I may not be good at hanging out, but I certainly know a picnic when I see one. While our lunch yesterday was very enjoyable, and may technically qualify as a picnic (Merriam-Webster definition: excursion or outing with food usually provided by members of the group and eaten in the open), in my book, it was a sandwich in the park.
The British have a love of picnics and certain expectations as to what should be included: typically a blanket, a hamper, and some means for finishing up with a nice cup of tea.
One can busy oneself for hours organizing a picnic. And believe me, one does.
This is what I think a picnic looks like:
Central Park, 2005
live. enjoy. repeat.