My Very Own Picnic Day

Today I woke up feeling like having a picnic. I was determined to bake edible sweet potato fries to eat while out at the park. Luckily this time, my fries came out “not-burnt” and I stuffed them in an old whipped cream container for transport. I soon loaded up my bike, Bessie, with water, the fries, a book, sunglasses, and, of course, an orange picnic blanket! As I rode Bessie through the park looking for the perfect location, I could feel the heat floating up from the park’s asphalt walking paths-it was a very warm day! I soon settled on a nice spot under the shade of some beautiful trees and laid my blanket out next to a bench.

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As I got settled, I cracked open the book I brought, Travels with Casey: My Journey Through Our Dog-Crazy Country by Benoit Denzet-Lewis and began to read.

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No sooner had I sat down that I noticed some familiar plants nearby. I recognized them as strawberry plants and oh, how cute the baby strawberries looked!

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These plants reminded me of the garden my family once had back home in Bakersfield. When we first planted our garden, I wasn’t sure anything would grow, but our strawberry and tomato plants were the first to bloom and produce fruit! These plants were a perfect reminder of home.

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For the next hour or so I laid back and read.  It was a great read and made for a relaxing time outdoors.

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Have you taken any time off to have a picnic? If so, comment below!

Hope ya have a good one!

-Paige

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