I think I have decided that I am a city girl. But sometimes I spend time by a lake, out in the country, and think I could pretty much be set hanging out there for life. Eating breakfast outside, sipping my coffee, and looking out at the water. Taking boat rides on the lake at sunset. Spending hours swimming or reading or just hanging out.
All this is to say that, while I won’t be moving to the country anytime in the foreseeable future, I love vacations there. And this past weekend, my mom’s side of the family gathered at Hamilton Lake for just such a vacation. Boat rides, swimming, hyper-competitive games of corn hole, volleyball, and badminton, delicious food, sangria-making, cake-decorating, teaching our aunts and uncles to play flip cup (amazing idea, by the way), and much catching up were on the agenda. Summertime at its finest: