There is a distinct feel of summer in the air. I don't know if it was the bike ride in the park that kicked it off, or the Thai iced tea I had yesterday...
Summer coming brings up all sorts of fabulous memories from my childhood. When we lived in our Ashburn house (I moved there in 3rd grade), we lived on a long cul de sac with 59 kids living on it! I'm not kidding... we recounted today. It was the ideal place to grow up in the summer. We would ride our bikes everywhere, play in my friend Anna's playhouse, walk around the lake behind our houses, play foursquare, watch Clue, have water wars, and play capture the flag when it finally got dark. We would go from house to house getting snacks, lunch and water breaks, only returning to our own homes for dinner. At one point, not one person had a fence in their backyard so we could run freely. Unfortunately my summers are no longer that blissful. There are some things I am really looking forward to though.
We used to road trip a lot as a family. This year I think those trips will just be to a from Pismo. You better believe we'll be listening to John Denver though.
and I of course cannot wait for summery iced teas (preferably next to Kenz's pool)... : )