Monday, October 14, 2013

It Was a Great Day

Although much of the day was cool and overcast, it was a great day. My son and his family are visiting from Texas. On the spur of the moment, we decided to have a picnic at Mammoth Park. The long double dip slide wasn’t slippery when we started, but the descents down the steep, metal chute became more rapid as we broke it in. Everyone rode the slide and had a lot of fun. My older daughter had nylon windbreaker pants on and she went like greased lightning. She shot off the bottom of the slide and landed on her bottom. She was a little tender, but continued to make the ride.

The foliage on the trees was beautiful. Many trees were still green, but enough had turned into their fall colors of red, orange, and yellow. The squirrels were running through the leaves on the ground from tree to tree to gather more food for the winter.
We sat around on one of the picnic tables and ate sandwiches, pretzels, cheese balls, and cookies. Not a hardy meal, but enough to fill the grandkids who were more interested in going back to ride on the slide.

Later today, we met again at my older daughter and her husband’s home for the evening meal. She made a chicken, potato, cheese, and bacon casserole. With the salad, it was enough.
After the meal, we played a few games of dominoes. I won of course. We had great a time of family bonding, talking, and laughing. That is missing in most families today. With us, it is limited due to the distance, but that doesn’t make it any less enjoyable and necessary. Love should always bind us closer together and never separate families.

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