Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the U.S. A belated Happy Thanksgiving to my neighbors to the north in Canada. Happy Thursday to the rest of the world.
As I’m sure you know a few weeks ago super storm Sandy ripped through New York, New Jersey, and surrounding areas leaving a wake of destruction behind. As you may or may not know, Thanksgiving is a time when I vacation in New York to spend the holiday with my family.
I’m here not too long after the storm and quite honestly wasn’t sure what to expect. A couple of weeks ago I wasn’t even sure if my flight would be canceled and if I’d be able to make it in ok.
New Yorkers are resilient. I shouldn’t be surprised that so much is back to normal so quickly. Outside of more traffic here and there and a lot more people taking the train than usual, downed trees waiting to be collected have been my only sign of the devastation from last month.
Most of my family escaped the storm with minimal issues. They all lost power some for longer than others. Outside of an aunt and a cousin, who still aren’t able to get back to their homes, most everyone is as back to normal as can be. I realize for many people things will never be back to normal. Lost lives and homes will forever keep some from normalcy. Others are still without power with little idea when they’ll get it back.
My family was fortunate and more than anything this year, that’s what I’m thankful for during this Thanksgiving celebration. Please join me in sending good thoughts and wishes to all those who weren’t so fortunate.
As I’ve done in years past I thought I’d share a few images. Here are some images and Thanksgiving wishes from years past.
The Holidays Are Near
Grand Central Station
New York Public Library
Once again I want to express than I’m thankful for my family was able to survive the recent storm mostly unscathed. I’d also like to express my condolences to all those who weren’t so lucky and to send good thoughts and wishes their way.
I’d also like to thank you for reading this far, especially if you read this far regularly. I do appreciate you sticking with me as long as you have.
Happy Thanksgiving to all celebrating and for anyone not celebrating the good news is tomorrow is Friday.