Yesterday I realized that, in addition to working on Labor Day, the only thing that kept me from working 7 days last week was an adventure in Baltimore City jury duty. I wasn’t picked for the trial, but it was an … interesting experience nonetheless. This summer flew by so quickly, it’s hard to believe we’re back in classes already.
I had a pretty fun and semi-productive summer. I spent a fun (but chilly!) Memorial Day weekend in New Hampshire to celebrate the 30th birthday of one of my best college friends. The weather wasn’t suited to swimming, but we ate and played board games with the best of them.
I managed to get not one but two beach weeks in – early in the summer with my parents, aunt and uncle, and squeezed a second one in later in the summer with my parents, sister, another aunt and uncle, and two cousins. There were some okay beach days but also some bad weather, which means I mostly read, ate, and played board games. (That would be the title of my “What I Did On My Summer Vacation” essay, if you were wondering.)
T and I took a day trip to Fredericksburg in June, ostensibly to see the battlefield(s), but really to check out the closest Steak ‘n Shake. Which was, of course, delicious.
I managed to spin ALA Annual 2013 (where I gave a brief Ignite presentation) into a trip home, where I got to see some friends, my sister (and her dog Scout), celebrate a neighbor’s birthday, and was introduced to the wonder of kale and grits tacos.
To cap it off, a behind-the-scenes of historic Baltimore tour with my coworkers. The day was miserably hot, but it was still a pretty fun time!
How did you spend your summer vacation?