Monday, September 7, 2009

Picnic at the Park

The Dallas Arboretum puts on a picnic at the park, throughout the summer. At the end, they have a major event, with an orchestra, and a movie. We arrived over an hour before the start of the orchestra performance, and were lucky to get in. It was jammed packed. Literally thousands of people. Everybody had brought blankets and picnic dinners. Some even had center pieces!
I decided this would be the best place to bring our monstrous watermelon. I mean, there was no way we could eat all of that by ourselves! I started cutting it up, and soon realized it would take our 7 people, a month to eat it. So I started handing it out. It was hilarious to see the different reactions. Some looked at me, like I was crazy. Others flat out laughed at me. Others still, eagerly raised their hand to partake of the bounty. Also, it was fun to see the progress of social dynamics. At first, only a few people would say yes. But once a few people had said yes, more were sure to follow. It might have something to do with trust, or the unknown (whether they thought I wanted money for it). After a while, some people even started coming down to where I was cutting the watermelon, and asking for a piece. I must have handed out over 100 pieces! Anyone in the vicinity that wanted a piece, got a piece!

After the concert was over, they set up the huge screen, and started the movie.Which one? ET! It had been so long since I had seen that, that I barely even remembered what happened in it. By the time we made our way out close to 11pm, we had all had our fill of culture, entertainment, and yummy foods. Thanks mom and dad!


Wendy said...

what a fun idea!!! (the staycation!) every time you post a picture of sterling I just can't get over the fact that he looks so big!!! sorry to hear about joe's grandma!!! Miss you!

wannabee free said...

Wow, you are so brave! we would never do anything like that. sounds fun, but I avoid crowds whenever possible. your watermelon sounds incredible!!

Majo said...

Kan me voorstellen dat het leuk was om die watermeloen zo uit te delen en vooral om de reacties te zien. Leuk.

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