The perfect picnic

Steve Whysall and his wife Loraine picnic with their grandkids. Photo: Jenelle Schneider, The Vancouver Sun

Steve Whysall and his wife Loraine picnic with their grandkids.
Photo: Jenelle Schneider, The Vancouver Sun

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A picnic is a simple way to eat outdoors.

You can picnic in a park.

You can picnic in your own backyard. Spread a blanket on the ground.
Lay your food out.  Eat your lunch. Have fun.

Read the PDF. Try the Exercise.

Steve took his family on a picnic. They went to VanDusen Gardens.

VanDusen Gardens has acres of lawn. Children love the open lawn.

The meadow and stream in mid summer at VanDusen Gardens. Photo: Handout, VanDusen Gardens, PNG Merlin Archive, The Vancouver Sun

The meadow and stream in mid summer at VanDusen Gardens.
Photo: Handout, VanDusen Gardens, PNG Merlin Archive,
The Vancouver Sun

The children run and play. They come back to the blanket to rest and eat.

Unpack your food and set it out on the blanket. A picnic menu includes drinks,
salads, sandwiches, fruit, cheese and cookies.

Set your food out on the blanket. Photo: Jenelle Schneider, The Vancouver Sun

Set your food out on the blanket.
Photo: Jenelle Schneider, The Vancouver Sun

There are rules to follow for a good picnic.
Clean up after yourself.  Take your garbage home.
Do not feed the animals, birds or fish.  Human food is not good for them.

It is a pleasure to picnic in a beautiful garden.

Families join together for huge picnic on a lawn. Photo:  Kazbad, Creative Commons, Flickr

Families join together for huge picnic on a lawn.
Photo: Kazbad, Creative Commons, Flickr