Despite all the amazing weather we have been getting in New York lately, today officially marks the
~First day of Summer 2011~
It feels like just the other day when my drive to work looked like this:
I am happy to report that it now looks a little more like this:
When I was just a little South African kid, I always wondered why they made such a big deal about American Summers in movies or TV shows. I then discovered there is a 3 month vacation involved! WHAT THE WHAT? Not fair, considering the longest vacation from school I ever got was over Christmas break (our Summer) and that lastest a measly 4 weeks. On the East Coast we did have Summer temperatures all year round so the warm weather was nothing too exciting either. I then heard about Summer Camps. What? You actually get to go hang out in the woods with your friends for weeks at a time? Where do I sign up? Am I too old? I loved the idea of summer camps so much in fact that it was my first choice of job when I first wanted to come to the states. I had bad timing though and ended up working at a ski resort instead.
This year will be my 3rd American Summer ever and I just can't get enough. I am making the most of it by checking off my Summer bucket List which seems to be filling up with more things before I can cross anything off.