Hiyah lovelies! Sorry it has been a while. Spring break is finally here, which means that I’ll have time to catch up on blogging and even get ahead a bit so that I can be a more consistent blogger throug the rest of the year.
What to do you know. Spring does come to Wales! I heard so many horrible stories about the never-ending Winter and drizzle here, but I am determined not to believe those dastardly reports. The last couple weeks have been marked by increased levels of sunshine and daffodils popping up everywhere. I am certain that means that spring is on its way, not matter what my more knowledgeable friends claim.
You know what all this nice weather has me thinking of? PICNICS. Remember when I wrote about that awkward moment when my friend and I figured it would be a grand idea to have a picnic in a graveyard? And that wasn’t even the weirdest picnic I have had. That award would probably have to go to the time we decided to spread our blankets in the middle of a Wal-Mart parking lot. Yeah, we are cool. I guess I do consider myself to be a bit of a queen when it comes to unique picnic ideas. Here is a list of fantastical picnic ideas I cannot wait to try:
Picnic in a Boat
I just imagine renting a fishing boat or canoe and then paddling out to the middle of a quiet lake and opening up my red checkered picnic basket ala Anne of Green Gables. Then, of course, my friends and I would have so much fun giggling over our sandwiches that we’d end up toppling the boat over and having to swim home ; )
Picnic on a Mountain Hike
Often when I’m hiking in the mountains I come to a gorgeous spot along the trail and just wish I had a bit of food to sit down and enjoy there. Is there any better way to savor the environment than with a basket of food? I am determined to bring a backpack on my next hike.
Picnic under the Aurora Borealis
One of my bucket list items is to see the Aurora Borealis. Imagine curling up under loads of thick fuzzy blankets with some sweet friends and singing songs and sipping hot chocolate until the lights show themselves.
Picnic in the Winter
While we are on the subject of hot chocolate, can I just mention that picnics are ot limited to spring and summer? I mean look how utterly adorable these winter picnic inspiration photos are.
Picnic on a Rooftop
Okay guys, this is a basic one on my bucket list. Imagine letting your legs dangle off a rooftop as you sit on the top of the world and enjoy some good snacks in good company.
Picnic in the Back of a Pick-Up Truck
I’ve been obsessed with this idea ever since I saw this picture on Pinterest:
Fill the car with all matter of comfy things (plus some good snacks), then drive out to the middle of nowhere in the middle of the night so you have a perfect view of the stars.
Romantic Indoor Picnic
Imagine a crazy hectic moving day or dreary rainy day brightened by an impromptu indoor picnic complete with gingham napkins and wine.
Picnic on the Beach with the Sunset
Bonfire. Marshmallows. Waves crashing. Yes, give it to me. My sister and I ate teriyaki chicken bowls by the ocean once. It was incredible. I wouldn’t mind a round two of that one.
Picnic by a Deserted Lake
Have you noticed I am a bit obsessed with deserted locations?
Picnic in the Middle of Nowhere
You know if you get off the main highway and just drive through rural areas, at least where I am from in North Carolina, you are bound to run into adorable little towns, forgotten railroad tracks, a historic bridge or just a really nice old tree in the middle of nowhere. These types of unplanned adventures sound so delicious to me. And, if you fail to find a nice spot to settle, at least you have good food to make up for it.
And there you have it, my dream list of picnics for this coming year. Someday I’d like to team up with a photographer and make a coffee table book of unique and awesome picnic ideas. I want all the ideas I can get. So come on, please help me out here!