I wrote about crabbing with the endless supply of old meat Nanny kept in the freezer and saying things like "knee high until the fourth of Joooo-ly". Whistling with grass between your thumbs. The tent that I erected in the front yard of The Depot and didn't take down until the school year started again. Running through sprinklers that fan out like jazz hands for hours on end. Taking afternoon naps by accident on the front porch hammocks. And then, when I was older, concerts in outdoor arenas where sweat spilled down your asscrack like Niagara Falls but you didn't care because Amy Ray sounded like she was singing to you. Getting inebriated (and other things) with my outdoorsy, hippie friends in camping cabins and big fields, water fights while you washed the 13-passenger vans preparing for the next round of campers, drunk hikes and midnight zip wire runs.
The point of all the rambling is that I'm itching to have summer happen like that again. And these things reminded me of all those dirty, sweaty, incandescent summer dreams. Enjoy.
Fresh Virginia peaches - you'd be surprised how tasty they can be!
Popsicles made from juice - specifically gigantic popsicles like this one
Mayan hammocks from www.hammocks.com - $70ish
Drinking beverages from Mason Jars - maybe a Bayou Zinger from Project Foodie?
How do you celebrate summer?