Today was a nice day for a picnic. Hubby and I had planned a picnic for yesterday with my sister and her husband, but all day long the sky kept darkening, the wind would kick up and the humidity was making it feel like it was 712 degrees outside, so we decided we would go today instead. The humidity had dropped to a nice 42%.
I dug out my mother’s old Wov-N-Wood picnic basket from the 1940s. Don’t you love it?
I have happy memories of this picnic basket. Hubby and I used to take it on picnics when we dated back in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Happy times.
Nugget wanted to come on the picnic.
But we left him at home. Maybe next time, Nugget.
We picked up my sister (her hubby had to work today and couldn’t come along). We went to a local state park and stopped at an area known as the Picnic Bluffs. There’s a whole row of picnic tables in the woods next to a trail by the lake. It was perfect.
I packed stuff to make ham and turkey sub sandwiches, chips, veggies and dip, strawberries, blueberries and pound cake.
As we sat down to eat, we had a cute little visitor. This baby squirrel loved the strawberry I “dropped” under the tree.
After he filled his little belly up with the strawberry, he climbed up in a tree right beside the picnic table and took a nice long nap. What a cutie!
After the picnic, we took a stroll by the bluffs on the lake. There were a few people out boating and fishing, but overall, it was quiet.
It was a good day for a picnic. Hubby said it was a fun and relaxing day. We plan to do more summer picnics.
What about you? Do you like to picnic? Where’s your favorite picnic spot?