There are so many great places to have a picnic in Central Minnesota. To me, a picnic is like a day at the beach. It’s like having your cake and eating it, too. It’s like a bunch of other cliches, but I’m going to wait until November 3rd, National Cliche Day, to use them.
Organizers say “picnics” originated in the Middle Ages when feasts were held outdoors to celebrate a successful hunt. Tally Ho! But get this…June 18th is also International Panic Day. Researchers say “panics” started earlier, around the time Fred Flintstone flipped his car at the drive-in.
Picnic and Panic on the same day. What are the odds? Let’s figure them out next year on World Statistics Day. This year, International Picnic Day comes in the middle of the week which kind of makes me want to panic. Some other picnic/panic things:
Picnic: Getting a hole-in-one at Casey’s Amusement Park…
then celebrating…with a picnic!
Panic: Getting a hole-in-one’s shorts at Casey’s Amusement Park…during a picnic.
Picnic: Going fishing on the new dock at the new Lake Brophy Park!
Panic: Discovering they don’t have a new dock at the new Lake Brophy Park.
Picnic: Seeing your daylilies, dressed in purple and gold like the Minnesota Vikings, stand tall!
Panic: Seeing your daylilies lay down like the Minnesota Vikings in a primetime playoff game.
Panic: Forgetting to clean out the gutters before the next big Alexandria thunderstorm.
Picnic: Remembering you don’t need to clean out the gutters because they blew away in the last big Alexandria thunderstorm!
If you get to go on a picnic on June 18th, I hope you have a yabba dabba doo time. Maybe avoid the ribs. If you don’t have fun, don’t panic. Just hold on until September 13th. Then you can point the finger at someone else on National Blame Someone Else Day.