How do you get to the country? Hayride, of course!! You pile into a wagon with lots of straw, sing songs at the top of your voice and bounce along as the horses trot. Then you spend hours picking straw out of your clothing. It's fun!
First stop: Apple picking. Lots of crunchy, tart, sweet apples. Yum! Just remember, the apples are for eating. There are no other uses for an apple. Really. We mean it. Put the apple down now, please.
Next stop: Let's see some animals. This is a cow. You can pet the cow. Cows are nice. They are also delicious but today's not the day to talk about that.
Maybe some of us will go for a horse ride. You can pet the horses. Horses are nice. We don't know if horses are delicious, but today's not the day to find that out either.
Speaking of delicious, after all that bouncing and petting, it's time for our potluck picnic! What did you bring for the potluck? Something wonderful we're sure. Okay everyone, dig in!
After we're full, we can sit around and talk, take naps or sing some more songs. (We don't know these people, they just ran up and posed for a picture for us. Wasn't that nice of them?)
And as the sun goes down, we'll build a bonfire. More songs (Autumn is the time to sing) and maybe some stories too. I wonder what stories we'll hear tonight...hopefully some that have cows and horses in them. Those are our favorites.
Our picnic will go on all weekend. Come and join us at any time. We'd love to have you gather with us for an CIC Autumn picnic!!
(Note: thanks to Christine H. for the idea!)