#92 Capital Reef National Park in Utah
Blue Sky, Red Rock and Lots of Green!
Our road-trip picnic food was pretty dull, but the fruit dessert was fabulous. Between our table and the red rock wall was an orchard of apple trees. The park maintains a couple thousand or more, fruit trees that were once part of a family farm.
We didn't wander far enough to find the pear, plum, apricot, peach or cherry trees. But the apples were ripe and a big red "U-PICK" sign gave us instructions!
1- Wooden box contains bags, 2- Pick fruit, 3- Weigh fruit, 4- Put money in metal box.
There was a scale and a handy picking tool resting nearby. We were invited to take fruit home for a dollar a pound... or eat in the park, for free!
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!