Do you go on lots of picnics?

@gemini_rose (16194)
September 28, 2008 5:48am CST
I was thinking of something today and for some reason my mind strayed onto picnics. I don't know why, but I suddenly realised that I have never been on a picnic, ever. If we go out for the day with the kids, it is usually a treat so we always have a meal out somewhere instead. Do you go on regular picnics? Where is your favourite place for a picnic and what sorts of food do you take in your picnic box/hamper thing?
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@Munchkin547 (2778)
28 Sep 08
Have you really never been on a picnic?! I don't go on a lot of them but in the summer me and my friends occasionally take a picnic to the beach and spend the day there playing games in the sand and just generally relaxing, it's always a really good day, i love the beach as being by the sea with all the fresh air and the enormity of the ocean helps me to clear my mind! We usually just take some sandwiches, crisps and something sweet for a treat, nothing too exotic!!! xxx
@gemini_rose (16194)
30 Sep 08
Actually yes I have but I forgot about it until someones response reminded me. I went once as a child and ate lunchmeat sandwiches, which is probably why I could not remember!
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30 Sep 08
hmm yeah i can imagine that luncheon meat isn't that memorable! hehe xxx
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
28 Sep 08
I'm like you. We usually eat out when we are out as a family. Once or twice we have packed a lunch, although I wouldn't consider it a picnic. A picnic would be with the blanket and all that. Although if grilling counts as a picnic, we've done that quite a few times. There are some parks that offer charcoal grills, and you bring all the fixings and grill up some food. Just a few weeks ago we grilled burgers and hot dogs with some of the guys hubby works with. We called it a picnic. Of course when ya say the word picnic you're thinking sandwiches in a basket, so the grilling didn't pop into mind right away, lol.
@gemini_rose (16194)
28 Sep 08
I was looking more at the basket of food picnic, I would call what you said a barbecue, and that is something else I have not had many of just lately either! I think when we go out for the day because we do not do it often it is just nice to go and have a meal somewhere nice and be waited on!
• United States
28 Sep 08
Although we go out almost weekly, we're really just too overwhelmed to plan a whole picnic. With trying to get all the kids organized and out the door... it's really too much hassle to plan a picnic. Although, over the summer we did go to an amusement park, and packed a lunch to bring in order to save the bit of money we had to spend. No blanket or any of that, we just ate it in the parking lot, lol. But I guess that counts.
@marina321 (4561)
29 Sep 08
Seaside - Beautiful Seaside
I'd love to do more picnics but the moody weather is not the best most times.. We make most of the good summer days and go for a picnic at the weekend if the weather is nice:-D I make sandwiches at home, carry some crisps, yogurt, water, a drink, mat to sit on and my digital camera to capture the moments We do go on regular picnics most of the time like to the parks with my little gal or to the playgrounds. Occasionally we do something special, like last weekend, we were at the sea-side and that's been one of the best picnics so far
@gemini_rose (16194)
30 Sep 08
Yeah the weather is a bit of a party pooper when it comes to doing stuff outside. I love the seaside, but we have never taken a picnic with us on a day out, we usually just go in a cafe or something.
• Australia
28 Sep 08
Well no I have never been on a picnic myself ,ever do people still do the picnic thing with games or reading or sleeping or talking I say lets go on a picnic ,I 'll bring bread and cheese what does one take on a picnic . I think people tend to go to macdonalds with the family more now a days its the modern way to go .cheers
@gemini_rose (16194)
28 Sep 08
I have not got a clue what to take on a picnic!
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
21 Mar 09
Oh, but a picnic is so much more fun, especially for the kids, along side a lake or in a park. I have taken my kids on a lot of picnic when they were young. We used to live about a ten minute walk to a big park in Winnipeg. So we usually took a ride, since we had too much to carry, and took a picnic basket with us and sit by the river on a blanket and eat our dinner. We usually had dinner, or what some people call supper, at the park, when we did this, because then we had more time than if we were just having lunch, unless it was on the weekend. I would make something like fried chicken and potatoe salad. Or just sandwiches sometimes and potatoe chips. Sometimes we would go to KFC or even McDonalds to pick the food up, if I didn't have time to make something at home first, and still sit out on] a blanket and eat.
16 Oct 08
I cant remember the last picnic I went on if I ever went on one. Could be way back in my childhood days when we lived in Cornwall. I like sitting down eating and watching the world go by. I think they are relaxing and a great family time together.
@MsTickle (24993)
• Australia
11 Oct 08
I love picnics. My ex and I used to often go and we would take the makings of a simple bbq with salad with us. We always had something like that in the fridge...even if it was only sausages. In the state we lived nearly all the parks had bbq facilities. Sometimes we would fish or we would do a bit of a bush walk. There was a huge park next to a dam near where we lived. We would sometimes go there for breakfast and just read the daily paper and enjoy the serenity. We liked to go to the beach as well or somewhere near the water. We would buy fish and chips and eat out of the paper and take our dog into the water to swim. We had some lovely times....very simple but really nice.
• China
29 Sep 08
I have never go on picnic,but i think it'll be funny
• Philippines
29 Sep 08
Good day... I have been to a few picnics in my life. With friends and families. It was refreshing and relaxing, perfect for bonding moments. Lately with work and career it seldom happens and had really missed it.
@jfxrsch (1041)
• China
29 Sep 08
I don't like picnics. I'm a food lover. I eat with great satisfaction on the table, or I don't eat at all. When I go out, on the mountains or somewhere else where there's no decent food, I just drink some water and waiting to go back to downtown for a big dinner.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
28 Sep 08
when I was young I used to go once a year on a picnic, the reason being I had no transportation so my son and I went once a year with this organization that we belonged to.
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
28 Sep 08
[i]Hi gemini, That is my regular activity when I was single! But, now, not anymore..LOL! Hubby and I will just eat out, sometimes with friends, in laws or just the two of us! We always plan about going picnic with friends or just the two of us but we always end up going to the restaurant! LOL![/i]
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
28 Sep 08
yes we had a lake across the street from our house so we use to take the girls over there for a picnic once an awhile an let them go crazy at the park that was a the lake
28 Sep 08
Picnics are ok but they are getting to be a thing of the past im sure,many people who go out for the day will now just stop at the end of the day and have something to eat at a restaurant,or they will get a takeaway,this seems to be the preffered way now,but I like a picnic here,I like the sandwiches,with the sand in lol if you go to the beach,and the bags of crisps and the squashed bits of cake lol I have even tried to take individual desserts with me sometimes,but not too clever on a hot day.
@AmbiePam (50090)
• United States
28 Sep 08
The only times I ever went on picnics were the last day of school from fourth grade to 8th grade. On the last day of school our class would load up on a school bus and drive out to a park and all day we would play, run around and have a picnic with things everyone brought. After 8th grade my mom just let me stay home. I thought why not just let me skip that last day since we never did anything? At that age running around on the playground wasn't fun for me.
• United States
28 Sep 08
I wish, I miss my days of picnics. Where I am right now, there are not many places for a nice one
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
28 Sep 08
I have not been on a picnic in ages. I just do not have the time or energy since my husband and I both are working seven days a week right now. We stay worn out.