Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Busy Summer





This summer may have been the busiest of my adult life. As a teenager, I went to summer camp, taught back yard Bible clubs, and went on family vacations.  Save for a Gettysburg trip and a bridal shower a few years ago, my summers as of late have been much less busy.
            This summer however, was different, mostly due to my dad and planning a number of activities for my niece and nephew.  Sometimes, that’s a great way to have fun yourself, plan things for other people that you’ll enjoy as well.  Though, planning a bit for yourself is a good thing too.
            Along with the kids’ activities, I had some new experiences this summer, a trampoline park, and a historic mining village. The trampoline park was definitely one of the kid’s activities.  However, when I was buying the tickets online I wondered if I shouldn’t jump with just to supervise, so I bought a ticket for myself as well. I was extremely glad that I made that decision since I had as much fun as the kids. I had no idea all that jumping was going to be such a fun workout. I would return, not just with the kids, but with friends as well. 


 


The mining village was somewhere I’d wanted to visit for a long time and decided that since it was so close to where niece and nephew lived, I’d just take them along.  We all ended up having an excellent time as I blogged about earlier this summer. 



We also went to Claws ‘N PawsWild Animal Park, which was also for the kids, but in a way for me as well since I not only love the place, but we went on my birthday.  We all had a wonderful time, kids and adults alike.


One adventure this summer was not new, but never ceases to be incredible was a trip to the Pennsylvania RenaissanceFaire. Actually, I’ve squeezed in two trips this summer with an upcoming the second day of fall. 
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I also attend a Hobbit themed birthday party for a good friend, where we danced, explored The Old Forrest, and of course ate. 
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My dad, niece, nephew explored Edwards Garden Center a return visit for my dad and I but a first time one for the kids.







We also took a very hot, but very fun hike at Frances Slocum State Park.   
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A friend and I attend a River fest and met several fascinating people. 




The summer was so much fun that I can’t wait to see what the autumn brings!