A MEMORABLE PICNIC AT THE LAKE Playing outside was always one of my favorite activities since I was a little girl. In the spring of 1999, my parents took my brother and me for a picnic at Dam Sen Park as a reward for our good results in school. As always, my dad would let me bring some friends. That time, without hesitation, I chose Yen. She was not only my cousin, but definitely my best friend. We grew up together; therefore, we had a special bond that always connected us. Since my family moved to Ho Chi Minh city 4 months earlier, we did not have a chance to play as often, so this was a perfect chance for us to have fun. The park, which was located in the center of Ho Chi Minh city, had a wonderful lake with the picturesque view. I had not realized that a picnic would become a remarkable memory for me. That was the last time Yen and I spent the beautiful moments together because she suddenly passed away few months later by a car accident. As I can remember, it was a beautiful Sunday in the spring. The weather was pretty cold in the morning, but it turned warm and sunny in the afternoon. Although the lake was too cold for swimming in April, it was still a wonderful weather for a picnic. It was very relaxing when we looked out over the lake with large fish jumping through the water. The sounds of the
Picnics are the best way to enjoy the simple pleasure of life and spent time with family. I love family picnics it gives me a change to interact more with my family member. No one is big or small we all behave and enjoy like kids on picnic. It is a nice way to see the fun personality of my family.
One of my most memorable family-picnic was on 25th December 2011. We all celebrated Christmas at a farm house located at the outskirts of my city. Since days my brother and I were asking our dad to take us for a picnic, finally dad agreed and we invited our aunts, uncle and cousins for picnic too.
“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”― George Burns
Our picnic started early in the morning, we hired a bus and all travelled together. It was a 2 hour drive. We had great fun in the bus.
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We reached at the farm in the morning had our breakfast prepared by the cook at the farm house. The breakfast was delicious and I loved eating with everyone inside the house.
We lay mattress on the garden; the garden was huge and beautifully decorated with different types of plants and trees. There were mango and coconut trees; and flower plants of rose, sunflower, and jasmine. Many vegetables were also grown in the garden.
It was a pleasant day we sat in the garden later in the afternoon. We played many games and even danced on a loud music. There was also music competition, my team won in that competition.
My mom had prepared tasty snacks for the day and even my aunts bought tasty foods. We all sat together and enjoyed the meal at the garden of the farm house.
It was one the most memorable day of the life, sitting with my family and relaxing at the farm house and munching homemade tasty snacks. We had pizza and coke for lunch. We even had a coke competition my uncle won the competition by drinking seven glasses of coke all at once.
At the time of returning home the gardener gave us many fresh vegetable such as cabbage, tomatoes, spinach etc. the day ended on a very fast note, it is well said good times do not last long. All we kids prayed to stay there for the entire night and return next day.
Unfortunately our elders had plans for next day we had to go back home. We travelled for three hours in the bus; it took longer to return because of the city traffic. We had loads of fun returning back, we spend time eating and playing games.
I was so tired when I reached home; I went to my room and slept instantly without even brushing my teeth and changing my dress. Later on my mom wake me up and ask me to brush, change and then slept like horse. It was the most memorable day of my life.