This weekend was beautiful so Joe and I decided to take advantage of that and have a picnic in the park. It was the best idea ever.
Actually, it was 100% his idea… so I sort of married a genius.
On Friday afternoon, we brainstormed what we would like to have at our picnic. We decided out menu should include sandwiches (mine was hummus, lettuce, tomato, and avocado while Joe had a Cuban sandwich), triscuits, black bean hummus, and strawberries. For beverages, we brought along lemonade and water.
Everything was picked up on Friday night while Saturday morning was spent preparing everything. Nothing was a major time commitment so it was all easy peasy. In fact, all of the food – and the blanket! – fit in two reusable shopping bags. I am now on the hunt for a picnic basket because I’d like to picnic every weekend.
Aside from it being sunny and wonderful on Saturday – seriously, not a cloud in the sky! – it was still cool enough that there were no bugs anywhere. Basically, it was my favorite type of weather. Is there a place where it’s in the upper 60′s – mid 70′s, sunny, and no bugs? If there is, I want to live there.
After scouting out the perfect place, Joe and I settled in. We wore sneakers for the walk to the park but took our shoes and socks off as soon as we put the blanket down. This was not shoe weather. It’s the kind of weather where you let your toes feel the grass…
…Or the weather where you paint your nails outside (that’s how I roll).
In years past, because of my allergies, I sometimes forget how awesome Spring can be. This year, thanks to what felt like an endless Winter, I’m completely on board with Spring – even if I have to take a Zyrtec and use an inhaler every day.
Totally worth it.
If I could have, I would have frozen time in that moment because it was so relaxing. With Joe taking classes and my crazy commute, we haven’t had a lot of time together. The picnic was the perfect remedy for that and we spent a good three hours outside soaking up the sun. Joe even got a little red!
I also like to think that the park was sad to see us go as we clearly left our mark…
What did you do this weekend? Was it nice by you? If it was, did you take advantage of the nice weather? Any fellow picnic-lovers out there?