Just like last summer, one of our favorite weekend activities here in Mississippi is getting together with friends for afternoon picnics in the park.
On a recent Saturday we headed 45 minutes north toward the Appalachian foothills, near the Alabama and Tennessee state lines, to Tishomingo State Park, to meet up with our good friends Emily, Todd and Lucas.
A tasty spread of good food and wine on a shady picnic table kept the grown-ups feeling comfortable, and the disc-golf course situated next to our picnic site provided a leisurely workout for the guys. (note the basket in the background) Meanwhile, there were all sorts of things for Lucas and Rowan to do.
Reading a book is always a good idea!
Disc golf anyone?
Or maybe disc-golf wrestling!
The slide on this playground is much taller than Rowan's slide in our backyard!
Spin round and round and then fall down!
Rowan is ready for football season!
On a different day we checked out the new splash park at Veteran's Memorial Park in Tupelo.
The various fountains and sprayers have buttons you can press to activate them. With this new splash park, plus its close proximity to home and its excellent disc-golf course, Veteran's Park might be our favorite park around.
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