Summer is a time for fun. It’s a time for staying up late, taking naps in the sun, catching sunsets and sunrises, skipping town for days at the beach, making memories with family and friends, and, of course, plenty of ice cream (le duh). As these days begin to draw to a close (tear), Grace, Luci and I thought we would have our own bit of summer fun with this month’s 3×3 post. Instead of the usual food or fashion posts we’re paying tribute to summer by sharing some of our summer faves and summer memories. Hop on over to Luci and Grace’s blog to find out theirs and keep reading for mine.
Favorite Ice Cream // In my mind, ice cream is its own food group, one with which I am whole heartedly in-love with, so picking just one flavor as my favorite seems like an almost impossible task. If I absolutely had to choose, I would probably say coffee with heath pieces…..or Late Night Snack from Ben & Jerry’s….or cookie dough….or the honeycomb one from Ample Hills Creamery…or salted caramel. Obviously things would be so much simpler if there was just a coffee ice cream with cookie dough pieces and heath pieces and salted caramel, but until that happens, I’ll go with coffee ice cream with heath pieces to keep things simple.
Favorite Beach // Yet another hard question for me to answer. As with the ice cream, I really do like all beaches (I’m a beach bum at heart) so as long as there is sand and water, I’m happy. However, I’d have to say my top beaches are in Barbados because the water is the bluest I’ve ever seen. Also, Barbados is the first place my husband and I went on a trip together, it’s where we got engaged, and it’s also the first place I went swimming with sea turtles. My second favorite beaches are in Maine. The water is bitter cold but there is something about the lighthouses and the boats that just speaks to my soul. Last but not least, is the Red Beach in Santorini, as it is the most unique beach I’ve ever seen. And it’s in Santorini….need I say more?!
Favorite Summer Memory // You guessed it. I don’t have just one. But I will say all my favorite summer memories involve travel. That doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy the simple pleasures of sunset walks with my husband or
nightly weekly ice cream cones or all the summer country concerts I used to go to in college, but anything involving travel is a hard memory to beat. My favorite was definitely be the summer my family traveled around the country. I was only 9 years old and I don’t remember nearly as much of it as I wish I could, but it was an incredible experience and it’s a happy memory of my family all together that I will always cherish. Second, is last summer’s trip to Maine with Mr. RC. As I mentioned above, I am in love with Maine, but this trip in particular was important as it came after a difficult time, so road tripping and exploring Maine’s natural beauty was very healing and refreshing. My 3rd favorite was our trip to Paris and Santorini. Not only were the places magical, but my husband and I were able to create some very special once-in-a-lifetime memories with his parents. And we also got our engagement photos taken in Paris, so there’s that!
Ok, enough of me rambling on. I’d love to know from you- what’s your favorite ice cream flavor, beach and summer memory? Share in the comments below or feel free to share in the form of a photo using the hashtag #3x3summer.