Cahokia Mounds, Illinois
There was only one table near the 100-foot mound and we took it. We feasted on whatever we could find in our car, spicy peanuts and oranges from Soulard Market in St. Louis, peanut butter with jam from a B&B stay... mineral water from the community fountain in Hot Springs, AR.
We ate and absorbed the peace and history around us. If we'd been picnicking here 1,000 years ago, we might have been part of the Mississippian Indian culture that grew corn and squash and hunted and fished and built these complicated mounds, sprawling over 6 square miles! Sigh.
Mom's Picnic List
In honor of my mother on the first Mother's Day since she has passed, I dedicate a new list... Mom's Picnic List!
Mom loved picnics and she raised her kids to appreciate the simple pleasures of food, family and friends in the great out of doors.
I will spend a year reflecting on as many past picnics as I can remember. But, I'll also
appreciate the here and now by creating new picnic experiences. My goal is to share at least 60 picnic memories, since that's how many years Mom was a mom!
Let the picnics begin!