The Motorscooter Picnic

The scooter is the iconic courting vehicle, just right for two people (see motor scooter dating), and conjures up wistful images of unfettered amorous exploration. It does not hurt to have a serious luncheon basket along too, and most scooters can handle such a load as well as a passenger very readily (see motorscooter cargo issues), even when laden with the full complement of classic picnic fixings: Cold chicken , cold tongue, cold ham, cold beef, pickled gherkins, salad, French rolls, watercress sandwiches, potted meat, gingerbeer, lemonade, sodawater -- to which can of course be added some modern fare as well: Starbucks specialties, rich and lacivious deserts, etc.

As with any form of vehicular travel, alcohol is inavisable (Did you know that the Yamaha Vino scooter is the only motor vehicle named for an alcoholic beverage?).

The picnic blanket is a must on such excursions, and can usually be stowed in the luncheon basket on top of its contents -- perhaps thrust down between jars and bottles to help prevent impact while travelling (see scooters and potholes). Many wonderful things have taken place on, in, and under picnic blankets.

Whether sprawled out upon a grassy sward on a Sienna hillside, by a brook in the Holm Valley or on the rolling grasses of Barnsdall park viewing the Hollywood sign and the Planetarium, the picnic is an age old tradition that deserves to be sustained.

Wearing a jacket backwards
Wearing a jacket backwards