The best thing about this picnic a week ago, was seeing our great nephews and catching up with their parents. The most interesting part of our picnic was observing other picnics in this park, just miles from the headquarters of Apple Inc. In one direction, we watched a family gathering with colorful saris and cricket bats. The patriarch of the group was grilling kabobs nearby. Another gathering had little girls in colorful party dresses, a table of wrapped gifts, a pinata and balloons. The playgrounds were filled with children and parents of all colors!
High Above Lake Tahoe
Yesterday Don and I had a pretty special picnic. We drove up to a trail that gave us a wonderful view of Lake Tahoe, without miles of strenuous hiking. It was still tough. I finished my last chemo less than 3 weeks ago, so I had to take it slow. We had ham and turkey sandwiches, chips and lots of water for hydrating. The fresh, cool air smelled of pine and the view couldn't have been more spectacular. Too bad you can't see the lake in this photo, but we were staring right down at it!
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!