September 16, 2014    //    James Feist
There is something to be said about enjoying a nice meal with nice people. It’s almost a guaranteed good time. The food tastes good, the conversation is intriguing….. what could be better, right? How about all that good stuff with a dose of inspiration from the great outdoors? Yep, I’m talking about a good ‘ol fashioned PICNIC!
The autumn months are wonderful times to pack up the blanket and wicker basket for a romantic or family-fun outing. Average temps in the 60s and 70s, no humidity, minimal bugs, and beautiful fall colors to snap some pictures of the memories. If a slight chill is in the air, comfort up in your favorite sweater or hoodie!
The first couple weeks of September had some great days for a picnic! This particular day we biked to Alexandria’s Farmer’s Market (goes on 3 times a week!) and got some fresh sweet corn. We then biked out to one of the area parks for a nice dinner outside.
Find nice parks for a fun fall outing on our new Autumn Guide page! The listings will tell you what each park has to offer, like picnic tables, grills, playgrounds and more. The fall colors in the area haven’t moved too much since our last blog. The nights have been noticeably cooler since the last update, which is a good ingredient for fall color to develop!
While the colors are still limited to just a few isolated trees and tree tips, you can definitely anticipate some development in the coming weeks. Time to start planning your autumn adventures!