30 - Autumn Picnic in St.Louis
Fast Food and Fall Colors
Fast Food is a pretty lame excuse for a picnic, but I say it counts on my list, if you've got some nice fall colors...and the fast food is Steak-N-Shake!...and you're with your Mom and sister!
This spontaneous burger and milk shake feast was in November of 2003. Jenni, Mom and I were spending a few days celebrating Mom's 75th birthday as well as helping Mom with a number of chores that had piled up at Mom's house. But Mom taught Jenni and me well. We have always been good at taking on big tasks when we are able to do it as a team, with a little humor and a few proper rewards along the way! Having a picnic of our favorite junk food, on a crisp fall day was a perfect reward to keep us going!
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!