For over 30 years my cousins and my family have gone to Allegheny State Park on Columbus Day for a picnic. We always went, rain or shine, or even sometimes snow! We would bring tons of food and kids friends. We built a huge fire in a pavilion fireplace to keep us and the food warm but it also dried clothes that some how got wet in the creek.
A lot of my cousin's kids moved away but my kids kept coming as adults.
A few years ago we decided to stay for the weekend, something we had talked about for years.
The first year we rented 1 cabin for 5 adults, a baby and a rottweiler. The next year we got 2 cabins!
Because of the cold and the girls we now get cabins with electricity. We are leaving on Friday.
We always walk the creek on Columbus Day and have our picnic at the same pavilion.
We look forward to this weekend all year. So many of our family traditions have had to end but we intend to keep this one going for ever!
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