Wednesday, March 2, 2016

February Picnic Teaches Kids about Firefighting

Just Monday the community of Capri had their annual picnic.  This year however the picnic was like any others had previously.  Almost 400 people were in attendance.  Some rode golf carts while some listened to the band playing.  There were games for the children to play in the field to keep them entertained.  Also the GNF Station 90 firefighters and paramedics were present to keep the outing safe as well as show the kids their truck, equipment, and teach them about their duties.  Most in attendance stayed until the last minute were very satisfied with how fun the outing was.  If you would like to read more about this picnic you can read here.  Do you have any similar picnics for your community?

Monday, February 29, 2016

Does the word "Picnic" come from lynch mob gatherings?

Where does the word "picnic" come from?  Some people believe it came from gatherings for lynch hangings.  Is this the truth or is there another meaning that makes more sense?  There is a small amount on inappropriate language in this article.  Read it to find the answer.  What do you think about the right meaning of the word?

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Want to go Somewhere Warm for the Rest of Winter?

If you find yourself ready for warmer weather now perhaps you should think about taking a vacation.  It is true spring is less than a month away and hopefully spring weather along with it.  If you are ready to walk around in a t-shirt and shorts again you should think about one of these great vacation spots.  What vacations did you take this winter to get away from the cold?

Monday, February 22, 2016

Last Call for a Winter Picnic

We are now in the last month of winter.  It went by so fast but not as fast as spring and summer will.  Anyway lets not get too far ahead of ourselves.  If you have no yet had a chance to get outside this winter for a picnic there is still time.  Maybe your family has elderly people or people who are not well and could not attend during mid January.  Now as we get closer to spring you may be able to pick and choose days that are well above freezing that you could make it work.  Whatever you do make sure everyone is comfortable with what you are planning.  Bring extra layers in case the cold decides to creep back in.  Don't forget how drinks to give you that little extra warmth you may need.  Have you had your winter picnic yet?  How cold was it and was it with snow on the ground ?

Friday, February 19, 2016

Winter Picnic Menu and Recipes

New winter picnic ides to put on your menu.  Have a favorite recipe to use for winter picnics let us know below.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Have a Winter Picnic before Spring

It is not too late to have a winter picnic this winter.  Spring is coming fast and you may feel like you should hold off until then.  However, not waiting until Spring to get outside and exercise is always a good idea.  There are many activities you can only do in winter with snow on the ground.  Above all else at a winter picnic dress accordingly with at least 3 layers on.  Bring extra clothes if you feel you will need it as well as hot chocolate and other hot drinks.  Here are some more tips on staying warm and planning a winter picnic with activities.  Have you already had your winter picnic this winter?

Friday, February 12, 2016

Valentines Day Picnic and Other Ideas

This Valentines Day surprise the one you love and go against the usual dinner.  Have you ever had just a picnic for you and the one you love?  What better time than this Sunday for Valentines Day?  Lay out a blanket have and have the dinner that you prepared there with some wine.  Just you and the one you love.  If you have the option you could have the picnic where you first met or where you had your first date.  You could sip on hot chocolate and watch the sunrise or sunset.  The ideas are endless.  If picnics are not for you consider one of these other options to still stay away from the norm.  What valentines day idea worked best for you?