|No politics please, we are busy living a great summer!|
I look over the pictures I've taken so far this summer, relatively fewer than in past years, and they are photos of people playing games, the beach, sunsets, the natural beauty that surrounds us here and the smiling people we love.
|Who needs/wants to sit at the computer with this outside?|
|get in line!|
|snacking on chestnuts|
The things we do with other people are simpler up here. Most days begin with exercise either on the front lawn or on the road walking, biking, boot camping (not me but I've heard it exists) or inside doing yoga. There is no trip to the gym and no fancy equipment. Later, we all migrate to the beach to visit, walk on the sandbars, watch the kids play, and swim (again,not me, unless you call wading up to my knees swimming). There have been days that we all want nothing more than to stay on the beach until night because it is so pleasant and peaceful. Dinner can wait...right!?
There is also the annual bonfire and hot dog roast when we really do get to stay on the beach until night and no one really has to worry about dinner. This year the evening was about as perfect as they get with clear skies, sandbars out and bugs non existent...which never happens. There is nothing better than a hot dog roasted over an open fire sprinkled with the tiniest bit of sand! Simple pleasures!
|I love it when my husband cooks dinner!|
One of the nicest afternoons recently was spent on the front lawn of a cottage playing bingo and celebrating 50 years of the Koolaid Kids at Amherst Shore. This group of kids raises money every summer for charities benefiting other kids in the area. While the kids at the beach are on their vacation they meet every Tuesday morning and have held various fundraisers over the years like walk-a-thons, the ever profitable bottle drive at the end of the summer (because we drink a lot!), kid auctions, selling liquid refreshment during our annual games weekend, and this year the lovely bingo coffee house afternoon complete with 50 years of trivia, fresh baked treats, and a giant koolaid pitcher shaped cake to celebrate 50 years of kids helping kids. It was simple (except for the planners I'm sure) and enjoyed by all!
|"I-21".....what you say in an American bar! "O-67" the koolaid kids began in 1967!|
Great job Koolaid Kids!