Saturday, March 07, 2015

An afternoon in the park

Like most of the U.S. (except for my blog buddies Janie, and Fran who live in Florida and California respectively), Alabama has been cold and rainy for most of the year.

But today, the sky was remarkable. We joined Jilda's brother along with his kids and grandkids for an afternoon in the park.

We had originally planned to take them bowling, but today was bowling league tournaments, and there were no open lanes. 

Plan B was to head to the park. The kids were a little disappointed until they hit the playground in the park.  Apparently everyone south of Birmingham had the same idea because we had to park in overflow parking.

It was great fun just watching the kids run wild, but I was happy to get home. Jilda had her special recipe of spareribs, sauerkraut, and new potatoes cooking in the crockpot. The aroma was incredible.

I went into the kitchen and whipped up a pone of cornbread. I'm not sure a better meal was available at any  price :)

My nephew James shot this photo of his son Stone with my camera.
He was about to dive for the finish line.

13 comments:

  1. Hooray for warmer weather!

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  2. That wamr weather still hasn't reached NJ...soon.

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  3. Yes. Spring is on the way. It is such fun to watch children at play. I hope you saved some of that food because I am on my way to your house right now.

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  4. Nothing like seeing the kids enjoying the great outdoors to built an appetite. i get tired just watching them run. The meal sounds wonderful.
    Enjoy your Sunday.
    JB

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  5. Can I come over for leftovers?

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  6. I love the action shot of the finish line!!! Looks like you had a nice time over there. I went for a beautiful sunny Spring walk in the park today too!
    Hi! I am sorry it has taken me a couple of days to come over- I've had some horrid headaches for a few days but thank you for your comment and following me, that is very kind! I'm definitely intrigued to find out more about your life! xx

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  7. I love the action shot of the finish line!!! Looks like you had a nice time over there. I went for a beautiful sunny Spring walk in the park today too!
    Hi! I am sorry it has taken me a couple of days to come over- I've had some horrid headaches for a few days but thank you for your comment and following me, that is very kind! I'm definitely intrigued to find out more about your life! xx

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  8. I love the action shot of the finish line!!! Looks like you had a nice time over there. I went for a beautiful sunny Spring walk in the park today too!
    Hi! I am sorry it has taken me a couple of days to come over- I've had some horrid headaches for a few days but thank you for your comment and following me, that is very kind! I'm definitely intrigued to find out more about your life! xx

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  9. The kids look like they were having a great time. Being outside would be the top of my list! Your sky and weather looks so nice. The green stuff is grass, right? Just wondering. Anyway, the food sounds soooo good and after a day of outdoors I'm sure it hit the spot! Hope it was a nice evening.

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  11. In all of our travels outside the USA, I noticed other countries use their parks for family, fun and picnics much more than we do in the states. A Greek Island inspired me once. One of the places I was without my girl that I vowed I would take her to. Just to see the happy families in the park was a thrill. (I will learn to proof before the publish button!) (smile)
    YOu took me back, and I like that.
    Take care and I am hoping that is an omen. SPRING type omen

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  12. Say the words "cornbread pone" and I will eat anything.

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  13. The local parks around my place are usually crowded on the weekends, we don't go to the park very often as many family members can't stand crowds

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