It was a summer afternoon to remember, moderate temperatures, sunshine, and smiles. As we strolled through the streets of historic Clifton, Virginia, I imagined what it was like as a Civil War town. Was it the quaintness represented by the architecture, the charm of the old railroad and oxcart, or the trattoria and ice cream stop that lured us on? We strolled, ate dinner at a European-type garden setting while the grandgirls waited patiently for the next treat, homemade ice cream at one of their favorite stops. A walk to the park for birthday cake and playground fun rounded off the enjoyable late afternoon. Summer sunshine embraced us, making the quote by author Kellie Elmore a reality.
“I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket.”
I had so many connections to your summer with family! Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Summer is a time for family to share the beauty of life.Thanks for joining me here.Delete
Carol, I love the line "sweet summer dayReplyDelete
giftwrapped in sunshine" What a perfect description of a summer's day. When walking through an historical place it is hard not to juxtapose images of the past on top of what we see in the present. I think of this when in Gettysburg.
Gettysburg is another place that is fun to walk around. The outside statues at the museum were one of our favorites. We still have to walk through the Manassas battlefield that is close by. When I pass it, I often think of Gettysburg. Thanks for adding your comments.Delete
I know you are enjoying these special, soft days with granddaughters! Lovely post!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Maureen. Summertime is a fun season to enjoy life, love, and family.Delete
Love this post and glimpse into your leisurely family gathering.ReplyDelete
Ramona, as a grandma I knew you would appreciate this slice. I could not find your slice. If I missed it please send me the link.Delete
Grandkids, sunshine and smiles, places to see, enjoyable activities, no hurry - I am happy for you.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your comment, Terje. All of the to do lists seem to be set aside and I am enjoying the slower pace. Mother Nature seems to know what she is doing when she brings the heat.Delete
Yes, indeed, Carol. The warmth of summer's embrace. You have captured it here. These are my favorite lines:ReplyDelete
"sweet summer day
giftwrapped in sunshine"