Saturday, June 23, 2007

FRIDAY FIVE: Hot Town Summer In the City...

Since summer arrived this week the REVGALBLOGPALS are revving it up for summer.

1. Favorite summer food(s) and beverage(s):
Watermelon, corn-on-the-cob, and anything off the grill
Water is still my favorite beverage, but I also like the Grapefruit Soda
from Italy at Trader Joe's - tastes best with lots of ice. (Pepita is better
but can't find it here only in Switzerland)

2. Song that "says" summer to you (need not be about summer explicitly):
Styx -"Come Sail Away"

3.A childhood summer memory:
Going camping every summer with the pop-up camper, visiting state and
national parks, playing Auto Bingo, tracking license plates, seeing
historic, scenic sites and looking for local wildlife (animals, not nite
clubs). We ventured all over the states, saw so much, got sick of each
other, set-up and broke camp together, hiked, toasted marshmallows over
the campfire, attended ranger programs and sunday services, looked up at
the starry night skies and just made many wonderful memories together as
a family. Our dog, Rex, went with us and loved it all as well.

4. An adult summer memory:
The wonderful day I spent in the pool at my folks' place in Florida. It
was sunny and 95 degrees, but I was in the pool the whole day and never
felt hot. I savoured that whole day, lounging, swimming, floating, doing
stunts in the pool.

5. Deacribe a wonderful summer day you'd like to have in the near future
(weather, location, activities):
I'd love to repeat the above! However, my parents joined the church triumphant
and the house was sold. So...LH and I head will head to a small beach area
on the shores of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin. I hope it's like today - sunny,
blue sky and 75 degrees. I enjoy walking up and down the beach, getting wet
at least up to the waist (the water's a bit chilly, but Lake Huron is even
colder), watch the gulls and deer and the waves. Lounge with a good book and
get a pedicure with my sister. I'm sure there will be the inevitable game
of croquet and I, as always, will come in last. But spending some time
relaxing with my sister and brother-in-law is a grace and simply relaxing in
such a great and beautiful place does wonders for my spirit.

Optional: Does your place of worship do anything differently in the summer
(fewer services, casual dress, etc)

Not really. Worship is the same time. The air conditioner is running.
Some folks may dress more casually and on really hot days, I can
dispense with wearing a robe.

Share your summertime joy!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Styx--brings back memories!