Friday, July 29, 2011

Picnic in the park

Summer goes by way too fast, doesn't it? As more and more "Back to School" ads are popping up, I find the need to hold tighter to the remaining days of summer!

One attempt to do that resulted in a Sunday afternoon picnic at nearby French Regional Park.

The experience overall reminded me that I want to have more picnics. Picnics are a great way to get outside, experience the peace of nature, and spend time with friends and family.

Also, picnics are not that much work if you think about it. I have to prepare lunch daily, whether that be putting containers in my lunch box or cooking something at home, so preparing and packing for a picnic isn't too different.

Here's a picture of our basket and blanket, all ready to go! (Thanks again sis for this wedding gift! I think of you every time we use it!)

We got to take a trolley down to the waterfront. I'll be honest, riding on the trolley was one of the main draws for me to choose this park as our picnic spot!

There were so many people out enjoying the afternoon. It was fun to be in community with them, even though we didn't necessarily interact with them directly. Families were swimming on the beach, picnicking on the lawn, and walking and biking on the paved paths. So many beautiful people...

There just happened to be a sailboat race on the lake that day, and Zac loves sailing, so we chose a spot where we could view the lake and sat down. Here is a picture Zac took of our picnic spot with the picnic basket top in focus.

If he's got the camera in his hand, I usually ham it up a little bit!

(By the way, those sugar snap peas from the New Hope Farmer's Market were amazing!)

We had a great time, and it made want to do it again. What summer activities do you do that make you feel like you are embracing summer?

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