Despite the fact that I just got back from Blend, I need to turn around and pack again, because there’s a long weekend on the horizon, and that means a trip to the Poconos. It’s become somewhat of a tradition to spend the first official weekend of summer, Memorial Day, in the Poconos with Connor’s family — bonfires, barbecue, and (hopefully) lots of sunshine. I love spending long mornings out on the deck, looking out at the lake. There’s something so peaceful about being there, and of course, being surrounded by great company.
At this point, I’ve seen every season and every kind of weather here. It’s prettiest in the fall, I think, but I’m not going to argue with warm weather, shorts, and sunglasses. Let’s just hope it doesn’t rain this weekend. It’s been thunderstorming almost every day in Boston, and while I love a good thunderstorm, I’d prefer the sun.
Last time we were there, it was back in February for President’s Weekend (side note: is it just me or is this year flying? February feels like yesterday!) As I previously wrote, during this visit, we helped C’s parents re-tile the floor in the kitchen as they prepared for their re-model.
I am so excited to see the finished product! I’ve been getting emails with pictures and panoramic interactive views but getting to see it in person will be so exciting.
This afternoon will be spent packing, which we already know I’m really bad at, so I’ll definitely need to make a list in advance. I usually do a grocery store run prior to a long road trip to prepare a bag of snacks, but thanks to all the swag I got at Blend, that won’t be necessary:
So much swag left over!
Believe it or not, I’ll also be back in the Poconos next weekend, as we are having a ‘girls’ weekend with female members of my family and Connor’s family (no boys allowed.) I’m excited to have some family bonding time (and undoubtedly eat lots of good food.)
And then…exactly one month from next Tuesday, I’ll be flying to the Outer Banks for a week-long vacation. I’m so excited to go back there, after my first visit last summer:
Just looking at that picture makes me happy. So much vaca, so little time!
I’m hoping to have some awesome guest posts during my week in the OBX, and I’ve already gotten some fabulous bloggers on board. Leave me a comment if you’d like to write a guest post for me next month (and if we haven’t already talked about it)!
Here’s to long weekends and vacations!
Reader Question: What are you doing this Memorial Day Weekend?