Day 3: Thanksgiving in San Antonio

San Antonio Travel Blog

 › entry 11 of 20 › view all entries
Mar (Mark184) and his brother James

Thanksgiving was the reason we were down in San Antonio. Mark had agreed with his brother that this year we would join them for either Thanksgiving or Christmas. Well initially it was Christmas as James had sent out a special invitation for Christmas. But since we were not sure if we would go to Africa, we decided to leave Christmas open. We confirmed Thanksgiving and so here we were. This was by far the warmest Thanksgiving holiday I have attended since relocating to the United States permanently. So much fun, laughter, great company, love, and good food. What a day to be grateful for all that the hand of providence has provided. In just 6 months, I had so much more to be thankful for than I have had in a long time; the list is way too long. On the other hand,  where I come from (Uganda), we do not celebrate thanksgiving. There is no special day set aside each year specifically for giving thanks. We give thanks whenever and wherever we feel grateful.

So here I'm 6 years since my first thansgiving fully grasping the real meaning of the thanksgiving day, family and what it really means in the United States. Our morning began with a 4 hour hike on the Alado Creek  Greenway in the refreshing morning air at the Hardberger Park (read my review on Hardberger Park). The history of thanksgiving dates back to the birth of the United States, to the original pilgrims to make it to the land that is present day United States.

Africancrab says:
Really? a man's perspective, no wonder.
Posted on: Dec 13, 2010
Mark184 says:
Thanksgiving was set aside by the Pilgrims for a day of food and football. At least that's my understanding!
Posted on: Dec 13, 2010
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Mar (Mark184) and his brother James
Mar (Mark184) and his brother James
Africancrab and Carolyn
Africancrab and Carolyn
Thanksgiving in San Antonio, Texas…
Thanksgiving in San Antonio, Texa…
Thanksgiving in San Antonio, Texas…
Thanksgiving in San Antonio, Texa…
Thanksgiving in San Antonio, Texas…
Thanksgiving in San Antonio, Texa…
Thanksgiving in San Antonio, Texas…
Thanksgiving in San Antonio, Texa…
Thanksgiving in San Antonio, Texas…
Thanksgiving in San Antonio, Texa…
Thanksgiving in San Antonio, Texas…
Thanksgiving in San Antonio, Texa…
Thanksgiving in San Antonio, Texas…
Thanksgiving in San Antonio, Texa…
Thanksgiving in San Antonio, Texas…
Thanksgiving in San Antonio, Texa…
Thanksgiving in San Antonio, Texas…
Thanksgiving in San Antonio, Texa…
Thanksgiving in San Antonio, Texas…
Thanksgiving in San Antonio, Texa…
Thanksgiving in San Antonio, Texas…
Thanksgiving in San Antonio, Texa…
Thanksgiving in San Antonio, Texas…
Thanksgiving in San Antonio, Texa…
Thanksgiving in San Antonio, Texas…
Thanksgiving in San Antonio, Texa…
Thanksgiving in San Antonio, Texas…
Thanksgiving in San Antonio, Texa…
San Antonio Sights & Attractions review
Thanksgiving Morning Hike at Salado Creek Greenway Park
With free entrance to the park, there is no excuse for one not to enjoy this beautiful park. Located off Loop 410 to Rittiman Rd, the Salado Creek Gre… read entire review