Yes, I'm ducking the flying rotten tomatoes.
Summer is my least favorite season. Why? Two reasons: heat and humidity.
I mean, I chose to go to Penn State because it was snowing the day I went there for a visit - April 29. I lived in East Halls and had to cross Parking Lot 80, aka The Tundra. You should have seen those snow piles when they plowed that big flat wind-whipped vast expanse of nothingness. (Sadly, I believe Parking Lot 80 no longer exists).
So here we are in summer. Normally, my family goes to the shore every summer, but this year we're taking a pass on our annual vacation because we've planned a different, longer one.
To the mountains. Where there's snow.
Yep, we're headed to Colorado, South Dakota and Wyoming this year. I made this trip when I was 14 and LOVED it. Especially the pictures of us in our shorts and flip flops throwing snowballs at each other. I plan to do the same thing 31 years later with my own kids.
We'll be stopping at RomCon in Denver for the weekend, then on to Mount Rushmore, Mount Crazy Horse, Devil's Tower Wyoming (a hold over from my childhood - seeing Close Encounters landing site is not to be missed), then on to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. 14 days of cooler temperatures.
Oh, I know they'll still be hot and we'll definitley need the sunscreen, but I'll be glad to get off the East Coast for a few weeks.
And then I come home and will have to do laundry and re-pack for National. In Orlando. In July.
It's a good thing Florida has Disney and Universal because I don't know that you'd get me there any other way.
Only 196 days until Winter. Woo hoo!!!
So, what are your plans for summer?