Yesterday’s poem, Smells and Sounds of Summer, made me ache for that idyllic summer day. Having fun out of doors with my sweet pup, lazy afternoons swimming and reading at the river, basking in the afternoon sun until my skin threatens to bubble.
Days turn into weekends, into weeks, and long vacations. I’m eagerly planning 2 upcoming summer trips and can’t wait to escape the heavy heat of the city, completely disconnecting, unplugging, and recharging.
Next week we will be departing to California once again for my husband’s niece’s high school graduation. I cannot believe she is graduating!!! Makes me feel so old… While this trip won’t boast any long nature hikes or lake swims, 3 days of amazing family time is something I am certainly looking forward to.
The 4th of July we are taking a 5 day weekend to go backpacking in the gorgeous Cascade mountain range in Oregon. We have a secret spot on a stunning glacier melt lake that has been calling to me all winter. I can’t wait to hang up my hammock, swim, read, swim again, read again, grill some fresh lake trout, drink some wine by the fire, and repeat again and again for 4 glorious days.
What are your summer plans? Have any fantastic vacations coming up? Any projects you are working on in your spare time?
Have a fabulous weekend!! 🙂