Related: 40x40 List
Dates completed: September 3 - 7, 2015
While on our Black Hills/Badlands vacation, my family and I enjoyed several picnics. By making our own breakfasts and lunches and eating outside, we had more time to enjoy all of the sights and attractions on our long list. We weren't always trying to figure out where to eat, how to get there and then once there waiting for a table, for our food, and for the check. Things I try to avoid: making group decisions and waiting. We also saved a lot of money and calories by not eating all of our meals in restaurants.
Our picnic supplies were not elaborate - we grabbed a cooler and some reusable totes and filled them up with some of our favorite foods including a few guilty pleasures from my childhood (mmm Pringles). Our set-up was also quick and easy - we found a table in a scenic spot and just dug in. I enjoyed every one of our picnics even if they didn't look like this or this or this.
Since we're heading into my favorite time of year, I'm hoping to squeeze in a couple more picnics before winter.
The Nivens Family