Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and with it comes one of the busiest shopping days of the year- Black Friday. This year, several national retailers have decided to close on the Friday following Thanksgiving and are encouraging shoppers to “opt outside” instead of cramming into shopping aisles. REI is one such retailer, and the hashtag #optoutside is making its way through social media sites. If you’re interested in trading in crowded malls for the great outdoors, visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s latest newsletter to see what State Parks are famous for their fall foliage, a list of festive activities in our parks, and much more. You can also sign a pledge to #optoutside on the American Rivers facebook page.
Don’t forget to visit HCA’s website between Nov. 29 and Nov. 30 for HCA’s annual buy one get one free calendar sale!  Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at HCA!