The Grate(ful) Outdoors


It’s an age old tradition on this Thanksgiving day, to spend hours in the kitchen or huddled around the t.v. watching sports, but what’s most important is spending time with loved ones.

Some might not spend their whole day preparing a traditional holiday meal in the kitchen, but that doesn’t mean it has any less Thanksgiving spirit.

“I took today as a little opportunity to get a jog in… So I can hopefully kind of offset the food a little bit and start on a New Year’s resolution a little earlier,” jogger, Elizabeth Beeson said.   

An almost empty Deming Park might indicate that an outdoors Thanksgiving isn’t for everyone, but that’s before running into the Fishers.

“This is the fisher family, from Arkansas, from Chicago, Indianapolis… Obviously we’re very much into health, and that’s our thing but also giving back to the community and basically, enjoy being out,” Dan Fisher said.

Fisher family patriarch, Dan is joined by his three sons, his brother and their families.

“Thanksigiving tradition is to make a little room in the morning for the feast in the afternoon, so we’ve been doing this for probably close to 20 years… And now we’ve got the new ones coming,” Fisher said.

And it’s a great day to appreciate the outdoors.

“We’ve done it in snow, we’ve done it, you know, in warmth, we’ve done it every, every way.”

But, what’s most important, spending time with loved ones.
“Grateful for family above all, and weather like this and living in a wonderful community.”

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