Date Night: A Spring Picnic on Table Mountain

This is more of an afternoon date than date night, but I'll have to make an exception this time. Scott and I headed up to Table Mountain in  Oroville last weekend to view the wildflowers.

I commute to Oroville for work so I see the big "O" on the side of Table Mountain every day. It is aptly named after a table because it is unusually flat for a mountain. You'll see.

We took the winding roads up the mountain, past the greenest hillsides I've seen in California in a very long time.

Lake Oroville is completely full. What a beautiful sight! I wonder if my friend Trish and her husband are out on their houseboat like most weekends.

Finally we arrive on the top of Table Mountain.

The flowers are blooming! These families were having such a wonderful time. I remember being fascinated with kites. My parents bought me a shiny mylar kite with a very long tail. After seeing these beauties all afternoon I realize I still am a fan.

There's my date, checking out the views.

We finally settle in for our picnic with my stylish basket created by my sister, Dorie. This was a spontaneous date so we grabbed the basket--filled with silverware, plates, napkins and wine glasses -- and picked up some of our favorite healthy vegetable bowls from T-Bar on our way out of town.

A comfy blanket, a basket of goodies, a great read, a splash of chilled rose, and a great date makes the perfect springtime afternoon.