Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day Picnic!

Monday evenings are otherwise known as Burger Night. Burger Night usually takes place at Joe's Place in Union. The Joe of Joe's Place is not the same Joe of the Triangle of Shoe Changers.

However, this Monday was Memorial Day, and as such we remembered our fallen soldiers and sailors by enjoying a picnic at the park by the train station in Maplewood. There was a lot of food and projectiles. The food included all sorts of cold cuts and cheeses for making sandwiches, potato and macaroni salads, pickles, chips (which we never even opened), orange blueberry scones, brownies, Dilly Bars from Dairy Queen, raspberry salsa, and a watermelon, which almost ended up in the projectile category.

Speaking of the projectile category... this evening's projectiles consisted of baseballs, a football, a frisbee, and Bocce balls. All this playing with projectiles was quite a nice workout for us, and is something we should do more often.

From left to right, there's Kenji, Leanna, Kevin, Lex, Tiff and Joe.

Will Lex catch the frisbee? I don't know - I was too busy taking the picture.

Kevin getting ready to toss the Bocce ball, with everyone taking turns as they are supposed to.

And I realize it's difficult to tell from the picture, but this is a shot of what I like to call Speed Bocce. Speed Bocce is when everyone tosses their Bocce ball at the same time, and like regular
Bocce, whichever team's color lands closest to the white ball gets the point.

After Bocce it was time for brownies. We had a big visitor while eating our brownies. This guy just wandered over to us with his bunny toy, took a seat and made like he was going to stay for a while.

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