Summer is Almost Over
Summer is almost over. It has been busy. It started out beautiful, then got so hot and humid I could hardly function! But somehow we got through it.
August was a real challenge around here, but the summer ended as beautiful as it started. Our little ice cream stand by the lake closed last night and luckily my daughter had the idea to go get a cone 🙂 yum! – one last treat an hour before the season ended. So long until next season.
We were very lucky to have been able to travel to several local fun spots this year. One of my favorite places is the Herkimer Diamonds mine. It is a wonderful place because there is something for everyone there. They have a little museum and combine an educational experience with the hunt for treasure. Boy and Girl Scout troops often have field trips there. Senior Citizen groups also go there. There is a lot to do regardless of your physical ability.
What would summer be without picnics and cookouts? Surely without these summer traditions it would feel incomplete. We had lots of picnics right in our own backyard. Neighbors had get-togethers and we shared stories over the fire pit at the end of the day. The kids enjoyed the break from school and homework, and our neighborhood even had a community garage sale. Now the days are getting shorter and its time to think about indoor activities and back-to-school. This is a time to reflect on the slower pace, and prepare for the events that come with the change of season. Treasure the memories made and plan ways to make next summer even better.