September 2, 2013

Summer days

Despite rising temperatures here in San Diego, the inevitability of Autumn is near. Even living in Southern California, where our seasons lack the extremity of the rest of the world, summer ends. We've gone back to school, bought our books, and are already eying this years boots. And even though Autumn has its perks, does anything really compare to the electric air and freedom of summer? 

As Anaïs Nin said, "We write to live twice, in the moment and in retrospect." So with that ideal I've been holding on to some of my summer memories, trying to make them last just a little bit longer, while avoiding going back to reality. However, I'm afraid that the time has come to accept that it is, in fact, somehow (where did the time go?!), September. So here's to the lasting memories of summer and the joy of retrospect. 

If you've read previous posts (Welcome to OregonTree climbing and other shenanigans, and Bye bye blue), you'll know that I spent time in Oregon early on in the summer. Well, on that trip we had just so gosh-darn-much fun, we decided to go for round two. My parents, younger sister, and I all made the trek up to the lovely coast in early August and galavanted around, making more than a few memories.

We spent our first day in ol' Oregon with a little adrenaline rush. We went to North Bend to Spinreel rentals, got ourselves a dune runner and tore up the Oregon dunes. Can you say "awesome"? I highly recommend if you're in the area you go. We had a blast; and it's a great time for the whole family (Note Jewel's excitement).

Rockin' the helmet head

We spent the rest of the day far more relaxed, but full of fun. First, we went to Mingus Park, which is exceptionally lovely. It has a really easy loop trail around a pond full of ducks, geese, and swans, as well as, a playground and japanese garden. 

If you feel so obliged, jump on the swings (I encourage it). 

Now after all that fun wouldn't you be hungry? We were, but also, not quite ready to give up the great outdoors. How do you remedy such a conundrum? Simple: beach bonfire! 

As you know, it is often very cold at the beach at night, and sometimes, because of this, you and your sister choose to wear the same sweatshirt. Result: ultimate twinsies. 

The silliness really only progressed from here.

I could post a million more photos, but I won't keep you scolling for too long. I'm still not ready to let go of summer, are you?  I'd love to hear some of your favorite summer moments too:) 

Yours, Kenna

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