Went to a town picnic today

@shaggin (36332)
United States
August 3, 2016 9:20pm CST
Today at 5 I took my kids to a town picnic event. It would have been more fun if my kids were a little younger but they did have a good time anyway. The liked mini golf and the games such as Tip-a-troll, pick a pop, and bean bag toss. They got a piece of candy for each game no matter if they won or lost. My kids didn't want to do the slip 'n slide, life size jenga, or bounce houses. The thing my daughter was most excited about was getting henna done on her hand. Everything was free except the food which was low cost at $1 each.. Ziti, pizza, nachos, soda, hotdogs etc. There was more at the event but that's enough details to bore you with. After we were done we went to an ice cream place about 10 miles down the road. This one had hard ice cream, soft ice cream in 24 flavors, slushies, wine ice cream, bubble tea and more. It was pretty neat! It is the 15th ice cream shop my children and I have visited this summer! I just finished reading Allegiant and am going to get ready for bed I'm tired out!
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
4 Aug 16
Oh food at only a dollar each! And everything you mentioned except soda were my favourite.
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@shaggin (36332)
• United States
5 Aug 16
My kids wanted the soda but I wouldn't let them. We had lemonade we had brought in the van so I did not want to pay for drinks. I let them choose what food they wanted and my son had a hot dog and my daughter had nachos.
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
5 Aug 16
@shaggin my son isn't a big soda drinker. He got a taste of soda at the age of 9 and he isn't a fan of it until now but he does drink it once in awhile.
@TRBRocks420 (73654)
• Banks, Oregon
4 Aug 16
Sounds like a pretty good day to me. I want to go to the ice cream shop lol.
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@shaggin (36332)
• United States
5 Aug 16
That ice cream shop was really impressive. They had a little bit of everything it was pretty neat!
@rina110383 (24145)
4 Aug 16
Have a nice sleep. Sugary sweet dreams!
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@shaggin (36332)
• United States
5 Aug 16
Hahah well I didn't dream about sugar sweets but after eating that Strawberry cheesecake ice cream I am really craving to try the other flavors.
@RubyHawk (21570)
• Atlanta, Georgia
5 Aug 16
Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all. Wish we had events that are inexpensive.
@shaggin (36332)
• United States
5 Aug 16
I have a group on facebook that I find and share all the events that are within a 2 hour drive from me that are family friendly. Usually MOST of them are free. Its great for kids!
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@RubyHawk (21570)
• Atlanta, Georgia
5 Aug 16
@shaggin It's a wonderful outing for everyone, espeically the kids.
• United States
4 Aug 16
i wish more communities 'd such events, perhaps folks're tryin' to resurrect such? i'm sure they need some more 'big young'un' activities, but what a blessin' anyhow. 15 d'ffrent ice cream shops?? hmm, wonder how many there're 'round these parts? pleasant slumber :)
@shaggin (36332)
• United States
5 Aug 16
I usually drive an hour north of south to get groceries at Walmart so we find ice cream places to go to between there. We have gone to 16 now as of yesterday!
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• United States
5 Aug 16
@shaggin if'n ya drove'n hour from here'n any direction, yer only gonna come 'cross 2, lol.
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• United States
4 Aug 16
Sounds like a fun event ~ everything was free/affordable is even better.
@shaggin (36332)
• United States
5 Aug 16
This was an annual event. To bad we didn't know about it other years my children would have enjoyed it a lot more when they were younger.
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• United States
5 Aug 16
@shaggin Darn! They would! Now I am older and don't enjoy it, but I like seeing the kids enjoy it. :)
@ricki_911 (19028)
• Toronto, Ontario
5 Aug 16
Sounds like a fun afternoon, and better when it is so cheap.
@shaggin (36332)
• United States
5 Aug 16
Yes low priced fun is awesome. I look for events like this all the time. My kids are getting a little old for most things though :( They do not enjoy the things like they used to when they were little.
@gudheart (12758)
4 Aug 16
Sounds like a lovely day :D A great way to end the day jumping into a nice comfy bed when we feel sooo tired.
@shaggin (36332)
• United States
5 Aug 16
My bed is so comfortable but my daughter always sleeps in my bed and makes loud noises and bumps into me.
@jaboUK (53412)
• United Kingdom
4 Aug 16
That sounds like a really fun time, I'm pleased the kids enjoyed it.
@shaggin (36332)
• United States
5 Aug 16
I was glad they did. Next year we won't go as they are getting a little too old for these events unfortunately but it was fun for this year.
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@LadyDuck (147060)
• Switzerland
4 Aug 16
Food was not expensive at all, I hope you all had fun.
@shaggin (36332)
• United States
5 Aug 16
It was nice that the food was so low cost. Anywhere else these same nachos would be about $4
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@AutumnSnow (4585)
4 Aug 16
Sounds you like you all had a wonderful time.
@shaggin (36332)
• United States
5 Aug 16
Yes the event was nice and the ice cream shop after was the best part.
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@paigea (21755)
• Canada
4 Aug 16
15 ice cream shops! What a feat! That sounds like a great deal that town picnic
@shaggin (36332)
• United States
5 Aug 16
We have gone to 16 now!
@Raj7779 (2920)
• Ahmednagar, India
4 Aug 16
Good night,have a nice sleep,sweet dream.
@shaggin (36332)
• United States
5 Aug 16
Thank you I am very tired today after going to bed late and getting up early for the yard sale.
@TheHorse (62143)
• Pleasant Hill, California
4 Aug 16
Sounds like a good day. How old are the kids?
@shaggin (36332)
• United States
5 Aug 16
My kids are 12 & 8. A bit old for most of the family friendly events anymore :(