One of the first signs of spring is the clock moving an hour ahead for daylight saving time. This has been a harsh winter so any sign of spring coming is welcomed by most residents. For travelers new to Griddle Creek, the town does observe daylight saving time, please adjust your watches so you are on time for all of your scheduled activities. Do not rely on the clocks around town as some establishments, like the Sunnyside Diner, may be slow to adjust their clocks.
Inside tip: Make sure to adjust the time on all of your clocks and watches in the right direction.
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Things are normal around town. The residents are out and about enjoying their day. Fluffy visits the local book store in search of some new reading material. It is good timing on his part because the book store is having a sale. A poster in the window catches his eye but unfortunately, this title is not available yet. The clerk at the register advises Fluffy the selection, Griddle Creek: Sugar Rush, will not be available until the 15th. Fluffy thanks the clerk and leaves the store, only to return 20 minutes later.
What to do: Fluffy returns to the book store with a tent and sleeping bag. He promptly begins to set up a base camp outside of the store. Fluffy plans to camp out so he is first in line on the 15th.
Where to do it: On the sidewalk, outside of the book store, in everybody’s way.
Insider Tip: When Fluffy makes his mind up to do something there is no talking him out of it. He has an amazing amount of willpower.
It is Labor Day weekend. If you are in Griddle Creek, come out and experience some of the local community events taking place around town.
What to do: A popular annual event is the Labor Day Cookout. The residents come together to enjoy some of the best food, drinks, and music around. The event is free to the public to attend. Don’t feel like packing a picnic basket? No worries, there is no shortage of food and beverage vendors. Walk the park trails, meet new friends, or just relax under a tree. The Labor Day Cookout is the place to be.
Where to do it: The Labor Day Cookout is held at the beautiful Fryer Park. There are other events taking place but this one is by far the most popular. It is easy to find but if you get lost just follow the crowd because that is most likely where they are headed. For the more active visitors, there is room to throw the Frisbee around, play volleyball, or spark up a game of touch football. It is a day filled with food and family fun.
Insider Tip: All the locals know the best barbeque comes out of Christie’s smoker. Christie does not mind sharing but whatever you do, do not touch her smoker. You’ll need to butter her up first. To get in her good graces I suggest you ask her about her wood chips or compliment her on her smoker, she likes that.
For those that enjoy exercising in the crisp air Griddle Creek is the place to be. You will feel a world away with the mountains as your backdrop. There are also a lot of community events taking place around town.
What to do: It is a perfect day to head out to Funfetti Field and toss around the football. You do not need to put on helmets, cleats, or shoulder pads to have some fun. Grab your play clothes and head out onto the field.
Where to do it: Funfetti Field is a popular spot for residents of Griddle Creek, especially during this time of year. Start your own game or just watch several of the games already going on. Sonny starts doing jumping jacks to warm up on the 30-yard line. Fluffy starts doing body stretches. Christie looks at them both while giving them the hardest eye roll. It is not a professional game, all of this just to throw the ball around? None of this is going to make them play any better either. They play on the field for fun but those two are dedicated to their full warm up routines like they were professional players in a playoff game. Christie plays quarterback because she has the best arm. Sonny and Fluffy take turns playing wide receiver and cornerback. After several dropped passes, Sonny is determined to catch the next one. The pass is up, a perfect spiral, and it is right on target. Sonny aka butterfingers is determined to make the catch this time. Wait, oh no, it is intercepted!
Insider Tip: If you display any kind of athletic prowess on Funfetti Field, Sonny may ask you to join his flag football team. We suggest you politely decline, he is a sore loser. The grass is green, the air is crisp, and you will have a great time whether you play on his team or against it.
It’s here, my very first blog post. I’m new to blogging but I hope to catch on quickly. I’m discovering that there are so many great blogs already out there and I’m sure many more that have yet to be created. I am happy to be a part of the community. I started this blog as an outlet to have some fun through comics and humor. I plan to use this blog primarily to post and discuss content related to the Griddle Creek book series. Thanks so much for visiting.