Tag Archives: Summer solstice

The longest day

21 Jun

It’s finally here.  The first day of summer!  Today is the day of the summer solstice and hence the longest day.  When we would go  visit family in Traverse City we would always go to the top of Sleeping Bear Dune, face the lake and watch the sunset.  Last year we were vacationing in the OBX and sat on Jockey’s Ridge to watch the sunset:



P1010062Pretty awesome.

Also on the longest day the Alzheimer’s Association urges you to participate in some activity to honor those loved ones suffering or succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease.

So today, in honor of my grandpa

P1000692I went on a 16 mile bike ride.  I think he would have loved the ride.  I saw a deer and some sea lions…

1056862_726136280459_1649407382_nThe sea lions were not feeling photogenic today… and twice went over this lovely marina


I say lovely because the hill to get over that marina/waterway is killer!  The Longest Day lasts, well all day.  You are supposed to be active in some way all day.  I’m trying my hardest to do so, but the rain has other ideas!

If you’d like to read more go to the Alzheimer’s Association’s website to educate yourself!



Alligator River Adventures!

22 Jun

I feel as though I am neglecting the blog a bit, but I have a good reason.  I am on vacation…with my family…which is pretty important.

There’s been one line that has been repeated over and over again on vacation, “Well, I’m just trying to be on vacation!”  This can be used at any time when you are feeling particularly overwhelmed by the calmness of vacation or anyone is giving you a hard time about something.

We are off on an expedition down the Alligator River this morning.  We kayaked this last year and it was super cool.  I’m excited to go again.

Because I’ve been a bad blogger, I’ll leave you with a picture of the solstice as seen from Jockey’s Ridge on the 20th.

Enjoy the rest of your Friday, I know I will!

Happy Solstice!

20 Jun

Welcome to June 20th!  Did you know that today is the summer solstice?  Well…it is.  That means it’s the longest day of the year.  We are planning on going up to Jockey’s Ridge to watch the sunset.  Should be pretty spectacular.

To keep you occupied while we are traversing up the dune, how bout some pictures?


You are welcome! It’s been a great week so far.  I’m so glad that my aunt and cousin came down for the week!  I can’t wait until tomorrow when the bestie shoes up and then on Friday when the brother and Sara get here!  Exciting times!

Have a great solstice y’all!

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