Thursday, July 24, 2008
I love picnics....and I think one of the reasons I love them is they bring back such wonderful memories from my childhood.
We had picnics all of the time but at the time, didn't really know the reason for them except to have fun! Like I do remember mom would pack us a picnic lunch and we would spread a blanket under the big tree and eat our lunch. Part of the excitement was seeing what mom had packed for us and I guess the other part was just eating outside. Now that I look back, I know why she did this.......she was trying to clean the kitchen floor or house or something and wanted all of us kids outside!!
But she also packed picnic's when we went on road trips. Back then there were roadside pull overs everywhere with picnic tables. And again, most of the excitement came from seeing what mom had packed for us. And now that I look back, I know why they did this........they couldn't afford to take all of us kids into a restaurant while traveling on the road!!
But whatever the reason, we loved them!
Sunday we went to Scottsville to float the upper James River. I packed a big ole picnic lunch and a cooler full of drinks. After our 3 hour float, we spread the blanket out on the grass under the shade of a big tree and the kids proceeded to pull out all of the goodies I had packed. They loved everything......and little did they know that I packed a picnic lunch so that I wouldn't have to foot the lunch bill for 8 of us!!