Last summer was the summer of work. For the first time since I became a teacher I worked the summer at the Adirondack Experience (The Museum at Blue Mountain Lake). I did this for one major reason... I had to. I needed to do an internship for my Cultural Heritage Preservation CAS at Syracuse University and my concentration was primarily on Outdoor Education and History. The Adirondack Experience allowed me to work as an interpretive Intern on the Minnow Pond Trail, and gave me the chance to meet and talk to guests every day about not only the museum and trail, but the surrounding Adirondack park. It also meant that I, in the words of my 8 year old, "abandoned us for the whole summer!" She is not entirely wrong. For her whole life we have always gone on a summer vacation, and last summer we didn't, instead we stole tiny adventures on my days off, but it was not the same. So at the end of last summer I asked her if she could pick any vacation, what would it be? I cringed inwardly thinking I was about to agree to a summer at Disney or weeks at the beach (neither of which would have been my preferred trip), but instead she picked the best possible trip I could imagine, and EPIC Summer Road Trip! So we looked at the calendar, looked at the map, made a list of places we didn't want to miss and planning was underway! So stay tuned all summer for updates as the kiddo and I embark on 5 weeks of travel through 18 states and at least 17 National Parks!
kayaking and enjoying the kickoff to summer! We found some great new places to visit, taking a day to explore John Dillon Park and we also stumbled upon Forked Lake and will hitting that up as a future camping spot. It was also our first time to be there for the fireworks and they didn't disappoint! We managed to stumble into some front row seats and got to enjoy some really great fireworks right on the lake. This will definitely become a tradition... now we just need to find a summer house up there that we can afford!
Here's to more sunsets, some good books and a lot more adventures this summer!
What I'm reading now: Code Talker by Chester Nez
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