How to have a picnic

1. Find a spot with a view and an excellent sun/shade ratio
2. Take a good friend that is hilarious and wonderful to be with
3. Bring a lot of scrumptious food (ie. Apple + Blueberry pie, gingerbread, chocolate cupcakes, tiny tiny sandwiches, fruit, olives, vegetables and dips, rice crackers)
4. Embrace the weather whatever it is
5. Remember to wear boots that you can sneakily use to pin down your rug when the winds pick up (and boy did they for us; many looked on sheer surprise and horror that we could maintain a picnic for so long, with such wind)
6. Keep an open mind for what you might find on your picnic; loud school children, bats, trees with spikes, and uninhabited tents
7. Hug at least one tree/bat/unassuming city folk
8. Try not to get lost in the succulent garden on your way out
9. Agree to do it again (real soon)