Summer of 2012 unofficially ended a week ago. What do you have to show for it? I’ll share my memories with the hope of inspiring you to reflect on yours.
My family kicked off the season with a trip to visit Mickey in Disney and Harry Potter at Universal. We almost floated away courtesy of Tropical Storm Debby, but we bonded over the discomfort of soggy feet and broken umbrellas. In fact, one of our favorite photos happens to be us posing in EPCOT–wet hair, slickers, and all.
This was a summer of parties with friends and dinner barbeques. We ate outside almost every possible moment as a family, enjoying our new patio and furniture by the pool. The investment in backyard improvements was well worth it.
My midsummer dream turned into reality with a romantic getaway to the Conch Republic for Hemingway Days. I proved to myself I could complete a 5K, survived a harrowing jet skiing experience, and watched my first Papa Look-Alike contest. My sweetheart and I treasured quiet moments together, biking Old Town, and people-watching on Duval.
I learned the joy and serenity of a morning spent kayaking on a local lake one beautiful August morning. Later that month, we cruised on the high seas to Bermuda with a family group of fourteen strong.
Labor Day weekend found us back in the Adirondacks for a family barbeque, a chance to sit around a campfire with my dad, siblings and kin one more time.
What memories do you treasure from the summer of 2012?
If it flew past you before you got a chance to do all those things you’d hoped, what can you do now to enjoy the beauty of Fall around the corner?
Perhaps make an Autumn Wish List. I’d love to hear about your plans for the season ahead.