I'm so glad we were able to go strawberry-picking this year. Last year, we were in Texas about this time and they were experiencing pretty severe flooding. Didn't make for great picking conditions. This year was perfect. We were able to pick strawberries and blackberries at the same farm as a family before my husband flew back home. Picking in the morning then picnicking and playing at the park made for a great last day together.
As you can see from the pictures, we chose a great time to go as we pretty much had the patch to ourselves. When we got home I took an insane number of totally unnecessary pictures of our hard-earned fruit, then got down to business and made a couple pies (recipe here).
I still heartily recommend picking your own fruit. It's a lot of fun and the reward is delicious!
(Tip: If your t-shirt tends to ride up in back when you bend over, or your pants ride low, be sure to apply sunscreen to your exposed region!)