Whether it’s a road trip or I’m feeling antsy in my little city apartment, trunk picnics are some of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon. (Also, take note – killer date idea!)
On road trips, especially through National Parks I’ll make sure I pack most of my gear in the backseat and leave the trunk relatively open. It’ll have a cooler and a couple of blankets because it becomes our seat, table, cutting board – the trunk is the star!
When driving through National Parks, it’s really convenient because instead of waiting for a picnic area that’s crowded and you have to lug everything out and back, you just find a safe place to pull off and angle the trunk at the incredible view.
In Moab, we picked a spot along the Colorado River and set up shop.
I packed up stuff for sandwiches, fruit and usually a beer or two for the passenger! Anyone who knows me knows I love a cheese board, so sometimes that’s what I’ll stuff into the cooler and just graze while soaking in the view.
From Denver I’ve got a couple of favorite trunk picnic locations: the first is in Boulder and I drive up Baseline road until I find a view I love (usually out of cell phone service.) Another is a bit longer but it’s totally worth the trip, Lake Estes in Estes Park!