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Old 10-11-2017, 12:17 AM
 
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Both our kids have plans. Wondering what we should do for us both. If you are going to be just the 2 of you do you have plans?
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Old 10-11-2017, 12:29 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Yup, we go to an annual Thanksgiving Retreat!

Great teaching and recreation conference with terrific food and friends and community. (About 20 min for our second home).

For 'food only' it costs us about $50 for the week. (no dishes / no cooking / plenty of fun and learning and new friends (~60 - 80 attendees ~ 50% are from international destinations) )

Been doing this since 1992 (usually... if we happen to be in USA)
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I haven't given it a thought. There will be something. Maybe shrimp scampi. I'll eat it with at least one other person.

Being alone on a holiday isn't pretty, but you won't be alone.
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Old 10-11-2017, 04:08 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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Both our kids have plans. Wondering what we should do for us both. If you are going to be just the 2 of you do you have plans?
You are assuming that most posters here are half of a couple. Many would say there are 2 of you so what is the problem.

Go out to eat as I am sure you do many times throughout the year.
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Old 10-11-2017, 06:56 AM
 
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You are assuming that most posters here are half of a couple. Many would say there are 2 of you so what is the problem.

Go out to eat as I am sure you do many times throughout the year.
I am not assuming anything. Merely directing post to couples, with adult children, and no plans yet for the holiday. Anyone can respond if they have an interesting one :-)
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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Well, this isn't "an interesting one :-), as per the OP's stipulation.

I'm divorced many years, two adult children (one here, one out of state), but more than likely be by myself for Thanksgiving and Christmas. No, it isn't fun. But it is what it is.
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I will be at relatives for dried out over cooked turkey, cold ham, watching non stop drama, arguing and kids sitting next to one another texting on their stupid machines. I wish I could just stay here, smoke some ribs and have an enjoyable day.
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:35 AM
 
Location: The middle
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Friendsgiving! You may have friends, neighbors etc. in the same situation. Plan a potluck Thanksgiving ( you provide turkey) everyone else brings a dish and byob. This can be a lot of fun. The potluck aspect keeps the work to a minimum and you may enjoy it so much it becomes an annual event.

A good movie and Chinese food. This can be out and about or Netflix and take out.

Plan a fun getaway. If you are retired that gives you some travel flexibility. Right this minute a walk along a deserted beach with some tasty seafood afterwards sounds like a fantastic Thanksgiving. If you are lucky enough to find a cottage with a fire pit, even better.
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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My adult son and his family often spend holidays with her side or his father's side (my first husband) of their family. We just plan something special for us.....friends, a trip, a special dinner. One year we went to a great restaurant with a meetup dining out group. But we always make it an event that we will enjoy. And, we have also gone to a movie but make it something at a "dine in" theatre with reclining seats and maybe a 3D show. We know the best thing about holidays is having eachother.
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Both our kids have plans. Wondering what we should do for us both. If you are going to be just the 2 of you do you have plans?
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You are assuming that most posters here are half of a couple. Many would say there are 2 of you so what is the problem.

Go out to eat as I am sure you do many times throughout the year.
I donít think anything is being assumed here. When the OP said ďif itís going to be just the two of you,Ē they were specifically asking what people who are couples are doing so they might get ideas as to how to celebrate Thanksgiving as a couple as well.

As a single I donít have any suggestions for a couple but I hope they can find some good responses to their question.
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