family, travel

A Beautiful Summer 2015

Summer is almost over (school starts in two weeks!) and while I planned to write a lot more in the past month, I’m so happy to say that I gave in to summer and have been enjoying it completely.  That bucket list?  We’ve checked off almost everything on it and then some.  (We still haven’t gone hunting for shark teeth or checked out a new park.)

We have travelled a lot so far.  Our first trip was a drive up the east coast to Ocean City, Maryland and then several stops on our way back to Florida.  Our second trip was to Maine and we just returned this week.  And while I wasn’t blogging, I was inspired and found so many beautiful things around me that I want to share.  Maine especially inspired me – gorgeous scenery, fresh clean air, warm days and cool evenings, family and even some history.

My parents spend their summers at their cottage on the St. Croix River.  They built it about 7 years ago in place of an older cottage where I spent many summer days exploring the same places that Jack and Casey are now exploring.  Every year I go back, it is more beautiful in my eyes.  There are many beautiful places I have lived in this country, but I’m always comparing it to this:

St. Croix Island from the beach at low tide



or this:

Meddybemps Lake (no editing – that’s pure beautiful color)





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