Family trip to the Canadian beach Family photo. Aristea Vallianos' photo archive. Source: Immigrec
Picnic A newlywed couple at a picnic. Papoutsis Photo Archive Source: Immigrec
“Swimming in the lakes”
Man refers to lake trips and their encounters with other immigrants.
X.Ν.: The… the, the biggest impression during the first years made upon us was when I was taking my children and going swimming in the lakes where… the people there, you know, we were going and having barbeques and that… and we were eating and singing and putting on the radios and we were bringing the cars close and the … the radios. Nowadays of course they don’t go. Very rarely. But in the first years, we were taking the children and going to Cape […], whatever it’s called… RES.: Yes. X.Ν.: … to Wildwood in America, you know. Here in the lakes. There yes… there I truly felt that I was like I was in our villages. RES.: Ah, yes. X.Ν.: Understand? And the… and the associations along which we were going on trips and grilling lambs and whatever. You know. RES.: Yes. Yes. X.Ν.: You’d see foreigners coming around, saying “What are these people doing huh?”. And they were watching the lambs go around.