When Mary Ellen and Kevin came to pick me up at my hotel, they informed me they had a better plan for lunch on this beautiful September day --
We headed straight to Whole Foods ((Affectionately renamed by some to WHOLE PAYCHECK!)) and picked up our salads to go at the salad bar.
We had a new agenda!
Instead of “eating in” we were “eating OUT!” Picnic style!
I agreed that this was the most wonderful idea ever. Summer is quickly leaving us, and there are not many more days like this that we could enjoy sitting on the grass, enjoying the end of summer warmth and sunshine.
I took a photo of these guards and squashes in front of Whole Foods – Yes. There is no denying Autumn, no matter how hard we want to hold on to summer!
On our way to the Muny!
St Louis is a beautiful city and Mary Ellen and Kevin knew just the spot to go!
How about here?
Mary Ellen even brought her newly completed Celtic Solstice for us to picnic upon! Can you imagine a more idyllic spot?
Setting out our lunch goodies!
Come to mama, Salad with artichoke hearts!
Oh yes, this is the way to enjoy September in St Louis!
This is BLISS!!
As I’ve said before, it really doesn’t take much more time to take a picnic to a lovely outside area, than it does to stand in line at a restaurant waiting to be seated, wait for your beverage, wait for your meal all while having to listen to the din of too many voices and kitchen noise around you while your conversation is drowned out by obnoxious overhead music.
Pack a picnic! Enjoy the outside. BREATHE. EXHALE!
A lunch to remember!
Life is too short not to picnic!