Sunday, October 4, 2009

VeganMoFo: Picnic in the Park



For my birthday my husband promised me that we'd have a picnic in the park. It's not a usual occurrence I'm sad to say, so this was a treat for me. I was originally going to pick up stuff from Trader Joe's to bring but got lazy and instead grabbed sandwiches from a nearby Subway. Not the best choice of picnic food but certainly not the worst. It was a REALLY windy day at Chace Park in Marina Del Rey and pretty cold too so probably not the best day for a picnic but we made do with heavy bags and shoes to weigh down our blanket.


Our view. Those are my plum stockinged feet and my husband's Vans.


I'd love to have a boat!


This park is really beautiful and quite clean too.


My veggie sub. It was one of the best ones I've had from Subway. The girl really packed the veggies in there. What makes a veggie sub worthwhile? Avocado, peppers, olive oil and vinegar. Without those four things, it's a bland sandwich. Other veggies included: lettuce, tomato, onions, green peppers, olives, cucumber, spinach, pickles!


Dried cranberries in my lap.


All washed down with a cherry gingerale. These are so good.


You can see the wind just pulling at my hair!


Our little seagull friend.


Pelicans! They are the funniest looking birds. You should see them groom themselves with those awkward beaks! (The guy in front-center is doing just that.)

9 comments:

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Your picnic looked wonderful! I always eye those gingerales but have never tried the cherry kind before. What a fun time.

Oraphan said...

What a beautiful post! Sounds like you had such a wonderful time with your husband. Next time I order Subway veggie sandwich, I'll make sure I have those 4 ingredients, thanks for sharing:)

Bonnie said...

I'm glad you had such a lovely birthday picnic! I should have picnic more often.
And I love subway! but I've never seen avocados there, that sounds awesome...

Mary said...

I love pelicans! That sounds like a great birthday picnic.

veganf said...

I'm a big fan of picnics, any kind. Subway is about the only fast food chain I enjoy. Looks like a beautiful spot!

Lauren said...

Looks lovely!

Extra pickles for me please!! :)

veggievixen said...

cute! i miss picnics.

swellvegan said...

Yum, cherry gingerale!?! That sounds awesome. I wish January was a good month for my birthday picnic, but alas it will be below zero here by that time. You're lucky you can get avocado on your Subway sandwiches; lovely picnic!

Mama Veg said...

Love the pics!