A Picnic In The Park

Happy Summer!  
Summer in Minnesota is always too short, so it's all about being outdoors 
as much as possible! And what is better than a summer picnic?

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I am participating in Wayfair's Life's A Picnic campaign...all opinions are my own.


Last week we had a lot of rain, and nearly 7" fell overnight one night.  Our dock was floating and the pontoon boat was rising from the lift...so we had to pull it all in.  Some neighbors have docks underwater and others have weighted them down, and many people had flooded basements.  Luckily we didn't have any water in the house, and we can put up with docks pulled in, and no-wake on the lake!


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Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Our beach is underwater now, too, and there have been more rains 
since I took these photos.  Still lovely to look at...

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Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Our town has five lakes...four connected...and there are many beautiful parks.  
We decided to pack up a quick picnic and check one out! 
 I recently received the Eco Rolling Cooler from Wayfair and couldn't wait to use it! 

So we headed out to Sylvania Park, the oldest park in town...
full of beautiful old oaks.


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Picnic In The Park- Itsy Bits And Pieces

Viking Man (aka my husband) carried the quilt and 
pulled the cooler with the convenient removable rolling rack 
(hey, somebody had to take photos) and we set up on a shady picnic table.


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I love the exterior surfaces and the look!  It has a top opening to grab out bottles quickly and the top zips open to the insulated cooler section, as well...


Picnic In The Park- Itsy Bits And Pieces

Picnic In The Park- Itsy Bits And Pieces

The front has a pocket, and a zip section which holds all of the included pieces. Nothing is breakable, and it is securely held in place for transport.


Picnic In The Park- Itsy Bits And Pieces

We had a very simple lunch...meats, cheeses, and bread...
with fruit and yogurt, pecan shortbread cookies, and sparkling grape juice!  
It was quick and easy to pack up!

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Picnic In The Park- Itsy Bits And Pieces

It felt like such a special little lunch getaway!


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It was so pretty to watch the boats and big clouds!

Picnic In The Park- Itsy Bits And Pieces

Picnic In The Park- Itsy Bits And Pieces

It would be fun to bring a picnic when music is being played in the 1926 Bandshell!

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And I am imagining how easy it will be to to roll the cooler down our dock 
and bring a picnic lunch on the pontoon...hopefully soon!


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Until next time...


24 comments

  1. Linda, What a wonderful picnic and with a strong Viking. :) I hate when people get that much rain at once...it's too much. Glad you were safe and got the dock out of danger. Flooding scares me. Blessings for a fun safe weekend. Stay hydrated. xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thank you, Susie! Lots of farm fields flooded, too. Hoping to get our boat back out there soon!

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  2. Looks like fun and what a beautiful setting!

    Tania

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  3. Looks like you had a fun time and that cooler is wonderful! we've been needing rain for a long time and finally got some for several days this week but I'm glad we didn't get nearly as much as you did.

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    1. Thank you, Angie! Lots of rain this year...and more tomorrow!

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  4. That looks like so much fun! Don't you love how every single bite tastes better outside? And when you can see water it's even better! I know you are so excited. :)

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  5. Picnics are so much fun. We are experiencing a lot of rain here too. I am stepping away from blogging for a while. In the meantime, please visit me at Instagram and Twitter.

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  6. Sorry about all the rain. We've had a lot here, but it's not been that big of a nuisance yet. Maybe all the hot weather this weekend will dry you out!

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  7. What a nice and romantic picnic. Love the great insulated bag. Wow about all the rain. I hope as the heat moves in you will dry up some. Glad you did not get any water in the house. Have a great weekend.
    xoxo
    Kris

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    1. It really was fun, Kris! We are looking forward to more soon!

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  8. A picnic in the park sounds wonderful, but this weather! I tell ya the weather man was very very wrong about our rain. The cooler howver, is cool!

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    1. The water has been going down, but last's night rain and the winds aren't helping! How about your lake?

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  9. This post took me back to 4th of July 1982. We spent it in Waconia, Minnesota and visited many lakes to escape the heat.

    Have a lovely 4th of July week.

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    1. Sounds like some fun memory making! Many beautiful lakes here! Wishing you a lovely 4th, too, Carol!

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  10. What a beautiful place to enjoy a picnic, Linda! I love the picnic basket you picked out from Wayfair. I'm enjoying mine, too. We have a lot of the same weather. It's been very rainy here, too with a lot of flooding.

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    1. Thank you, Melanie! I can't wait to have another picnic!

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  11. Cograts on your hubs retiring! Yippee!!! What a lovely spot to have a picnic and by the lake. What could be better!

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  12. Saw this on FB last week and had to
    come have a closer look : ) What a
    beautiful park -- love the bandshell!
    I'm so happy that you are both enjoying
    a lovely retirement!

    xo Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne! I just heard they have music in the bandshell each week!

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