Summertime, it sneaks up on you with its' blue sky days and warm starry nights. The need to be outside is always and adventure is limitless. You make a list of all the things you're going to do these next months and believe you will do them all with the longer days and perfect weather. There are endless hikes, lakes, rivers, and mountains to get to know.
Then, without warning it's almost September and fall is coming in quick. You look back and wonder what you've been doing these past few months, how summer could already be over. Feeling panic because you're not quite ready for rain, snow and shorter days.
Don't get me wrong I love all the seasons. I love the cool days and leaves changing colors in the fall. I love the snow coming down and snuggling up inside next to the fire. I love the blooms of spring and the soft rains. But it is summer that I enjoy the most. Everything about it, is just so satisfying.
We have backpacked, paddle-boarded, danced, swam, hiked, fished, ran, sunbathed, drank beers, watched the sunset, watched the sunrise, read countless books, enjoyed each others company and enjoyed Oregon's beautiful views. Life doesn't get much better than this.
This summer has been one of the most adventure-packed, fun-filled summers of my life. I know my list is not completely checked off but that just means there are plenty of places yet to be explored.