Goggles and sunscreen in the pool bag.
Towels drying over the deck railing.
Awesome beach chair in the trunk.
Directions in the GPS.
We are looking forward to spending a day at the lake with a couple other families we've gotten to know especially well this past school year. Our boys played sports together, we live in a triangle to each others' homes - and the other two families share a bridge to their backyards!
In a summer where friends flit off for the weekend or the week, leaving us pool folk on our own, it's nice to have an invitation to go have some "extra fun," too. We are looking forward to the road trip, the water fun, and some memories to treasure for a lifetime.
I encourage you to find some extra fun this week. Maybe it's the dollar movies and the local summer cinema. Or a trip to the Outlets to browse around. Ask another family to go along - it's always more fun with a friend!