Friday, July 25, 2003

I've accepted your invite to post

I'm on my way to the Stampede to see the FreeStage Entertainment. Thanks for helping me learn to post.

Picnic at Elkwater

Last Saturday afternoon we went to Elkwater for a picnic. Norman and Virginia went with us and we left Medicine Hat just before 4 p.m. It was a hot day, but the airconditioning in the car made for a pleasant drive to Elkwater. We had a hard time finding a picnic area with a firepit, so we settled on a camping space, which we knew better than trying. We got our fire going and a couple of kids came to check into their spot. They consented to let us finish our picnic which was generous of them! We hurried and cooked our weiners on flames rather than waiting for coals. We were enjoying our supper when we noticed the Park Wardens were talking to the campers in the camp space next to us. This made us very nervous, and we rushed to finish our hot dogs and clean up our area, but they left and didn't approach us so we continued with our picnic and ate our watermelon. The next thing we knew, the wardens were coming through the bushes the back way into our camp spot. It gave us a sick feeling... but they came up and asked us if we knew what day is was on Saturday. It was National Parks Day and to help us celebrate it, they offered us chocolate chip cookies and invited us to the Presentation at the amphitheater at 8 p.m. It was hard to feel good about our picnic while feeling so guilty! We probably won't do that again... next time we'll know we should bring a campstove! But hot dogs cooked on a campstove can't taste as good as weiners cooked over a fire! I would like to post a picture or two, but I don't know how. Maybe someone reading this will shoutout and teach me how or just e-mail me or call.

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