For some, weather definitely qualifies as small talk. But around these parts, in summer, it is serious business. So it is always a dicey proposition to plan a picnic months in advance, hoping for tolerable.
Were you watching the weather forecasts the week before? Highs in the mid-to-high 90s wall to wall, and then, for Saturday and Sunday, that temperature bar graph looked like the Grand Canyon. And it was … comfortable … mostly.
Our new venue was right across the park road from Creve Coeur Lake, and we were able to watch the unofficial sailing regatta while chatting and chowing down. A nice eclectic mix of old-timers, new members, SOs, and kids attended. Not enough to seriously dent the food and beverage provisions, but nice. We owe the weather and venue choice to the hostperson, Natalie LaFranzo. Grillmeisters Joe and Brenda Ackerman kept flipping burgers and rolling hot dogs until appetites were sated.
If you were there, we hope you had a good time. If you weren’t, we’ll be doing it again next year. A few pics of the festivities are here. If you can’t find yourselves in these, you can look at the full set of photos in our Flickr album.