May 11, 2008
I once ate a picnic lunch with friends in the sand dunes in Oregon on a windy day. It seemed like a good idea at the time (famous last words); needless to say, I wouldn't recommend it. (Yogurt tastes far better smooth rather than grainy, and ham sandwiches don't benefit from the added crunch.) But the dunes are amazing, and despite our unfortunate meal I could have spent the entire day walking them, sliding down them, watching them shift before my eyes. So, lesson learned: sand in your food, not so much... sand in your shoes, an experience to remember.