Friday, June 9, 2023


Will you spend Thanksgiving with friends or family this year? 

Thanksgiving looks different for many of us this year. The seats, usually filled with friends and family, may be empty. The dinner portions may be smaller. The room may be a little bit quieter. For others, perhaps you have safely quarantined and will spend the holiday with friends and family. If so, cherish those moments.

The staff will be alone this year. Our Thanksgivings will be quiet. We’ll be thinking of all of you and your families and will share a piece of virtual turkey and a toast of something bubbly.

Will you spend Thanksgiving with your friends or family this year? Has the pandemic affected your holiday plans, or not? Please tell us in the poll below. If you wish to leave a comment, please be respectful.

Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury is the editor here at She was lucky enough to grow up alongside two traveling parents, one domestically by RV (yep, Chuck Woodbury) and the other for international adventures, and has been lucky to see a great deal of our world (and counting!). She lives near Seattle with her dog and chickens. When she's not cranking out 365+ newsletters for she's hiking, cooking or, well, probably traveling.


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2 years ago

My wife and I decided to take a three week camping trip from mid-November through the first week in December. It’s the first time we’ve been away from family for Thanksgiving. It had nothing to do with COVID, the timing was just right for us. If we hadn’t gone camping we would have been with our son and his family for Thanksgiving.

2 years ago

Wife and I will stay home with the 3 beagles and Skype our children and grand kids. Medically don’t dare to chance it. Sad time in history but, we’ll make it. All fellow RVers be safe, stay safe cause summer will be here again to go. Best wishes to all during the upcoming holidays.

Judith R
2 years ago

Absolutely spending the holiday with my grandkids. At my age each visit could be the last. Never pass up a chance. It’s an 1000+ mile (each way) trip but traveling in the RV is safer than going to the grocery store. BYW, where are all those crowded RV parks I keep reading about? This is my 3rd nite on the road, and each campground has been just me and a half dozen other intrepid travers.

2 years ago

We are celebrating thanksgiving with our son and daughter in law who like us have been isolated and only minimal outside shopping.

Glen Cowgill
2 years ago

We will be at our oldest daughters house with 2 other children and 6 grandchildren and 2 military families enjoying the turkey with all the other stuff. We may also have another single military young man with us also. We are setting up outdoors on a huge patio in sunny South Florida.

Vanessa Simmons
2 years ago

Just me and the two dogs. Maybe in the desert outside Quartzsite, maybe at home in NV. Last year my sisters came to the RV park I was staying at and we had hotdogs for thanksgiving.

Bob Weinfurt
2 years ago

No family get together this year. Girlfriend and I are staying put. We’ve got to get this virus under control instead of letting it control us.

Rosalie Magistro
2 years ago

We are camphosts in a state park and as usual we will have our Thanksgiving get together with our rangers and fellow camphosts.

Diane G.
2 years ago

Just my husband and 2 dogs. We had to cancel plans for a family get together because of COVID. Hoping to see everyone for Christmas.

2 years ago
Reply to  Diane G.

Don’t hold your breath on that!

Ed Thomas
2 years ago

Going to my Daughter’s house this year. Only 4 miles away. My Son and his wife will join us and some of the Grandchildren too. We have all been in close contact recently and have been following all the rules. Should be fun but the other kids are not traveling down this year.

2 years ago

Outdoor backyard barbecue with two other local couples. All exactly according to California state guidelines.

Travel to visit family was canceled. Brother in-law is quarantined, so it seemed like a bad idea.

Karen Barrett
2 years ago

Just the two of us and charlituna the big yellow cat…we lost his “doggie-brother” Barni in Sept. so just us three.. Karen, Jim and Cha-Cha. (central Florida on the corner of Hither-N-Yon)

2 years ago

I will be spending it alone. My husband just passed after 12 1/2 year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. It was always just us but now just me. I know I am not alone with it just be ‘one’.

RV Staff
2 years ago
Reply to  rvgrandma

So sorry to hear about your husband, rvgrandma. Hang in there, take care, and stay healthy. Hugs. 🙂 —Diane at

2 years ago
Reply to  rvgrandma

HUGS!! Sorry for your loss- bitter sweet! out of his misery 🙁

Robert Cassels
2 years ago

I’ll be sharing Thanksgiving with family and friends ]Robert

2 years ago

I’m afraid to answer in case the government is watching.

connie easley
2 years ago

We are having a larger than normal Thanksgiving. Granddaughter has friends in the army- no family here. They have been invited for turkey potluck. Everyone is bringing a dish or two. All total 14 for dinner!

Joe Krebs
2 years ago

There are no Guarantees in life … this could be the last chance.

Norm Worthington
2 years ago

With a fight against lung cancer…it’ll be just the two of us. We’ll Skype with each adult families during the day. Getting out is just too risky for me.

2 years ago

Just the two of us this year. Family is about 125 miles north of us, but spring will be better!

Debbie PJ
2 years ago

1st time in 42 years just my Husband and me~ sad but this will end and we will all make up for lost time!

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