Review Brooks & Crowley
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While I think there are memorable summer experiences to be had out in nature, I don’t want to discount the joys of hanging out in the city itself during summertime. Boston Common is flooded with people, Faneuil Hall is full of energy, and there’s always a parade or festival going on. No matter where your preferred summer destination is, there are shared experiences that bring us all together. Who doesn’t enjoy a night spent under the stars next to a fire? Or a cookout with friends and family? Whether you prefer it Connecticut or Maine style, I’m guessing you enjoy a lobster roll while sitting at a picnic table. And of course, there’s the Sox. This year doesn’t look like it will be as glorious as last, but who knows what can happen down the stretch? If we can make a late summer run and surge into the playoffs, anything’s possible. Where do you think of going when summertime rolls around? Given that we live in New England, I’m willing to bet every single person reading this will have a different answer, and that’s the magic of living in this wonderful place. –Steve Brooks "Old Orchard Beach in Maine was my summer spot growing up. Every year, my brothers and I would head up to Maine for two weeks to enjoy the landscape and get some peace and quiet. It’s where I learned to dive into a frozen ocean and get out before the shivers got too serious."
FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE OCEAN The Joys of New England in the Summer
Beach, the smell and feel of the place returns to me. It’s amazing how potent early experiences can be. I think if I drove there today, the nostalgia would hit me before I got within 30 miles. For the first time, all three of my kids went to sleep-away camp. They have all been having a blast, and I’m beginning to suspect that camp will become a permanent part of their summer routine. It’s pretty cool to see them heading off on their own adventures and defining the season for themselves. For me, it’s a little like training wheels for sending them off to college one day. Even knowing they’ll be back soon, it can be hard to say goodbye. What was worse, though, was hearing about how much they enjoy the food. I consider myself a pretty good cook, so I was a little miffed to find out camp food made them happy.
It seems like everyone in the Northeast has a specific place they associate with summer. Our region possesses no shortage of wonderful warm- weather escapes, and each New Englander has their own favorite. Some mark their calendars for the Marshfield Fair, others head to their favorite town on the Cape, and still others trek up to the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont. That’s the beauty of where we live. Whatever you’re into, New England can provide it. Old Orchard Beach in Maine was my summer spot growing up. Every year, my brothers and I would head up to Maine for two weeks to enjoy the landscape and get some peace and quiet. It’s where I learned to dive into a frozen ocean and get out before the shivers got too serious. It’s the setting for some of my fondest childhood memories. Just thinking about Old Orchard
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