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The Puget Sound Chapter of Free Republic
Sunnyside Park, Steilacoom, WA
Free Republic's own Libertina, chair of the Puget
Sound Chapter, called a chapter picnic on Saturday, September 20th, in beautiful
Sunnyside Park in Steilacoom, WA, right on Puget Sound. The location
she chose was beautiful and spectacular, and as fortunate would have it the
rain of the several days preceding (this is the Pacific
Northwet, after all!) was nowhere in evidence. Nevertheless, she had reserved
a shelter in the park sufficient for the anticipated turnout, within easy
walking distance and close to the beach.
There would be no question to anyone's mind, approaching the shelter,
that they were in the, um, right place!
This having been billed as a family event, families were there, of course.
Some of the older children played in the waters of Puget Sound.
The barbeque (BBQ) was started and maintained by Chad Fairbanks and
Drango, and saw use over several hours. We didn't seem to have any
vegetarians here (not that it would have mattered to anyone).
As much as anything this was an opportunity for the Puget Sound members
of Free Republic to meet, sometimes for the first time, and chat.
Among the various distractions throughout the picnic, three deer were
spotted inland across a train track and a road. A number of the group
went to observe these deer living deep within a suburban area.
When lunch was done, Libertina called a meeting for the chapter, at
least those present, and many issues were discussed and plans laid for the
A great big thank you from Eala (your photographer) to Libertina, Publius,
LibreOuMort, GarandGirl, Holyscroller, Mr. Holyscroller, Goodnesswins, Mr.
Goodnesswins, Chad Fairbanks, BillTheDrill, Redwood71, M0sby, GretchenEE
& "lurker" and DJF for turning out for this event. And especially
to Libertina for all your hard work in organizing this opportunity to meet
other local FReepers!