April 2011 in Texas
In this photo I'm relaxing with my husband and dad, while my sister snaps the photo. We had just finished an hour hike and rewarded ourselves with some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. You can't see the rock dome we hiked around.
It's a well-known Texas image that never photographs well in guide books, but makes you gasp to see it in real life. A Enchanted Rock hike is really no reason to be rewarding ourselves so proudly, but we were rather giddy with relief as I recall. My dad had taken a shortcut back at one point. The 3 of us spent the next 45 minutes fretting over whether he would find his way back. There were no shortcuts for us as we raced around the base of the dome until we finally found him sitting in a chair, reading. Happy Ending.
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!