After only a couple of hours, the plates and drinks were ready to be set out.
Then the rice was ready to be served up.
Large plates of every different entree were placed within reach of every person at the picnic.
And every person received salad, soup, naan, and a drink.
And to be sure, dancing was still going on while the "table" was being set.
There were fresh veggies, beef, chicken, rice, dolma (minty/dill rice wrapped in grape leaves, onion skins, bell peppers, or potatoes), potato/tomato soup, and salad. It was a delicious meal!
After it was all over, the table was rolled up and thrown away.
I thought it would be weird taking pictures the whole time, but so many people had camera phones and selfie sticks, that I wasn't out of place at all. They love to record everything, so I just joined in.
Our dishes (yes, they brought real dishes to the picnic) were washed in the river.
|Prayer rugs were also brought and used.|
And as you can see, one of the girls and two of my kids have changed into more comfortable clothing. However, the hostess for the day (not pictured here), changed from a blue to a red dress after lunch so she could have a different "look."
Even Doug jumped in a time or two (so did the bat kite). And Karis is doing the obligatory twirling of the material on the end of the line.
And the dancing continued.