And the Livin’ Is Easy
Summer in my San Francisco beach neighborhood is typically chilly and gray, but the other day felt like the quintessential summer day. The sky was a deep blue, the heat of the sun was tempered by a breeze, and flowers were zinging with vibrant colors. It was the last day of spring, and the next day, the first official day of summer, was just as perfect.
When I was little, my dad played the piano after work, between household chores, and at night after we kids went to bed. We never knew if we’d hear Beethoven or Brubeck, or when the season arrived, his jazz rendition of Gershwin’s “Summertime.”
As a kid who lived through very long winters and blink-of-an-eye summers, summer meant going to the beach at an Adirondack Lake. Just as the lake water finally started warming up in late July, we’d be hit with morning frost in August.
There’s something magical about a beach, sun sparkling on the water, whether it’s at an Adirondack Lake, a California beach filled with surfers, or a Florida beach lined by white sand.
This week HikingAutism features a new World Walks contribution. Check out Cape Francis Beach Walk, another Florida walk contributed from traveler friends from the Netherlands.
We’ve just passed the summer solstice, and the days are already getting shorter. Take time to find special moments that bring the magic of summer for you!
This week’s HikingAutism Hike Notes from the archives is Stinson Beach, an iconic California beach that makes me feel like I’ve started a beach vacation the minute I set foot on it.
This week’s Hike Notes from the Archives:
(Original Hike Notes 147): Stinson Beach
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