When you disappear from a blog for a few weeks, people wonder, what’s going on? Is everything ok?

To give you some perspective, I live in a town that is 80% closed in the winter. Some stores literally board up their windows, so sad.

But for three months, this town quadruples in size, you can hear people talking other languages, and the whole place feels almost cosmopolitan walking down the street. (I think I am a country girl who likes a bit of the city now and then so I particularly like this part.)

Gidget and our friends often sit in this park by the ocean, a whopping 5 minute walk from my house.

Gidget and our friends often sit in this park by the ocean, a whopping 5 minute walk from my house.

And with the incoming people are the things for them to go to: festivals, concerts, improv, regattas. Stuff going on, things I dream about in the winter! Flamingo Festival? Don’t mind if I do (happening this weekend). Fourth of July parade attended by 20,000 people? Sign me up.



And besides the people and events, there are also the uniquely summer activities that would happen whether you were in a tourist town or not. Swimming at the local swimming hole, the search for the perfect ice cream, having a cocktail on a patio, lingering over dinner outside with various friends and visitors.

If a friend invites you on a boat, you go. Especially if it's for a cruise along Sommes Sound.

If a friend invites you on a boat, you go. Especially if it’s for a cruise along Sommes Sound.

Yes, that is a bald eagle. Yes my camera is kind of crappy so I was pretty close!

Yes, that is a bald eagle. Yes my camera is kind of crappy so I was pretty close!

So rather than writing a ton of blog posts, I’ve just been enjoying the summer. I’ve been walking at night with my dog, eating pizza and watching the town band in the park, swimming every afternoon I can. I love blogging but I can do that any time!

And I hope you are enjoying your summer too.

I am taking in every possible moment I can and savoring it because in two months, when businesses start closing and the leaves fall and us year rounders settle in for a winter all stuck with each other (in a good way mostly), I want to remember my summer not in front of a computer but on a boat, on a hike, on an adventure.

What’s the most fun thing you’ve done so far this summer?



Our first in-person workshop in 2+ years is happening September 24!

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