…I was interrupted [from exploring the waterfall and surrounding woods] by a call from the General… I found the General & suite seated under a large spreading oak–within view of the spray [from the waterfall] diversified by a beautiful rainbow. A fine cool spring bubled out most charmingly from the bottom of the oak. The traveling canteens were immediately emptied, and a sudden repast spread before us consisting of cold ham–tongue–and excellent biscuit. With the assistance of a little spirit we composed some grog–over which we chatted away a very cheerful hour, and then took leave of the friendly oak–its refreshing spring–and the meek falls of Pasaic.
The Journal of a March, a Battle, and a Waterfall, Diary of the Year 1778 by James McHenry on June 30th, 1778
Family picnics on hikes with Washingdad