friday five: summertime fun

Songbird at RevGalBlogPals asks folks to list 5 things we like/dislike about summer:

I would usually claim winter or spring as my favorite season, but there’s much to like about summer, especially since the pace of life just seems to slow down a bit. I’m not very good about the Sabbath, but summer with its long cool evenings is a Sabbath season for me.

Water: beach, pool, sprinklers, water parks, whatever. It’s all about the water. Some years I make it to the beach multiple times and some not at all. I’m not sure what happens. It depends, in part, on who is around and willing to go.

Free Entertainment at Outdoor Venues: Music in the Park, Shakespeare by the Sea, etc. Kids running around, picnic dinners, a bottle of wine, cool enough evenings to need sweatshirts, fun entertainment.

Summer Vacation and Road Trips: with teacher parents and family and friends scattered across the country, we did many summer road trips. Restaurant breakfasts, motel pools, Mom reading to us in the car, visiting family and old friends, amusement parks, camping nights. Computerguy doesn’t get summers off. It’s a pity.

Cherries: I can’t get enough of them in their all too brief season. When we lived in Taiwan, it was fresh lychees. Almost 30 years later, I still miss those.

My Dislike: the overwhelming heat from July through October. At least it usually cools down at night for us (it’s a dry heat). This has become especially tough with kids. The days get long when it’s too hot to play outside.

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6 Responses to friday five: summertime fun

  1. revdrkate says:

    With you on the great summer entertainment, oh and cherries…they are the BEST!

  2. Robin says:

    Yes – water and cherries – Michigan cherries. Thanks for commenting!

  3. Anne says:

    I love cherries. Have some in the fridge as we speak. In fact, they sound like the perfect mid-morning snack!

  4. LutheranChik says:

    We love cherries too…although the best cherry pickings are a two-hour-plus drive up north. It’s worth it to enjoy a handful of perfectly ripe dark cherries.

  5. Jan says:

    I’d forgotten about cherries! You just mentioning “motel pools” brought back lots of memories of cross-country trips when I was growing up and my dad was being transferred. Thanks.

  6. Songbird says:

    During the summer of the first Jaws movie, my family stayed in a motel with this on the sign:
    “Swim in our shark-free pool.”

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