all the other food not eaten was taken to the local food bank.