Working Off Lunch with a Walk

Picnic Time   Warming Up   Grilling Franks   Piling It On   Eating Sweets

Working It Off

After our feasting, we normally break up into activity groups. This year two groups set out for a brisk walk around Green Lake. The rest broke into groups to play cards, while others felt content to just sit around, relax, and talk. Nothing like a brisk, three-mile hike, a take-no-prisoners game of pinochle, or a rousing round of croquet to work off a meal. But WAIT! This year we played croquet before we ate.

Unfortunately, nobody thought to take pictures of the walkers. Oh, well, here are some photos from past walks.

Green Lake

Green Lake on a Saturday Afternoon

Well, yes, of course, we walkers enjoyed looking at other kinds of scenery, too, in various stages of undress! But discretion prevented us from surreptitiously snapping them. Again, at Green Lake, plenty of eye-candy walked and ran by, some shirtless hunks picnicking with friends and family nearby or just out for the exercise.


Take-No-Prisoners Pinochle Game

As for the rest, they just hung around enjoying the outdoors while relaxing in the shade or soaking up the sun and chatting idly.

Post-Prandial Relaxing

Croquet Players

Wow! We havenít had anybody bring a croquet set to a picnic in several years, so this year, it was great to see it return. Normally, people played croquet after lunch, but this year, the avid fans started during the appetizer scarfing. Maybe they wanted to work up an appetite for the main event.

By 2:30, most folks began to vanish, leaving the site to just a few, mainly those of us in charge of taking down the banner, stripping off the paper table cloths, packing up serving spoons and the leftover soft drinks, and cleaning up the site to return it to the condition in which we found it.

Yes, the picnic was finally over by 2:30. If you missed the picnic this year, please join us next year, but only if youíre a member of Mature Friends! But donít worry! If youíre not a member, you can sign up right now. Just jump to the Membership Form, fill it out, and mail it in with your annual dues of $40.00.

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