To me summer officially kicks off with Memorial Day. Usually the kids are getting out of school, people begin to travel and that weekend is always a time when we head to the lake. This year we went to a state park that had a nice two-bedroom cabin you could rent. We hiked the 2.5 miles through the east Texas piney woods around the lake and swam in the nice cool waters. It was a time of just relaxing and when it became too hot outdoors we went inside to the air conditioning. If you live in Texas, a/c is a must have over everything else in May, June, July, August and September.
So what are your plans for the summer? Are you taking a summer cruise, going somewhere exotic or just hanging out by the pool? I use to be jealous of my teacher friends who have the summer off, but I no longer envy them the headaches they have to put up with.
Whenever I know we're going on a long trip and there will be down time, I save a special book to read. This summer I have saved the last book from Shades of Gray, a new Rachel Gibson novel, and Susan Elizabeth Phillips new novel, The Great Escape, which looks like a Runaway Bride book. (Gosh darn it, I have one of those too!)
We're going to Los Angeles for the RWA convention and we're leaving early to spend a few days doing Disneyland, Universal Studios and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. So tell me what are you doing this summer and have you saved a special book to read while you're on vacation?