May 17, 2012 § Leave a comment
The sun is finally shining consistently, and, despite being in the midst of finals and the frantic packing of my dorm room into boxes for the summer, all I can think about is swimming pools and carnivals. Which is great, because there’s a carnival with a slip n’ slide, dunk tank and ice cream sundae bar planned today on the lawn outside my dorm. I can’t wait.
We’ve been loading up on summer activities, despite the onslaught of schoolwork. The other day we went strawberry picking at the local orchard, gathered about 10 cartons of strawberries, many of which went into a delicious strawberry pie later that week (that, when the microwave disappeared the day we wanted to make chocolate covered strawberries). We played on the (stationary) tractor and pet the goats and delighted in a little childhood fun.
The trip had the feeling of bookending this year, which started with a trip to the orchards for apple picking in September. Some new faces, some old. This year has been somewhat of a roller coaster, but I’m grateful that these last couple of months have been mostly smooth sailing. Now all that’s left is a couple of days in the sun, a trip to UPS, one last exam, and a flight home. And hopefully, hopefully, a day at the Shore this weekend (fingers crossed).
The still-warm pie becomes a puddle of strawberry juice.