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Monday, June 26, 2017
Another evening, another lake
If you've been reading here for a long time, you'll remember that ten years ago or so, Mr. T and I used to have a picnic by the river on summer and fall Wednesday evenings on our way to church. Those picnics were a brief but relaxing respite from a demanding season of eldercare. Then the seasonal rest area where we always picnicked was closed, so those came to an end.
Mr. T changed jobs not long afterward, and he doesn't always get home at a set hour, so we couldn't simply continue the supper picnics at a different location. We would still occasionally pack a picnic and take it to a local park where there are picnic tables overlooking the pond.
Right now, we are again in a demanding season of life and so we're trying to picnic as often as possible. There is just something so calming about being by the water. It doesn't really matter if it's a lake, a pond, a rushing river, or a babbling brook. If the sunlight is sparkling on the water, even better. We've decided to make it our mission this summer to find good waterside picnic places.
In the last post I shared photos of our Tuesday evening picnic destination at a popular nearby lake. Well, today's post shares more pictures of a different, much smaller lake, from Saturday evening. The picnic was sort of a last-minute idea, so we picked up sandwiches and chips from the Walmart deli and just took along some water. This particular lake is about 20 minutes from our home and has a public boat launch area. We went there and just took along our camping chairs.
Again, the pictures were taken with the Kindle, by me, so they are not the best. But you get the idea. Another sparkling blue lake. A bit of food and some good company. Instant relaxation. Thank You, Lord!
Edited to add: It just occurred to me that some of my readers might enjoy checking out recipes I have used for picnic fare over the years. If you do a search on my blog for "picnic by the river", you will find loads of links and recipes I used over the time we regularly picnicked by the river. You could also access them by clicking on the "picnics" label in the label cloud at right. We took sandwiches, yes -- some of the time -- but our picnic fare was pretty creative and delicious too, if I do say so. Enjoy!
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.