Long ago, when the province of AMA was being established in the land of Paraguay, it was deemed by the High Council (known in the common vernacular as the Board) that for every 3 months of service, a day of relaxation be given without infringing on the personal days off of the denziens of that province. This day was seen as a help in trying to keep and maintain morale. It is also seen as a day of releasing the stress of the past 3 months. Now, the Paraguayan Pilgrim will admit that the stress levels in the past 3 months have been low. But he will contend that this day can also be used to ward against future stress as well. Heretofore was this day planned. “For”, he doth ask, “do we not have visitors coming whose stay shall span the majority of the month of July? And do we not have person(s) coming who have interest in residing in this fair land for the next 2 years?” The common consensus is, therefore, that this is the proverbial calm before the storm.
Twas in this state of mind that we sallied forth on the morning of the 28th, in the month of June of the year MMX. Our destination was the province of San Bernardino. This is situated near a large body of water, the name of which doth escape the memory of the writer. Ordinarily, this lake would have been the main attraction but for the fact that the day remained clouded over and a stiff breeze blew for most of the day. This did discourage the Homo Sapiens with designs of becoming amphibious. Indeed, most activities were centered around the creation and retention of heat. For this purpose, we enjoyed close proximity the flames after they had served their primary purpose of roasting flesh. In conjunction with this, we engaged in the sport of volleyball. Of course, other sundry activities were accomplished as well.
Making a retreat for our beloved home province, we returned, having accomplished the goals outlined when this type of day was first conceived. Simply this, the expenditure of a day in other parts outside our home province, where nothing is done but only that which we want to do.