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beck's picture beck

Summer! My kids only have a few weeks left and then they're off until September...

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I envy your nearness to the beach! For us, it's a day (or more) of travel to get to any coast. I have cravings for it, just like you mention here. We get to go every few years.

I like the list! For us, it's much the same. Popsicles. No school. Lots of fresh fruit, finally in season. Farmer's market. Sleeping in (until 7!).

Great post. I'm glad you had such a beautiful day.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Even though I may have mixed feelings now and again about where we live, I do so much appreciate our proximity to the beach--it's a huge plus for me. I told Scott years ago that I had to live either near the beach, or near mountains--one or the other!

mouse's picture mouse

We've got the mountains here, but just yesterday Scooter was asking for the beach and I had a momentary pang thinking about how long it's been since I had a beach day. He was asking specifically in conjunction with the trip we're going to take to visit family--further into land-locked areas. But we may at least look into a water park for one of our days there.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

That's funny because I often crave the mountains, and wish they were closer. I think that's what I love so much about Greece--the landscape just sings to me: sea AND mountains together, everywhere you look.

mouse's picture mouse

Every time I see a picture of Greece's rocky hills juxtaposed with that blue, blue ocean, I turn to Trillian and tell her we need to move. And I haven't ever been in person, so I can only imagine how much stronger that pull is for you.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Well, you definitely have to visit--except then you may really never want to leave!