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The other day while cycling with friends in Saguaro National Park, I saw a family at the picnic grounds sitting quietly as the sun sank in the west. They had food spread out on the concrete table, and three generations were passing chicken and plastic forks. In the stillness, above their quiet conversation a cactus wren sang in the trees.
Picnics used to be common, and I find it a bit sad that they have largely disappeared in our hectic world of fast food and video games. Luckily for those of us who wish to indulge this quaint custom, the infrastructure of lonely roads leading to picnic tables persists.
Winter is the best time of year for picnics in the desert. Not only is it cool enough to enjoy being outside, but afterwards you will be able to post photos on social media and drive friends and relatives living in the tundra states mad with jealousy! Win-win!