I wish I were more of a leader than a follower, but I'm glad I have someone like Corinne to start a challenge like this to get me moving. I always do better with outside motivation, so I'm going to take the Summer Adventure Challenge. Here goes. I've lived here all my life, almost, and there are lots of things that either I haven't seen or my kids haven't seen so my challenge is to revisit some of the places my folks took me but that most of my kids have not been to. Mixed in are a couple of completely new places.
- 1. Fort McHenry (I haven't been since I was in school and 4 of my kids have never been.)
- 2. Cape May, NJ by way of the Lewes Ferry in Delaware
- 3. St. Michaels, MD
- 4. Go canoeing or tubing on the Monocacy River
- 5. Visit Polyface Farm near Charlottesville, VA
- 6. Try rockclimbing at Earthtreks
I'm excited to try and make plans for these places, and the last one is a bonus, because it is right by my house and not really an adventure per se, but it would be a new experience for all of us.
My kids will all be home for a few weeks this summer, and I've reached the stage of life where that will not be the norm, in fact this could be the last time for years, so it will be great to have these ideas to use to make some memories this summer.
A couple of these adventures might be for me alone. There will be a week the end of July when I think all of my family will be gone, so I might take myself a little getaway trip to Cape May during that week. My kids would not find that lovely, romantic Victorian town quite as interesting as I would. I'm picturing a night in a bed and breakfast with a lovely day walking on the beach in the morning and sitting with my toes in the surf reading a book in the afternoon. Ahh.