Summers in the South

-barefoot in the grass.

-Cold, sweet, iced tea.

-Swimming in my aunt’s pool.

-trips to Myrtle Beach.

-Sunburn

-Swimming in Wilson’s Creek

-Finally living where I could be at the beach within 15 minutes.

-BBQ’s on Friday nights with our Wilmington gang, tiki torches, Howard manning the grill.

-The cool relief of dusk.

-Seeing fireflies in the bushes and when I was younger, catching them in my hand.

-Summer romances when I was younger and unmarried.

-Carowinds every chance we got.

-horseback riding in Banner Elk.

-Napping in the hammock.

Sometimes I do miss summers in the south…especially when it’s cold and rainy in August here.  If you have southern roots, August is the month you all dread because it’s the hottest and the muggiest.  At times it seems weird to have endless amounts of daylight in the summer and have your hottest day only be around 85.

But most of the time, I’m still happy I live here and not there anymore.

7 Responses

  1. Heather Says:

    I’m glad that I don’t live there anymore either :) Is Carowinds still open??

  2. Chris Says:

    I don’t know….I would imagine it is, but who knows?

  3. April Says:

    I just got home from Charleston where the daytime highs hovered around 102 with a heat index of 117! It made Florida look GOOD! I still miss Alaska, though. Probably now more than ever!

  4. Heather Says:

    Well I looked up Carowinds and they still have a web site up so I guess they are still open.

  5. Chris Says:

    April, 117! Holy crap girl, you’re a brave woman! I love Charleston though!

    Heather, I wanna go!

  6. Heather Says:

    If you want to go to an amusement park you need to come to the one that’s only about 5 mins from where I live now. Cedar Point. It’s got the most roller coasters in the world and I think it still holds the record for the world’s tallest (or is it fastest) roller coaster. :)

  7. Amy Says:

    I have been meaning to tell you that this is a great entry! I love it!

    Sweet Tea rocks…and I have never been to the south…unless you consider southern cali, nevada or arizona. LOL.

    AMY

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