Today, September 6, might be considered the unofficial end of Summer 2016 — or beginning of Fall depending on if you think of Labor day as the end of Summer. Phew! I don’t know about you, but for me and my husband, Bobby, it has been a whirlwind of a season. I thought I might reflect on things a little, partly because I am tired from the weekend, but mostly because I had such a great summer, I kind of want to re-live it.
The Beginning of Summer in May — It started out quiet enough with spending Memorial Day weekend in Lodi dog sitting. I had the opportunity to attend the Lodi Memorial Day parade.
My Birthday Week in June — While I have celebrated my birthday for a week for a long time, this was truly a memorable one. Bobby rented a movie theater to show one of my favorite movies (The Princess Bride). He invited many friends and we watched the movie and then enjoyed cupcakes afterwards. We then jumped in the car and traveled to Richmond, Virginia to watch the filming of a PBS medical drama, Mercy Street.
New York City in July — Bobby joined me on a business trip to the Big Apple, in which we extended to include a mini vacation. We walked to Times Square and saw a Broadway musical (An American in Paris). We visited the One World Observatory. Rode the Staten Island Ferry. Enjoyed a carriage ride in Manhattan and a pedi-cab ride through Central Park. We saw sites where movies were filmed, both on the streets of Midtown Manhattan and in the American Museum of Natural History. (I haven’t written about that yet.)
Washington, D.C. in August — This amazing opportunity to visit our Nation’s capital with a group of veterans blew our socks off. Not only did we get to see all the war and military memorials, but we also got to see what dedication to our freedom and our way of life looks like in the veterans we were with. The only thing that would have made the trip better is if the weather hadn’t been so hot. (I know it was August, but what can I say? I hate being hot.)
The Ending in September — The weekend that ended the summer of 2016 couldn’t have been better. We celebrated two birthdays (our great nephew’s, Deaveon and my sister’s, Randi). One was full of activity at Rinky Dink Family Fun Center and one was laid back and relaxing at a backyard cook-out. In addition, we just hung out with family and enjoyed the beautiful weather.
These were just some of the things we did. There were concerts and movies and new restaurants and ice cream and beaches and so much more. No wonder I am exhausted! I hope you have enjoyed your summer as much as I have. I wonder what adventures the Fall has in store for us. Stay tuned. (Hint: We know for sure that it will include Boston in October.)