Monday, October 16, 2006
On the last night the kids were in Tera, we went to Picnic Rock. It's not your typical place for a picnic...you know, green grass, trees, a lake, maybe a little playground, picnic tables, and a place to grill your meat. Nope! It's unique....no shade, dry, prickly grass, rocks, rocks, rocks. But it's got a hill you can climb and from the top of the hill you can see for miles. On top of that hill, in addition to piles of rocks, is a cement pillar. It's a mystery in and of itself, but we like to use it as a pedestal on which to make all sorts of poses. Picnic Rock is quiet and peaceful and we always go home feeling refreshed, like we've been able to leave the hustle and bustle of the crowded town for just a little while. It's no wonder Jesus liked to go up on the mountain to pray and to get away from the crowds for awhile.