29 March 2012
One of the benefits of not working a Monday through Friday nine to five schedule is that you can sneak away midweek for a picnic with a friend. It was actually a 30 hour getaway to a spot in Wisconsin that is half way between my apartment and my friend Emily's in Milwaukee. After we both drove a few hours to get there, we were eager to break out the picnic basket. waOn the menu: goat cheese, crackers, tomato jam, fruit salad, a roasted carrot and avocado salad, spiced walnuts, and chocolate souffle cupcakes.
Our picnic site was in a state park, near a lake. It was the company not the setting, that made the picnic perfect. We were mostly oblivious to the intense winds and clouds that kept us from the sun's warmth as we brought each other up to date on our lives. The picnic fueled a few hours of walking along the lake shore and through the forest as the sun came out and we took off jackets and sweatshirts.
A good friend, good food, and a lots of time to wander are just the right ingredients for my perfect picnic. I'm so glad I've had a chance to do some picnicking and adventuring already this spring. What would make your picnic perfect?