Relaxed Picnic in the Park

By Blaine Stoddard

NCTA picnickers enjoyed getting together for a Saturday afternoon barbeque in Lindley Meadow,Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, on July 19th. Despite concerns about summer fog, we enjoyed clear skies and warm temperatures. Members shared a variety of dishes and refreshments. The grill sizzled with steak, Vietnamese and Hawaiian marinated chicken, gourmet sausage and pork loin. International side dishes included homemade quiche, Korean sushi, and lentil salad, among others, as well as numerous desserts. Beer and wine, including a rare popular “Tempranillo” from Argentina, complimented the global delicacies.

This event drew approximately 30 members from as far south as Monterey, as far east as Orinda and as far north as Petaluma. Translators with friends, families and significant others enjoyed an afternoon of relaxation and greenery.