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Monday, May 2, 2011

The story of an afternoon picnic

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Note to self: Self, never underestimate the adventurousness of an afternoon picnic.



So yesterday, we decided to pack a picnic an head over to a beautiful local park to enjoy it. And I trusted Dusty with his internal GPS to get us to said park "the back way." Which ended up putting us on the other side of town. Granted that boy is usually quite the pro with directions, but there is something about Sundays on a less familiar side of town when all the roads have been redone and there are a gazillion roundabouts that "weren't there before".

So, we ended up by this other park. Which I have heard is a fabulous place for taking pictures. Almost renown. So I mention it to him and he says, " let's go," so we pay our entry fee and follow the signs down to the area that says "lake." Because lakes are darling spots for picnics. And apparently, they don't let you drive all the way to the lake, so we park in the parking area and start to hike down the little "nature" trail. With the 100 pound cooler carried by Dusty {who refuses to leave the cooler in the truck because we might need it}. So after about 100 yards of that, we decide to jointly carry the cooler, which we proceede to do all the way out into this broad clear telephone line path that goes on forever. And finally said path ducks into the woods, and we're thinking that we must be getting close and guess what is on the other side of that mile-long trek through the woods. The clearing. Yup, about 50 yards from where we went into the woods. {???} So at this point we decide to ditch the cooler and come back for it later after we've found the lake. Which never happened, by the way, because we gave up on the idea of toting the cooler the whole way. So we head back and grab the cooler again and begin the uphill path to the truck. And Dusty has the idea to go get the truck and somehow illegally break through the "no trucks through here" gate and come get me. And at this point I think that sounds like a jolly good idea because I'm desperate {see very non-hiking with cooler apparel above} and I think the park people would understand given the severity of the situation. {like a million minutes later} Dusty comes hiking back down the trail. On foot. No truck. Couldn't break through gate because the park people are "smarter than the average bear," according to him. Aaaand guess who carries the cooler back to the truck. The two laughing-like-crazy-delirious fools that are us at this point. And then, we pack the cooler back up and bid farewell to Mr. Alfred B. Maclay's Gardens {which I decided would be more aptly named, "Jurassic Park"} in our best Australian accents {which, by the way, Dusty kind of rocks at. How did I not know this before now???} and trucked it over to the original park where we sat on a "grassy knoll" {another Dustyism} and enjoyed our food. Because we were starving at this point, as lunch had turned into dinner. Oh, and we fed the turtle. See picture above. Quite the adventure. I love that guy. Like a bunch.

A final word of wisdom: When picnicking on uncharted ground, pack a rolly cooler.



Love,



Ramsey

24 comments:

Eclectic Flair said...

LOL, you have me cracking up here at work! That's quite an adventure! :D

Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

Hailey said...

I just love your pictures! :) This looks so fun! I love picnics! We have a park about 20 minutes away that we used to go to for family reunions. That place holds my favorite childhood memories<3 Thanks for reminding me of that haha

xoxo
-H.

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Miranda said...

Such a beautiful trail! Even if you guys didn't ever make it to the end. lol Sounds like a great time was had. :)

Lili said...

A little random, but... It's funny how your skin tones look a lot like mine and my boyfriend's in comparison... Mine looks a clear yellow while he is more muted rosy. It's only visible in comparison and I think it comes down to color types :-)

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Rissy said...

I bet you built up some big muscles during your "picnic."

Food always tastes that much better when you really have to work for it thought right?

Hiking sounds like a fun Sunday activity... minus a pretty dress... and a 100 lb cooler... and the promise of food as soon as you're done.

The duck made it all worth it right? ; )

CarissaExplainsItAll

M. said...

that close up of the two of you is my fave. you are a natural beauty, my friend.

Jo said...

LOL, great story. You have much more patience than I - I think I would have been in full meltdown mode halfway into your "adventure"! So good on ya!

P.S. You have the cutest freckles!

Traci Osborn said...

Your adventure sounds like what happens whenever the mister and I try to do someting sweet! Glad you finally made it to a park, though! Remember the bright side, you can laught at it with each other now!

Nav said...

Nice photos lady! sunday picnics are my fav too!! i love the dress print - beautiful.

xo Nav

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Mariel Torres said...

both of you have gorgeous eyes! good looking couple :)

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

haha you two are cute... and mischevious apparently! cute pictures came out of the adventure!

<3 steffy
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Amy Z. said...

HAHA! You guys have the best adventures! I'm kinda in love with your hat...and the turtle!

Gina said...

What a great day! I love, love parks, picnics, and lovely spring date days!

Gentri said...

hahahahaha! That story is hilarious! :) So sorry you had to lug around that cooler. But it made for a great story.

Alexis Kaye said...

hahahah you two are too cute. I love the story and the relationship dynamics. Ya'll should just get married! everyone is doing it...

Melissa said...

Roly coolers are the best. And now we know why.

You look absolutely adorable! I'm glad you guys can still have fun together even through frustrating situations like that!

And I'm glad you fed the turtle. Turtles are cute.

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rebecca said...

Haha. This is so cute! What a fun adventure. And these pictures are gorgeous. As are you!

rebeccawithanR

Ashlee said...

This such a cute post! It have me a laugh at the end of a very long day. Thanks. (Glad you had a fun adventure, too!)

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Fashionography. said...

Sounds like quite an adventure!

Allie said...

I love these pictures!
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Ruby Girl said...

aww... this post is too funny. i think our most romantic dates are the adventurous ones. and you did get some great photos out of it! i love your dress. what an adorable couple. noww following! <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

Emily said...

Cute, cute and double cute. Love picnics. :)
x

Carolyn said...

you two have gorgeous blue eyes!

kelseywilliams said...

haha! i can just see you two laughing. sometimes, that's all you can do in a situation like that! :)