Thanksgiving Day is the busiest day of the year at this historic property. It's not really just feeding the guests though when you take into account the effort preparing and setting up the various dining rooms and the Grand Ballrom at Grove Park Inn.
The attention that goes into every detail can be mind-boggling for the inexperienced.
It takes more than 450 turkeys to feed the thousands of visitors for the day . . .
hundreds of pies, cakes and other goodies that will finish the meal as well . . .
Walking through the rooms it is impressive to see the work that goes into preparing for the big event.
The floral arrangements, ice sculptures and carved fruit art -
not too mention setting hundreds of tables with beautiful china, glassware, silver and linen. No wonder so many people decide not to go to the trouble of making dinner, not when you have professionals that can do it for you and allow you to just enjoy the day!
And now the professionals who care for each table and each guest like they are part of their family who stopped in for a Holiday visit. The genuine smiles that come from people who truly love what they do and love to offer their best service and predict your every need.
That's when it happens. You look around at the faces of your family members dining with you, see the grin from the server, notice the dozens of other families around you and realize how blessed and thankful you do feel on this special day. Meals like this in times like this are extraordinary only if we take the time to absorb the moment.
No matter where you dined for Thanksgiving, I hope you had a moment to take in your blessings and savor the day with loved ones.