Saturday, October 25, 2008
October Picnic at Lacy Park
October 25, 2008 - It was a hot day today. This is what they call Indian Summer. Hubby and I spent the day with the pups at Lacey Park in San Marino. This is my favorite park yet I haven't been here since 2001? Still peaceful and beautiful as ever. Non residents have to pay to get in. The price of admission $4.00. It use to be $1.00 but I guess the price of serenity and loveliness has gone up. The old man that sits in the admission booth is way beyond his years. He waves us in. Do we look like locals? It must be our dogs that got us in.
The park is just as I remembered it. Vast, green, huge shady trees and only a handful of people scattered amongst the trees.
We lunched on deli sandwiches and after we slept under the green trees while the pups dutifully watched for squirrel activity. It actually felt like a lazy summer day.
To get my husband to do something like this takes a lot of convincing. It's not like him to go someplace with the dogs and do nothing. But he actually enjoyed the peacefulness and he even took a mini nap. A few times I looked around the park and saw other couples lying in the grass or just sitting and observing a bunch of nothing and they looked like doing nothing was something they did often -- in a good way.
When we finally gathered our things we talked about doing nothing again. I hope we do.