When was the last time you went on a picnic? Picnics are one of those occasions we all think of fondly, but rarely do. So many things have to fall into place to pull it off. You have to plan the meal and get everything together. Then travel to the location and hope that the weather is agreeable. 

Nowadays, folks just drive through the burger joint on the corner for immediate gratification (as gratifying as a fast food burger can be anyway.) There just seems to be too many activities to make time for a picnic. Ballgames, movies, shopping and yes, even work, all get in the way of a relaxing afternoon at the park.

Do yourself a favor sometime and slow down, get a bucket of chicken or some sandwiches, some cans of soda (lemonade comes in cans too) and surprise the kids. It will be a memory maker.