Several years in a row when ask what I wanted to do for either Mother's Day or my Birthday I've said, go on a Picnic. Finally, we went on a picnic and it was just as nice as I'd hoped. The weather cooperated and was sunny.
We were in Balboa Park, a very large city park right next to downtown. Now this family has a history of weird run-ins with nature; not the normal ants but somewhat unusual visitors. There was the breakfast cookout where we were swarmed with bees - no one got stung but who knew bees like the smell of bacon. We had bees again another time for lunch - different place and no bacon this time. Then there was the time in the mountains there were so many lady bugs we had to eat in the car or they would have been all over the food.
This current picnic was no different; this time it was squirrels. We set up chairs and a sunshade with no squirrels present but the minute we set the cooler on the table they were coming out of the trees. These were brave city squirrels, we couldn't fake them out just by moving toward them. We had to keep getting up and shooing them off. Very brave critters.
The Photographer kept himself busy with his camera...
Only thing that would have made the day any better would have been if #1 daughter had been there but she was on a flight home from Japan. It was fun to read her blog while she was gone and see what she was doing day to day. It was a 20 hour flight home! She got back that evening in time to call and wish me a Happy Mother's Day.