October 8, 2014

An Autumn Picnic

Plaid metal lunchbox at an Autumn picnic-www.goldenboysandme.com
On a beautiful fall Saturday in the Adrondacks, Matthew (my 9 year old) and I decided to set out on a picnic.  We had picked up this green plaid metal picnic basket at a local sale.  It was a bit rusty, but the wooden handles won me over.  We brought it home, grabbed a few snacks and headed down our favorite trail.


Fall foliage picnic in the Adirondacks-www.goldenboysandme.com
This year is the prettiest fall I have seen in years.  Or maybe we just happened to be upstate on just the right days this year.  
Fall foliage in the Adirondacks-www.goldenboysandme.com
Matty brought his camera too.
Autumn picnic in the Adirondacks-www.goldenboysandme.com
Billy and Forrest came along.  Keeper came too, but she doesn't enjoy sitting still to have her picture taken like Forrest does.
Golden retriever at an Autumn picnic-www.goldenboysandme.com

Autumn picnic-www.goldenboysandme.com
This is what the trees looked like just above our heads.
Fall foliage leaf peeping in the Adirondacks 2014-www.goldenboysandme.com

Autumn picnic in the Adirondacks-www.goldenboysandme.com

Metal picnic basket with wood handles at an Autumn picnic-www.goldenboysandme.com
And I realized that the $6 we spent on an old rusty plaid picnic basket was the best money we've spent in a long time.  We should remember to take more time for picnics.

10 comments:

  1. Just beautiful........... making precious memories with family!!! Many memories come back to me every single time I look up at the storage in my Mom's garage and there sits a Large picnic basket that has packed up many a delicious "Picnic style Meal" for our family when I was growing up right on up to my own children grabbing a snack out of that old family friend!!!!!!!

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    1. What great memories you must have of your family picnics and it is so special that seeing the picnic basket reminds you! Thank you so much for sharing that. Just goes to show that it is the little things that turn out to mean the most in families. Have a great day!

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  2. What a gorgeous setting for a picnic! ALL your boys look happy and enjoying themselves. Thanks so much for sharing this amazing beauty!!!

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    1. I do believe they were all happy...for a few minutes at least ;)

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  3. So nice to spend time with the family in such a gorgeous setting!
    Shelley

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  4. Looks so beautiful. We always go up to Cold Spring, NY for Octoberfest and have dinner at the Depot. It's been really a beautiful fall in New Jersey so far. Things are starting to change more now. You have a beautiful family.

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    1. I just looked up Cold Spring because we have never been there and I was curious as to where in NY it is. Thank you for letting me know about it because it looks like it would make a great day trip destination for us. Thanks for the compliment on my family too :)

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  5. Oh how prett your pics are! Everyone looks so happy :)) nice memory maker you have there!!

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