Picnic Day

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?  DSCF9482

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.


Loving these Jerywil plates that came with the picnic basket- also from the 1940s





My sister and my hubby




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.



This tree was growing out of the side of a rock!



I loved this tree hanging off the side of the bluff.  It looked like the roots were hanging on for dear life.



The hubs and his truck

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? 



About Gail

I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend, veterinarian, and wanna be writer. I love nature and animals of all kinds, music, cooking, and spending time with my family.
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10 Responses to Picnic Day

  1. Relax... says:

    Aw, lovely photos, all (you’ve gone blond!!), and lovely memories. I LOVE to picnic, but it’s too often been only me and husband in these latter years, which is nice but not filled with laughter or discovery. We have a favorite spot in a park beside a river that quickly leads to the ocean, because it offers shade AND bathrooms (one of us drinks a LOT of coffee getting ready for a picnic) and cuts the sea-wind a bit. Lakes are wondrous, too, but usually ours are packed solid on the weekends (our good weather season is short).

    • Gail says:

      Thanks for the comment… your picnic spot sounds wonderful. Our lakes and state parks are crowded on weekends too. I know one Memorial Day we couldn’t find an open picnic area anywhere in the closest state park. (In our younger days, we’d plop a blanket on the ground but we’re getting too old for that now). Sometimes, even finding a parking spot is hard on weekends. Kids everywhere on the weekends too. There were a few other families in the picnic area yesterday and there were three dogs who were having the time of their lives swimming in the lake and playing on the edge of the water. I should have photographed them! There are few days when it is comfortable enough in the summer to have a picnic here. It’s usually just too blazing hot with sweltering humidity.

      Oh, I’m afraid I’ve been blonde for years and just recently went a little blonder. My hairdresser of many years developed early onset dementia and I was so sad when she had to leave her job. I miss her so and am trying to adjust to a new hairdresser.

      • Relax... says:

        Some Springs and Summers here, we get very lucky, weather-wise. It only rained once during our (sole) vacation week at a lake cabin rental, but that’s the morning I heard and finally saw a loon. I guess I should stop complaining!! Well, I hope your new hairdresser works out; I don’t even have one, yet. I’m in dire need of one, lol.

      • Gail says:

        I did not realize you all even had the bad heat and humidity like we have here. But I don’t know much about the New England area and have never been there. Always wanted to visit there, especially in the fall. I’ve heard the leaves and colors are spectacular there!!

      • Relax... says:

        Oh my goodness, I’ll have to post some Fall foliage fotos for you! Maybe I can do that tomorrow. Yes, New England has its plusses. Like, no alligators, lol. I think our great white sharks are making up for it, tho, these past few years especially. Anyway, you’d love the Fall, here, I’m sure. A lot of out-of-state people (“leaf-peepers”) come to view it — many go up to the White Mountains area.

      • Gail says:

        Where is the White Mountains area??? And Great White Sharks? Yikes!!

      • Relax... says:

        The Whites are in New Hampshire (which contain the Presidential Range) and I believe a lot of folks head up the Kanc Highway (Kancamagus) or the Flume (Gorge). Maine, NH and Vermont down through Mass and Connecticut are awesome viewing spots, too. I found some “Best Fall Foliage Web Cams” to keep an eye on at the TripSavvy site

  2. PJ says:

    It was a beautiful and relaxing day for a picnic. Thanks for the lunch! Hope we do it again soon

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