It's now August 21st, and I have no idea where summer has gone. Most schools have started back up again, I see the bus swinging through our neighborhood to pick up swarms of unhappy kids. And despite the fact that it's been 4 years since I've had a summer break, I still cling to the ideal of relaxation, vacation, sleeping in (who am I kidding, I always sleep in), and generally having as much fun as possible until Labor Day.
Two things have made it ok for fall to arrive. First of all, hello heat. I don't know if summer is always this hot, but I think the last time we had this streak of 90-degree days, I was mowing lawns and making up songs to Veggie Tales tunes. I would love for fall weather to arrive even if I'm not quite ready to greet the fall months. Remember, I am a jacket girl, like other girls are shoe girls or purse girls. And I love to wear me some jackets.
The second thing is that the last month or so, I really feel like I've taken advantage of Colorado in the summertime. With the exception of a brief stint at Lake Monroe which felt more summery than my June and July combined, I've gotten my fill of summer right here at home, without a vacation. Two Film on the Rocks, including my first viewing of The Goonies, a rocking tailgate party and a Marc Broussard concert. Two indulgent Tuesday nights at the James Bond Film Fest at The Mayan followed by some Sweet Action Ice Cream. A bike ride to Wash Park, frisbee, and dinner and drinks at Wash Park Grille (still on the bikes). A successful summit of Mt. Evans. My first organized Ultimate Frisbee game. A Rockies game (victory). My first Broncos game (also a victory, thanks to ABC for the tickets). Fresh tomatoes from my garden.
While I haven't gotten to enjoy the perfect summer nights as much as I'd like, now that the temperature is finally falling below 85 in the evenings, I still think I've packed it in pretty well. Here's hoping I can keep the streak going with nice fall things as the weather turns more tolerable. Yay for feeling like a native!