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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sunday Family Picnic in Morhange, France


It's been pleasantly hot these days. Almost like it's Spring already although we still have officially 3 weeks to go. It is March and we haven't really had a normal winter. While the United States has been hit hard by snow storms, we haven't had any here. Truthfully, I'm a little sad. I would have loved to have a white winter. But I don't complain because there's something I love more than snow and that's - Outdoor Picnics. I don't know what it is about picnics, but I've always had a fascination for them. Back in the Philippines, we never had picnics. For one, it was simply too hot and two, we never found a spot we liked.



But on this Sunday, I had already the perfect spot in mind with the perfect view of the Etang de la Mutche in Morhange.



We weren't the only ones who decided to have a family picnic here. Luckily, when we arrived there was one empty table left. Lucky us! Within minutes, we were unpacking our food - Meatballs, Simple Potato Salad, and a Gateau aux Pommes (click here).



Warning: This is an unsupervised swimming area.

It's still a little too early in the year to go swimming, but come summer I'm sure this will be filled by swimmers.



The weather was perfect and the sky was blue and beautiful.

Can you believe that the first time we could have a family picnic last year was in Mid-April??? Click here for the post.



Suddenly, we heard a loud noise coming from above and when we looked up, we saw a person with a powered parachute. Free as a bird, exploring the blue sky. Our view was perfect, but I'm guessing his must have been breathtaking.



So we ate...and laughed...and drank...and played ball...and rested...and even made friends. It was perfect. We later walked to the other side of the etang / pond, which they renovated last year. They brought in sand from elsewhere to make a "shoreline".



This is fast becoming my favorite spot. I just love sitting down here and stare at nature.  My daughter does the same.

"Children must be taught how to think, not what to think." -Margaret Mead

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