Last July we visited family in Blaine, Washington, a beautiful little town near the Canadian border where this photo was taken. Though we live in a big city, I think I'm pretty small town at heart.
But I still get that yearning for a road trip this time of year. It's fun riding along and remembering those summer vacations before freeways, and auto air conditioning, and when everyone had a station wagon for the family car. Ours was a white Chevy.
We just took a mini vacation with some of our grandgirls and they reminded us of how all kids go into such ecstasy over a motel with a swimming pool! So many wonderful memories of other Julys.
Staying at home can be perfectly cozy too, where it often feels very small hometown. Here are scenes of other summer pleasures. . . .
Welcome to July!
I hope you're making more wonderful summer memories. . . .
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