We eat dinner with my parents and siblings every Tuesday night. So as soon as I saw the contest I thought perfect; my family has been listening to me drone on about Primal and Mark’s Daily Apple for 8-9 months, so it’s a perfect opportunity to show them what it’s all about.
We are two active Primal families, who are lucky enough to live in Green Mountain Falls, a great small town in the Colorado mountains. We love where we live. We can hike the trails from our backyards. It has been an interesting summer for us all. Both of our Dads are volunteer firefighters and they put the Primal lifestyle and CrossFit to the test, helping protect our town from the Waldo Canyon Fire. The fire line came within less than a mile from our homes, and a month later, flooding in the area from the burn scar destroyed our school playground. Happily, we are all safe and continue to enjoy our mountain playground!
We started out by picking up some produce from the local markets. Finding some delicious local and grass fed meat, fresh organic vegetables and local free range eggs. Then we headed to the shops to pick up the rest of the ingredients. Including my favourites, 85% Black & Green’s organic chocolate, macadamias, bacon and butter. After packing up the car we set off on a 3 hour drive leaving Perth and heading down the west coast to Yallingup where we stayed for a Primal weekend of bliss.
I first encountered grok as a verb so I was really surprised to meet Grok on my first trip to MDA! In case you don’t know, grokking is a concept created by Robert Heinlein in Stranger In a Strange Land that means to understand so thoroughly that it becomes part of you and you become part of it. The more I thought about it, the more I realized I grok Grok! I share the same reality with all of the Primal folks that share my reality. That sense of belonging to something special and perpetuating it fit right in with the Primal picnic challenge. I’m fortunate enough to have friends that are always willing to lend a hand, so when I told them I needed help to win a cow, they stepped right up to the plate.
My family is in that stage of life where our schedule is not our own. With involved children and 2 full time jobs, there is very little time for unstructured activities. Like other families in this stage, when we do have free time we are cleaning, grocery shopping or running errands.
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