My sister came to visit last week, and it was fun to do some summer hanging-out again with her, though this time in cooler Oregon.
We found a lake in view of Mt. Hood where my sister jumped right in.
When we got home from our trip up to Mt. Hood, we discovered that Mr. Ed, my father-in-law, had been sitting on our front porch for a couple of hours reading/napping. We asked why he didn't just go in the house since he's the one who gave us the lock-box with a key, and he said that he just liked it on the front porch. That's another great thing about Oregon summers: front porch sitting. When we started looking at houses up here, we passed right over any house that didn't have a hefty front porch. They're such social things, so healthy for a neighborhood.
So my sister and niece ended their day in the hot-tub, listening to whatever pearl of wisdom Mr. Ed was passing on.
So along with AC and tuna casserole, front porches, lakes, lemon-ade stands, and visits from Ed, a few other timeless things I love about summer are:
Fuzzy baby ducks.