This sign reminds me of kids having a long, lazy summer at a cabin, wearing swimsuits 24/7 and jumping into a lake to cool off from time to time. I can even hear the splashing.
Our summer plans don’t involve a cabin or a lake, but they do involve some long lazy breakfasts at the ocean, a couple of trips for me and trying to reorganize the house post-renovation. At the end of the summer, we’re heading to Maui at the invitation of dear friends who have a lovely home there. It’s my husband’s first Hawaii trip and I haven’t been in decades. Our friends are great fun, so it’ll be the highlight of our summer.
This was his very first week of nosework class, months ago.
Riley has been learning how to suss things out by scent, so we’ll continue to take him to weekly nosework work class, which he loves. And does well at!
He likes it so much we’re thinking of competing with him. The first step will be to get him to pass his first odor recognition test, in birch. He’s been working with birch for six months so he’s nearly ready. The problem is finding a test in the general Bay area. I’m still hoping they’ll add one for later in the summer. Once he’s qualified, he can begin competing in Level 1 trials–birch. It’s fun to work with him on this because he so clearly enjoys “finding it.” So this summer’s play for all of us is his nosework.
Our big event this year is going to be a month in Santa Fe, but not until October. We’ve rented a house and will drive with Riley. So for us, summer is going to also be about buckling down and doing stuff I hate to do: organizing. I just don’t have that gene.
I’d love to hear all about your own summer plans in the Comments. What fun stuff do you have planned?