I grew up in a South Florida that was transitioning to home air conditioning. I spent most of my younger summers playing in the backyard and our carport, or roaming the few short blocks from our house because it was just as hot in the house. As I got older, my bicycle transported me a world away to friends homes, the beach and parks. (OK...in actuality, only a few miles in total.)
At the end of every school year, I get that same pull and yearning to fly out of the house and head to the beach or embark on a roadtrip. I continue to be thankful that my younger girls are just as anxious to get out and experience, hot or not, the sweetness of summer.
Giggling with a towel over their shoulders, flip-flops on their feet...walking out to the summer sun.
(and yes, these adorable feet are now my Facebook profile pic and my computer screen saver!)