Saturday, August 4, 2012

A perfect picnic

After several summers of "we should spend more time in Central Park" conversations, Sebastian and I are finally sticking to our word and spending relaxing Saturday afternoons in the park. We've mastered the art of the picnic, bringing great food, things to do and the essential supplies to kill four or more hours in New York City's answer to the countryside. Since we don't have a car, this is the best way to "get out of the city" for an afternoon.

Our picnic must-have items include:
-Blanket(s) to spread out
-Some great eats like homemade pasta salad (whole wheat pasta, tomatoes, basil, feta cheese, oil/vinegar) and fresh fruit
-Kindle loaded with a great book (just read The Newlyweds and loved it)
-Playing cards (Sebastian recently introduced me to Spanish cards and the challenging game, Truco)
-Sunscreen (preferably SPF 50, as I get burned in 5 minutes)
-A soccer ball and/or frisbee to entertain the 32-year-old child I picnic with
-Terere (a Paraguayan iced-tea beverage that will soon get its own blog post)

What do you bring on your picnics?

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