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Saturday, August 18, 2012

SHE ROCKS! (ROCK CITY, CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

Well, it wasn't Pat Benatar concert but Rock City, Chattanooga was an interesting place to visit.  I highly recommend it.  It was a "geological and botanical wonder" according to the brochure.  The ancient rock formations looked like a playground for a giant family to be jumping around, playing hide and seek among these large rocks/boulders.  The name Rock City was a bit misrepresenting because there were also plenty of plants, sky-high trees and colorful flowers.  Even though it was a hot day, as soon as we were in the shade with the gentle breeze, we felt 20 degrees cooler compared to being in the sun.
Today (August 18th) we went to a company picnic hosted by my husband's employer.  It was a typical event (started around noon) that included typical picnic food (hotdogs, hamburgers, chicken, BBQ pork and potato salad), attendance prizes (we did not win anything), games for the adults (washers tournament, bingo), 100ft races for the kids and the dessert contest.  My husband made his world famous apple pie but the chocolate cherry pie took the prize.

Last month when my husband told me about the picnic, we both thought, "who was the "smart" person that picked such a date for an outdoor event?".  If you've ever been to or lived in St. Louis, you would know the hot and humid temperature we have in August, especially mid-August.  With the heat wave we had since early June, we both expected a miserable day at the picnic.  We were wrong!  It was a perfect day today, sunny, mid 70s, low humidity.  All 300+ "associates" and immediate family members had a great time.  We left around 3:15 after my husband registered a complaint with the judges for their failure to recognize "greatness" of his apple pie! 

1 comment:

Linus Ly said...

Tell us more about the food fight after the judge refused to change his mind about the apple pie! It's an American tradition!

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