“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.” Erma Bombeck
YA had our first 4th of July picnic early this year. We made our annual trek up to Fawn-Doe-Rosa on Tuesday. We have several traditions around this trip, including taking a picnic lunch and enjoying it after we’ve had our fill of goat/dear/llama petting and bunny whispering.
This year we had sandwiches (cheese for YA, PB&J for me), coleslaw, watermelon and strawberries as well as tortilla chips and salsa. All packed in our trusty cooler and enjoyed with pop purchased from the pop machine at F-D-R. It was a beautiful day and I think eating outside in the shade made the food taste better!
What kinds of foods do you pack for picnics? Any favorite picnic spots? Any picnics planned for the 4th?