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I’ll admit it. I have high and sometimes unrealistic expectations for summer vacations and activities. Having lived in the Midwest my entire life, I’m conditioned to want to bust out of the joint every summer. This year, I let go of my grand plans of a long distance vacation to focus on the bigger picture. The more I planned, the more draining it became trying make sure every single variable was taken care of. And the more pregnant I grew, the more I simply wanted to stay close to home.
You don’t have to leave the state or travel very far to have an adventure after all. There are plenty of adventures to be had right in your back yard. We are fortunate enough to live in a thriving community with plenty of things to see and do. One of our favorite summer traditions include picking strawberries during the mid-June season. It’s great to be able to support local farmers and teach the boys where and how one of their favorite fruits is grown. A few weeks ago, we paid our local strawberry farm, Johnson’s, a visit and extended the adventure by making a special treat.